I am thirty this year. It’s no big deal. If anything, it’s a finally.
I have always felt older than I am. When I was a kid, it was because I looked older – taller, strong features etc. In my early 20s, it was because I worked in a professional environment, and was required to be mature and sophisticated.
Now, raising children in my late twenties, I am surrounded by people who are generally older than me. Age, though, becomes irrelevant. 20, 30, 40. It’s all irrelevant. What counts is that we are mothers.
What I would like to do though is concentrate on my health. Health has always been important to me. We grew up, eating healthy foods, exercising in the sunshine. I have had bouts of drinking or smoking or doing otherwise unhealthy things, but nothing in excess. My personality is too moderate. I like to sleep well, feel energetic and feel happy.
When I met Heart Daddy, I ate more cake than ever before, but in recent years, I have continued to be pretty healthy. (Please ignore ice-cream and liqueur consumed 5 minutes ago.)
Since having children, I have tried to exercise regularly, get enough sleep and eat well. Of course, breastfeeding and pregnancy have been good motivators for not drinking alcohol (Again, please ignore ice-cream and liqueur consumed 5 minutes ago.)
Before my pregnancy with Heart Baby, I joined a running group, and was training hard (by my standards). Two solid training sessions a week. This even involved 6am starts. Not so fun, but I got fit quick. I recently saw photos of myself pre-pregnancy. I looked fit.
I started running again about two weeks after baby’s birth. It seems early, but I needed to shed my inside skin and get out. I took it slowly.
I try and keep it easy, so I actually do it. Just a couple of kms, and more, if the weather is cool, and the mood is right. I have been pushing the pram to the park, about 1.5km each way. Or the other day pushed it up the hill to buy milk. I feel that pramacise gets bonus points. Less kms needed.
Running a couple of times a week keeps me sane. As a bonus, I have shed a few baby kilos, and feel a little less flabby.
My green smoothie helps.
1 tbs spirulina
Although Heart Baby is waking up all hours, and I am still staying up to 11pm, with occasional runs and green smoothie action, I am feeling pretty great.
Fit for thirty? Can I do it? I think I can. I think I can.
Do you have a ‘milestone’ goal? 40 for 40? Fit for thirty? What are your health secrets?
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