30 days

Christmas break officially ended today!  School began, work began, routines began.  While it is fun to be on break, there is something to be said about routines too.  It makes the down time more appreciated in the least.  My workouts were few and far between during break, so I started 2 30 day challenges yesterday.  1 is a 30 day ab flattener found on the Cassey Ho website.  The other is a 30 day arm challenge found on shrinkingjeans.net  Completing both takes under 5 minutes, but it is a quick strengthening tool to add to my “what should be normal” workout routine.  😉  Check them out and let me know if you are doing them along with me.  🙂

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2 (NIV)

Being a thirty something…

You know you are a thirty something when…

You feel young BUT

  • everyone 29 and under sees you as old
  • all of your friends are getting older…and so are your kids
  • the cheeseburger you ate last night doesn’t melt away as fast as it used to
  • you start noticing one or more of the following…an occasional gray hair, a line here or there, a slight sag
  • sometimes your bones and joints are quite loud when getting up from a chair or bed

You look young BUT

  • you can’t wear the clothes that all the “crazy kids” are wearing
  • you have to “act your age”
  • your children look to you to take care of them 😉  And to set an example (gasp)

You really don’t mind being in your thirties, EXCEPT

  • the next milestone  in your life is 40 and you are not ready for that
  • the bad stuff that happens in life happens at a far greater frequency now…you see parents getting sick and/or injured more easily, kids facing pressures of this crazy world, friends and loved ones facing divorce, loss and trials all the more each day
  • you love where you are in your life but you see it flying at the speed of light and you realize soon enough you will be typing a list of being a forty something…


This may make you chuckle, it may make you sigh…just enjoy each minute before it flies by and thank Our LORD and Savior that allows us to live these moments and create these memories.