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Birthday Bliss

29 Oct

“You’re not getting older, you’re getting better”

Haha, this might sum up my past weekend’s festivities.  As you know from my workout challenge, I was preparing to celebrate my birthday weekend.  Typically I don’t like to make a huge deal out of my birthday, but Ed offered to plan a party and I don’t need an excuse to eat cake and drink wine.

We planned a “hick” themed party at my good friend Lyndsey’s house and set up a tour with Banjo Billy’s (an old school bus that drives around Denver/Boulder and allows drinking on the bus).  I have heard that it’s a blast so thought it would be a good time to try it out.  Unfortunately, we were called right before our pick up and told that the bus had broken down and needed repairs…sad…but at least we weren’t stranded on the bus!  So, at this point we decided to just continue the party outside since it was such a nice day outside and we did some backyard games and grilling.  It was probably pretty funny to see us all hanging out decked out in hick attire for no reason.  🙂

All of my girlfriends dressed up in “hick” attire!

It was so great to see all of my friends in one place, which hardly ever happens with everyone’s busy schedules.  This weekend really showed me how lucky I am to be surrounded by so many amazing people.  I also got to spend time with my family, which tops off a great birthday weekend!

Unfortunately for me (and my waistline) this weekend was somewhat of a free for all.  I didn’t make the time to exercise and I was pretty lenient with my healthy eating choices.  I know that it is all about making lifestyle changes that are easy to stick to, but honestly over indulgence does happen.  Now that the party’s over, it’s time to get back on the band wagon, so to speak.

I aim to make my 25th year the most healthy yet.  I feel like in my early 20s I have hit such highs and such lows in my health journey and now it’s time to take everything that I know and love about fitness and make sure I live the life I say I lead.  I’ve made a list of goals, which I am not going to share right now (mostly because my goals have not changed that much and there are several small steps that I plan to take to be sure I am on the right track to good health).  I aim to reach my goal weight this year and be proud of the work that I put into getting there.

A pumpkin patch adventure on my actual birthday

Thanks to all my loved ones who celebrated with me!