Changes really DO happen at 40….I can speak about it now coming into my 42nd year! 😉
Age is but a number….I have always said this….it is like gravity is gravity, nothing much more to it than that.
My girlfriends over 40 say “oh! wait until you hit 40, then you will see!” I would giggle and be like “sure sure, okay. It is just a number, no biggy!”
I take that all back….
Thursday I am turning 42 and as much as I do not like to admit it, some things HAVE changed….Here is the comprehensive list of NEW findings in my 40’s..
- My arm has had to extend much further out now to try to read my phone or a book without putting on reading glasses (which I now have a pair in every bag and drawer of my home!)
- When I jump up and down…I pee a little…also happens if I laugh too hard…it’s like the muscles down there just give way a lot…
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Life is always about discovering yourself and what you truly love…The journey has been interesting! Care to join me?
I am at an interesting point in my life and realize that I have many talents to put to good use. While searching through my Rolodex (yep! Had to go that far back!) of skills to see which one’s light me up there are definitely a few that stand out and scream “PICK ME! PICK ME!”
The love of my life truly is writing followed closely by dancing and finishing off with public speaking. What a mix of love!
My love of writing started in elementary school and quickly blossomed in high school. Once on my own and living in the “real world” of being an adult, I stopped writing for a while in the sense of sharing my work. I wrote for me and continue to do so, however now I do blog and love every minute of it! Writing is a place to splash the inner workings of…
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I have missed you all very much and for the past 2 weeks have been in Ireland with my family exploring the whole island!
I must say that leaving to go on holidays, for me, is always the hardest part. I think about the BAZILLION things on my ‘To Do’ list (and anyone who truly knows me, knows how I make LONG lists to get through every day) and will there actually be enough time?
At some point, I finally give myself a break and say “Tammy, you have officially done all that you can and it’s time to just enjoy.”
This time was no different. I realized that I really needed the break to recharge and just ‘BE’ with my family with no agenda and nothing but being present with each and everyone.
Now, here I am, in the present happy and rested and can’t wait to be with all my Zumba family again in the next few days!
I hope you can all make it out this week! All classes are on for the month of April and we shall shimmy and shake and have the weather warm up just as fast as it can!
It is so good for the heart and soul to stop and recharge from time to time!
SEE YOU ALL ON THE DANCE FLOOR!
Please note that ALL classes running between March 21- 30th are CANCELLED.
Regular class schedule will RESUME on April 3, 2019.
Thank you so much ladies for all your support!
Life is not easy all the time and being human, we all deal with a certain amount of stress. It is just a fact of life.
Stress is something that will diminish your energy, cause anxiety through your body, leave you feeling like you either need to run away or stand up and fight.
It really does affect us all.
So what’s the solution?
I can only speak from what I know. What I know if that I spent MANY years being a prisoner of my stress. It would build up in my body until I felt paralyzed and couldn’t think of what a possible “next step” could even be!
One day while feeling super bummed out and wanting to hide, I heard a fun song on the radio that I knew. I could feel the corners of my mouth turning up. Soon I realized I was singing along. By the end of the song I was up and moving around cleaning up while doing a little dance.
I felt great. Like the cement blocks on my shoulders were starting to crumble.
I started to do this more often when feeling super stressed out.
It wasn’t until years later that I discovered Zumba…and then really…like no kidding…I DANCE OUT ALL MY STRESS every week and feel amazing…even to this day!!!
Zumba became my full-time stress reliever.
I discovered that rhythms and moving my body to rhythms allowed not only my physical body to “feel good” but it also rearranges molecules in my thinking and how I react to difficult situations.
Zumba became my solution to dealing with my stress. Maybe it could for you too!
Check out a class OR even start by just heading over to my videos and trying one song at home! 🙂
Seriously, this gets missed A LOT by MANY people!
Speaking from my own experience, I have a tendency to put everyone in my life’s needs before my own & by the end of the day, I am spent with no energy to give back to myself.
Recently, I have been switching it up.
Checking in with myself each MORNING & ensuring what I need from myself for the day, I get.
What this has shown me is that I am still able to be there & support others like I always did (if not even better now) & all my own personal needs are taken care of & I do not waiver from ensuring they are in a timely manner everyday!
So do what you need to do to take care of yourself FIRST & then watch how much easier it is to be there for others!
What is it that you need to take care of YOU?