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Figuring it Out

 


Article Posted by: Sherri Sacconaghi, September 25th, 2012

 

It is official. As of yesterday, I am in my mid forties. I remember when that sounded old, but in reality, it feels great.

 

In my twenties I was way too hard on my body. I worked a job with odd hours, stayed up too late, did not get enough sleep, and ate half- baked brownies directly from the pan for dinner. (I was a stress eater).

 

I my thirties I cared way too much about what people thought. I worried others would think I was a bad parent because I let my two year old pretend a stick was a gun. I worried people would think I was lazy if my kitchen was messy when they stopped by. And I worried that people would think that being a stay at home mom meant I was not smart enough to have a “real Job”. Not to mention the constant obsession of these “last 5 pounds” I wanted to lose. Those were some rough years of worrying.

 

In my Forties things started to come together. I have finally figured some things out. Here are some of the principals that have been guiding me through my fantastic Forties.

 

  • Good Food First. I would rather eat a pan of roasted Brussels sprouts than a pan of brownies. Good nutrition makes me feel happy and energized and according to my family, a lot more fun to be around.

  • Let It Go. Yep, my kitchen is a mess, my kid has an Iphone in middle school, and I don’t clean the bathroom before the cleaning service arrives. But I love my fiends and family, I am active in my community and I practice random acts of kindness everyday. So if bunched up sweat socks in the kitchen bother a visitor, well, we can visit outside.

  • Kindly Speak my Truth. I f I feel I am being treated poorly, I will speak up. If I asked for dressing on the side and it comes on the salad, I will send it back. And if I have and opinion, I will share it when asked (unless you are related to me, then you may get it asked or not). I do so respectfully and promise to refrain from posting any political views on social media.

 

Age and experience have given me the confidence to focus on the things that are important to me and let the little stuff slide. So while I appreciate the lessons I learned in my twenties and thirties, I wouldn’t go back if I could……..well, except for the fact I had great wrinkle free skin in my 20’s. I would take that.

 

Posted by: Sherri Sacconaghi
Certified Health Coach and Personal Fitness Trainer
www.themissionofnutrition.com
Ph: 503 621 7549
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