Sunday, November 16, 2008

Super Fabulous at 40 :D (168)

The point is, I'm not super fabulous, I'm almost forty, and I want to be. I want to be physically super fabulous. Spiritually, I am a work in progress, and am happy to an extent with who I am because I know I can always improve, through Jesus Christ, I can win spiritually. Physically, I am just about hopeless. I say just about because I really do have hope in Christ that I can be super fabulous :D ("Yes I Can!") I just don't know how I am going to get to that stage in my life where I am satisfied with my fabulousness ;) but I am willing to experiment and work it, and with the help of Christ, I can do it! :)

What does it mean to be "Super Fabulous?" Hmmm... let me bust out my Doctrine and Covenants Section 89. :) I want to have health in my navel and marrow to my bones. I want to find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures. I want to run and not be weary. I want to walk and not faint. Having these promised blessings if I follow the Word of Wisdom is part of being super fabulous, the other part is feeling and believing for myself that I am, this is the hardest part. I have grown up overweight and psychologically this is how I have always seen myself and continue to see myself. I have to work really hard at changing my self image.

I'm taking a blog cue from my friend Ipo. I don't want my blog to be a weightloss blog. And I am not so brave as she is to write down my actual body measurements, but starting today I will do something, at least one thing each day to improve my health and self image. I cannot believe that in exactly 168 days I will be 40. I don't feel 40, but I will be and I really want to enjoy that day. I want to celebrate who I am... the real me, and do something fun and adventuresome. I will too, but I want to be able to fully enjoy the moment. I want to be able to do things that at the moment I can't. So starting today I am counting down to my 4oth birthday.

Wish me luck. I am going to need it.


Liz said...

i loved this post. maybe we can skip dessert when we do lunch. i have some health and wellness goals myself since coming from the fertility doc. more about that on thursday though. anyway, we're both getting close to 40, what's say we get going on taking care of ourselves. i'm sick of taking care of others. hahaha!! just kidding!

Siana Burgess said...

Hey Liz, I'm with you. Instead of skipping dessert maybe we can find someplace after that has good healthy frozen yogurt :P yeah right! LOLOL Seriously though, I'm with you! And though you are going to take better care of yourself, I know you will always be worried about and taking care of others. Its totally a part of who you are and that is why I consider myself blessed to have you as a sister and friend! :D I look forward to you list of 6 random things LOLOL Thursday! Here we come!

Dee said...

I was disappointed when I turned 40 and still could not get it together in the physical area and be healthy. I'm 41 now and still trying! Keep trying,

Siana Burgess said...

Thanks Dee :D For your words of encouragement. Whether I like it or not the day is coming. I am a realist so I know I am not going to reach my ultimate goal on that day. If anything I think I will always feel I need to be better, and as long as I am better then than I am now I will be happier :D

Ipo said...

I'm so proud of you Siana!! I don't really feel like it's all about being "perfect" but about doing your best and never giving up on yourself! Fabulous at 40! I love it!!

Debbie said...

SIANA! Hi! You found me! Even the Crash me. HOw funny. And now I've found you. I love your blog. It's easy to put a slideshow on the sidebar. First you have to download picasa and then make a web album. SUPEREASY. Then when you create a new gadget you just scroll down the slideshows.

Forty was not bad at all for me. Thirty was the horrible year. I felt so old! Now I've embraced my old age and can breathe easy.

I am trying to take better care of myself too. I wish you well on your journey, sista!

HI LIZ! Can't wait to hear about the fertility doc.

Liz said...

girlfriend, finished my tag! fun!

Calidore said...

For me 40 came and went without too much fan fare or crisis. I think there was a slight shift in the universe, but as I was still upright when the clock struck midnight of the following day...I took it as a good sign that I would survive another year. And, I have...two additional years in fact. I cheering for you Gladys!!!


Amanda said...

well, I'm not approaching 40 yet, but I want to be fabulous, with you! I'm overweight, out of shape and have health conditions to consider. It seems everything I get a new routine to lose weight I get pregnant and put it all back on.

I am looking forward to having this baby and being able to exercise again and begin eating healthy again.

Maybe we can help one antoher by have accountability posts. We don't have to post measurements (I couldn't do that, either!) but we can have certain things we try to do each day to make healthy lifestyle changes...think about it and let me know!