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45 years old?

I haven't been posting on this blog consistently for quite a while. Why?  I write about things that inspire me (I'm never short on inspiration but I am short on time). For several months my brain has been focused on getting healthier physically, mentally, working on my business (yes business :-) for personal training) and doing all the parenting things parents do with and for their children.


Writing about depression gets old and I didn't want to bore myself or anyone more than I already have. My recent weight loss has been small (10 lbs) and I'm working on a way to lose more weight without having to log my food every day. I generally feel my best when I'm exercising and lately, that's been playing pickleball.

Pickleball, in my opinion, is the latest up and coming sport. If you never heard of pickleball before it's not hitting a ball that's shaped like a pickle. It's a sport that's a combination of tennis, bad mitten, and table tennis. I play two days a week for a little over two hours at a time and I LOVE IT! I recommend you check it out if you've never played and are looking for something different to do. Where I play it's drop in so there's always people to play doubles with. I typically burn approximately 860 calories in a two-hour period (I use a polar heart rate monitor to accurately track my calorie burn).  For me, those two hours go by in the blink of an eye!

Today as I write I'm feeling nauseous as my son gave me the gift of a virus for my 45th birthday. He stayed home from school today and this morning I woke up feeling tired and nauseous.

I'm having a hard time believing I'm 45!? In some ways, I feel like I'm a 20 - 30 something year old young at heart. I have this conception of living without limits. Unfortunately, my body seems to be telling me different. I may have arthritis in my hands??? What??? My knuckles sporadically feel tight and sore. My mom didn't start having arthritis until 68 and it's mild. My dad seems to be fine and has no complaints. I'm too young to feel this way physically! In addition, I started PT for my shoulder (rotator cuff) and knee. Once I start moving around for a while my knee feels fine - It seems to be sporadic. If someone told me this is what 45 feels like I may have started earlier with taking better care of my body and mind. For now, I will continue to accept all the birthday love my boys have given me, now time for a tums.

PS - My original blog address: www.SonyasLosingIt.com has been purchased without my knowledge. Long story short the domain name should have been transferred to my google account and it wasn't as I requested. My Google account is set up to take care of things like paying for domain name registration. As a result, the registration didn't actually transfer and it then expired. Needless to say, I'm not happy. Since then I've purchased www.SonyasLosingItBlog.com. I now have to change all of the links on my pages. No time!

UPDATE: My blog url sonyaslosingit.com is now fixed.

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