Celebrating my 34th birthday

It’s my 34th birthday!

It's my #birthday! I started off my day by teaching my cycle class. The big question today is, should I have birthday cake? #fitness #webeatfat #fitspo #fitfluential #fitfam #sweatpink

How did I start off my birthday?  By teaching my cycle class, of course.  It’s the best way to start off the day.

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I’m still debating if I will partake in some birthday cake.  I know it’s a special day, but I’m still not sure. This was my birthday cake from a few years back and it was so yummy.  I’m easily tempted but I don’t always give in.

Anywho, today is my birthday!Wow the years are rolling by and so many things have changed.  I was never one of those people who made a list of things they wanted to accomplish by the time they were 30 years old or by a certain year in life.  I don’t want to be confined to a list.  Yes, there are things I want to accomplish but I don’t want to feel like I need to get them done by a certain age.

The most important thing I want to do every year as I grow older is to live in the present, learn from the past and grow in the future.  I want to keep adding my to experiences because that is all a life lesson.

I will admit this is the first year that I’ve actually been happy to celebrate my birthday.  This is the first year that I’ve finally fit in somewhere outside of my comfort zone.  This may not make sense to you but it makes complete sense to me.

I’ve been uncomfortable in my own skin for a while.  I was also doing something but I never had a direction.  I was and still am a little uncomfortable talking to people but I’m out there making friends.  It’s been hard to make friends because we are the “weight loss people” and for a while that is all that people see.  It’s hard because I am that “girl that runs all those races” and sometimes that is all that people see.  This year I’ve kind of been trying to really get to know people and let them get to know me.  That is new and different for me.

This year I’m happy to celebrate my birthday because I feel worthy of a celebration.  I’m the girl that blends in with the crowd.  I don’t enjoy attention and we already know I don’t know to accept a compliment. I feel like I’m in a great place in life right now.  I feel happy in all aspects. I’ve finally learn to accept my post weight loss self.  I have a very positive attitude.  I am going after things that I want. I am celebrating life.  So today I’m celebrating all the great things and people in my life that make living another year a great thing.

Today, I’m celebrating my birthday and I’m excited!

P.S. – If you’re in a giving mood for my birthday, you can always give a small donation for Team Healthy Kids.  Any amount helps and it would be greatly appreciated. It’s a win/win for everyone.  You’re helping out a great cause and celebrating my birthday.

So, do you think I should enjoy some birthday cake today?