Finding balance in your life

cove_beach_stones_245299_l.jpegAnalyzing my goals, where I wish to be (as I am wont to do)…I find myself yearning for a semblance of balance.  Spiritually and physically.  Hmmm….am I facing a mid-life crisis a few years early?  I think about WHY am I wanting this?  What is it about my life that yearns for this peaceful state of mind?

Meredith Farkas puts it all into perspective with her analysis:

“The day after we get home is May 23 and my 30th birthday. I know my two friends who are turning 40 and 50 respectively this year have laughed at me, but I really do see this as a turning point in my life. I’ve always thought of my 20’s as the years that I can avoid being serious, can avoid exercise and can avoid thinking about having a family. I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but for me, I’ve always considered 30 to be this cut-off point where I need to get my priorities straight. I’ve started questioning the directions my life has taken and I’m not entirely happy with how unbalanced my life is. I realize that I can’t keep going the way I have been — with the constant projects, writing and speaking — and still be happy and healthy. It’s so hard to say no to amazing experiences and honors, but I’m going to have to learn how in order to have anything that looks remotely like a life. People ask me how I can do all the things I do and the truth is that I’ve almost entirely given up “time outside of work” for my career over the past 18 months. It’s something I wouldn’t recommend for anyone.”

I wonder how many women feel like this?  Like they are missing something…that life is somehow passing them by??  It’s all about the journey. 

Websites:

http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/index.php/2007/05/06/looking-forward-and-finding-balance/

http://turning40.net/2007/02/

http://runnerslife.ca/blogs/bushrider/2007/01/20/on-turning-40/

http://www.crystalinks.com/turning40.html

Update on my exercise experience

weight_training_dumbells_1548905_l.jpegWell, I have been going to the gym for more than two weeks now and I have noticed that my stamina is increasing.  My weight has been pretty steady though I would be content to lose maybe ten more pounds and even off there.

Yesterday I began my weight training circuit and that was something I greatly looked forward to.  I want to tone my muscles and to continue this regime.  I have noticed that even though I can be dog tired after working (esp. with all the overtime offered at the Center) my energy level DOES increase once I do start working out and I am fine when I get home to where I can still do things.  At first I thought hey….work a full day THEN work out??? What is that? But I honestly feel okay.  Feel great awesome!!