This is my own personal cause & for those that don't have one, they may want to think about donating to one of the Sarcoma
Foundations below. My mother passed away from a rare form of cancer called Lipsarcoma. It is one of about 50 subtypes of sarcomas that affect all age groups from the youngest to the oldest. It is a
"a cancer that begins in the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body". There is no cure & funding is low because of its rarity. As some of you may know,
the rarer the form of cancer, the less money that is usually allocated to it by the larger organizations or the NIH (National Health Institute) as well as fewer people donate because they just don't
know about it. This cancer just keeps coming back, grows back where it already was & spreads to other areas as well. You can learn more about it at these links.
So, what is that title all about??? Well, it is the start of a longer post to come! I know, I am such a tease!!!
So, I am not saying I am HOT like guys will say about some beautiful lady that walks by or the crazy guys that blab on TMZ. I am hot with hot flashes!
What I am saying is that I AM PROUD OF MY 55 YEAR OLD BODY! I AM NOT "HOT" IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE WORD. What I am saying is that for years I felt bad or felt it was wrong to "promote" my hard work for the past 30++ years. It felt wrong to put it out there that I deserve to be recognized for what I have accomplished since I started working out in my early 20's. Yes, many have more credentials than I do, have more publicity, have more people/companies seeking them out. What I have is my own personal knowledge that "I HAVE DONE GOOD"!
I have decided I am going to start shouting from the rooftops that I have lots to share too! The fact that at 55, I have maintained & improved (for my age) speaks for itself. I was heavy in my youth & lost 35-40 pounds in high school. I have worked at learning how to keep it off & be healthy ever since those days.
The NO APOLOGIES - Well, I am not going to apologize for shouting this from the rooftops. I am also not going to apologize for my crazy workouts & my diligence to sticking to them & my food program. It has taken me a long time to get here!
I know my readers get this about me so this is not directed toward any of you!!!! It is just that I read so much about how people that never give up their workouts & don't treat themselves enough & work out too long are "bad". They don't have balance & their workouts are wrong because all the experts say that is so.
For me, this all feels right.I am happy with my lifestyle & the way I eat AND THE WAY I EXERCISE! Many others may be able to do HIIT & intervals & shorter workouts & look just great but it does not work for me. I do HIIT & intervals & more so it is not that I am not doing that in my workouts.
I am going to talk more about the specifics of my workouts in a post next week to explain this more clearly.
For now: I AM PROUD OF ALL I DO!
ONE MORE THING: I am putting it out there because I never ask & am I am going to ask now - If any of you have contacts that may help me get on any talk show or get in any magazine that wants to promote a fit & healthy 55 year old, PLEASE LET ME KNOW & I WILL RECIPROCATE IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE!
I have a story to tell!!! I was heavy as a kid. I lost weight in high school. I made mistakes when I was younger. I had to relearn the right way to eat & live for a long term lifestyle. I have been learning & progressing for over 30 years. I had to learn thru perimenopause into menopause. I HAD TO LEARN WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR ME & I AM STILL DOING THAT TODAY!
I actually have a relative that I have talked to about doing a book. I am a blabber but not a "writer" in the true sense of the word. This relative is an excellent writer but he is still in college. We have discussed him as a ghost writer for me BUT that is in the future after he gets thru school. He graduates this year. For now I want to just get out there & tell my story & show that we can age without falling apart. That we can age & still take care of ourselves. I want younger people to know that there is constant learning along the way as they get out of school, get a job, start a family & more. I have 30 years plus of living this. It is just about sharing & showing my passion of health & fitness!
I AM GETTING OLDER & I NEED TO GRAB MY TIME BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
Thank you all for letting me scream from the rooftops on my blog!!! This is meant just as a post to say I am never giving up on my dreams! I still have to find other work but I am NOT GIVING UP!!!!
The apology: I have not been able to get to as many blogs & FB pages as I like to - I am trying!!!! I am blogging but also seeking work & trying to contact companies of products I LOVE! It is always nice to work for a company that one believes in whole heartily!