About Me “Empty Nester”
I recently became an *Empty Nester* moved from PA to TX and my two children who are ages 20 and 22 did not come with me. This is the first time I have moved that they didn’t come with me! Its interesting how now all of a sudden im thinking about the past A LOT! We had a lot of good times! Just wished I realized that more when we were having those good time!!! I actually want to go back to school shopping and all that good stuff even tho I remember complaining about it! LOL I just ordered a book called “Chicken Soup for the Empty Nesters” and looking forward to starting it! Here is a quote from the book “”How do you know when a fruit is ripe? When it leaves the bunch.”" ~André Gide I really think im gonna like this book!
Anyway, if your an “Empty Nester” also lets connect!
Here is a little Bit more About me! My Name is Christina Sears, I am a 40 something, married mother of two grown sons. Thinking back over the past years of my life, I believe that I have always had a passion for fitness! As a kid, I remember doing the “20 minute workout” that was on TV every sat morning! It was so much fun even though I had no idea what I was suppose to be doing during the commercial breaks! That was kinda irritating to me lol Then a few years later the movie “Flash Dance” came out and I went to see it and instantly wanted to be exactly like the main character in Flash Dance! I bought the sound track to that movie and would try and copy the training that she did in the movie! This is when I’m pretty sure my passion for dancing started! As I started going thru my teen years I wanted to join a gym, even though I absolutely hated gym class at school but the gym classes at school were sport related, I wanted to do aerobic classes and take dancing and use the exercise bike and treadmill and so on! I did NOT want to do football, baseball, kickball and so on. I hated anything “ball” related! Also through my teens years I started to take more notice to all sorts of aches and pains that I would experiance from time to time which scared me back then but recently discovered it was fibromyalgia. In my 20s I got married and had kids and finally joined a gym! one that I could do the stuff that I enjoyed! Dancing and aerobics along with other toning and sculpting classes and step aerobics! I went to the gym off and on thru my 20s and 30s and never really did any weight baring exercises! Then, in my late 30s I found myself not getting any results like I had so easily in the past and even tho I was never really all that much over weight , I was very blubbery and started to notice my skin was beginning to sag and that made me really depressed and feeling old I soon discovered turbo jam, a home fitness dvd which opened up a whole new world for me! First of all It lead me to “Team Beachbody where now as I go thru my 40s I am being educated for the first time about diet and nutrition, personal development and the most important fact I have learned from my favorite mentor “Chalene Johnson” is that I need to do weight baring exercises! I have also met a ton of like minded people thru Team Beachbody! None of this was ever available at the gym I spent nearly 20 years going to! In fact, I only made a hand full of friends there which we barely ever kept in touch with!
I threw together a short video to add to this “About me” page and as I went thru some of my pics from past, I realized that I barely ever smiled in the past but in the more recent pics I am just beaming with smiles! That in itself is Success! Here is the video! Hope you like it!
Im new to the whole “Empty Nest” thing but moving forward and want to still be the best mom I can be!