It’s no secret that just a few months ago I hit a milestone birthday, the big 3-0. If you’ve been here before (hi there!), you know that I made it my personal mission to complete a list of activities I called my 30 Under 30. This list was all about living life and focusing on goals and accomplishments; bridging the gap between my 20s and my 30s by creating both fun and serious goals. Well, one thing I didn’t anticipate was this whole feeling of “Oh wow, I’m really 30.” The hubs, who is 9 months older than me, used to always complain to me that he “felt old.” And I thought, “Come one, you’re not THAT old.” Well, turns out some things that didn’t bother me in my 20s, REALLY bother me now that I’m 30. So I created this fun little list I like to call “You Know You’re Thirty When . . . .” So keep on reading and if you are in your thirties, maybe you’ll get a laugh. If you are in your 20s, well, think of it as something to look forward to. And if you’re older than 30, feel free to tell me how much worse (or better!?) it gets! J Enjoy my tongue-in-cheek list!
You Know You’re Thirty When . . .
1.) You see the abbreviation PT and you think physical therapist not personal trainer.
2.) The rate of perceived exertion scale has gone from 1 being a casual walk and 10 being an ironman to 1 is a just chilling and 10 is a 5k!
3.) Running used to leave you with these thoughts: “I feel so energized!” “I’m so fit!” “I could have run another 2 miles!” Now after a run you think: “My knees hurt!” “I need water!” “I’m so tired!”
4.) After a tough workout you used to suffer from Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, now you just suffer from muscle soreness.
5.) You used to ignore the warning on fitness DVDs and waiver forms that said “Consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.” Now you call your physician, your podiatrist and your allergist before starting a new routine.
6.) Your “rest day” used to consist of power yoga. Now your rest day is lying on the couch at least twice a week!
7.) You used to work out to look good, now you work out to counteract gravity because let’s face it, you can’t afford plastic surgery!
8.) You look around in a tough class full of perky, Lululemon-clad ladies and notice you are the ONLY one huffing and puffing and taking the “less intense option””.
9.) Your fitness DVD collection includes Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons.
10.) Your cool-down and stretch portion of the workout just seems to get longer and longer!