So how does that saying go... old enough to know better, too young to care?  Maybe for this post it should be more like young enough to know better, but too old to care. At 35, I'm young enough to know better than posting a photo that I really don't want to resurface on the world wide inter-webs, but honestly, I'm now old enought that I really just don't care what others think! (Okay, so maybe deep down I care a little what people think, but more about what people think of my light-hearted, fun, yet cynical and sarcastic personality and sense-of-humor, than how fat I got while living my life.)

As I typed this, I started asking myself, if I don't care, why even post the picture? It is to prove a point. It's okay to be happy that you are moving in the right direction. It's okay not to be "perfect". It's okay to be proud of hard work. You don't have to be a model to be okay/happy with your body. You don't  have to set an olympic record to be proud that you completed a run/race. You don't have to be the strongest or best or smartest to have gains. Happiness and living life is all about attitude and having fun while doing it.

If people want to think negatively, criticize, or be mean- good for them. I've had kids and lived my life. I can not change the past, only the present and future.

I am not "perfect"-no one is- and my body is FAR from "perfect". It will never be "perfect" in part due to genetics and in part due to the life I have already lived. Although my body is FAR from where I want it to be, I AM heading in the right direction. Even though I can be a perfectionist, I don't want a "perfect" body. Again, no one is perfect. Even celeberties and models bodies are photoshopped. (Not that I can even compare myself to that.) I do however want to be healthy and happy which will be perfect for me!