Okay, let's face it, feeling sexy when you're in your 40s or 50s isn't easy. In fact, just feeling nice can sometimes be enough. Heck, getting out of bed without aches and pains is good. LOL
However, for the past several months I've been exercising and dieting. Actually, it's more like I've been trying to get healthier. Not necessarily lose pounds, but just take better care of myself. It was exciting to go shopping and buy jeans that were a size smaller. The best part about that trip was the fact that I felt confident about my body. That's not something I've felt in a really long time.
I don't think I'm alone when I say that we are more critical about our own bodies than anyone else. I can always find something wrong with me. Maybe it's a bad hair day, or I feel bloated, or my eyes look puffy. Guh! There's always something!
Anyway, about a week ago, my husband and I went to the high school football game--my daughter plays in the band. We were sitting in the stands, I was sort of leaning back, trying to get more comfortable (those bleachers are miserable!) and my husband leans close and says to me, 'you're looking damn sexy'. My heart sped up, my face heated and I think I sat there for several seconds just stunned. He said a few more things I won't repeat and it all had me wishing we were at home instead of in a crowd, lol!
I can't think the last time I've heard that word come from his mouth. Oh, I know he loves. I know he thinks I'm pretty. But men are NOT good at saying the words. They just assume we know. The thing is, we NEED to hear the words. It makes us feel feminine and pretty and cherished. It makes us feel less...taken for granted!
I admit for several days after that game I felt sexy. The feeling his words evoked took awhile to wear off. One little word. It's amazing to me how one little word cane make all the months of working out, eating veggies instead of ice-cream, drinking bottles of water instead of cola, can make me feel as if it's all been worth it!
Next month I turn 42. For months I've been dreading this birthday, I kid you not! Now? Heck, I'm only getting started!!! LOL