OMG! I know that a boat load of emotions come with being a caregiver, breadwinner, more than full-time employee, janitor, maid, accountant, cook and MOM (by far, my favorite role). However, I guess it's been a long time since the flood gates have been allowed to be opened. Apparently, too long. Today, I met with a personal trainer for a fitness assessment. Poor girl must have needed a stiffer drink than herbal tea afterward. I don't think she knew what she was in for. But, she was sweet and supportive. I think I like her. I think I'll keep her. "She don't come cheap"...but it's been a long time since any investments have been made in the "me bank". So the journey begins. Next week, I will take my baby girl for some fun in the sun, and then - 2/27/10 at noon, I'll take the next step. So....relative to "the assessment": CARDIO = off the chart in the wrong direction FLEXIBILITY = slightly better. Hmmm....I've never been told I'm only slighly flexible?! STRENGTH = Good! Oh the irony - after all, women ARE like herbal tea....the hotter the water, the stronger we get.