MAPLE LEOPARD: HOW TO FEEL FIT, FAB, AND FASHIONABLE AT 50!

Monday, April 13, 2015

HOW TO FEEL FIT, FAB, AND FASHIONABLE AT 50!


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Turning the big "50"

  I was dreading this milestone birthday just a little bit.  I am happy to report my teeth and hair didn't all fall out, and I'm still very much alive and kicking!! The worst of it was... receiving an application from my friends at AARP to sign up!  I am thankful for the gift of life, amazing family and friends, and for all you wonderful people who read and support my blog!


Staying Fit: 

 Keeping in shape at middle age is definitely an up hill struggle and takes a LOT of hard work.  Of course gravity takes its toll in all kinds of ways :) but exercising regularly helps greatly! With a busy  schedule it's hard for us to squeeze in time, but a few minutes here and there can make a huge difference.  I walk at the park 3 times a week for 1 hr, and do resistance training at the gym 4 times a week.  A new chain, "Fitness Evolution" is very inexpensive to join, it costs $9.99 a month and a small yearly maintenance fee. I love it and hope you have one nearby, or something similar!


Feeling Fabulous

It has been said for years, you are what you eat! I never believed it much when I was a young, and paid no attention to a healthy diet. It took over 40 years to come to my senses!  I do fall off the wagon sometimes, dang those jalapeno Cheetos and pepperoni pizza won't leave me alone! A breakfast smoothie always gets me back on track. It's very tasty,  refreshing, and will give you a boost of energy for the day.(double dose for an already hyper gal!) Throw it all in the blender-  OJ, chia seeds, flax meal, protein greens, frozen berries, a banana, and Greek yogurt.(on occasion I'm bad and throw in some cool whip..shhhh!)


Fashionable:

Whatever your style is, embrace it and feel great! I know not everyone is obsessed with fashion like I am.  However, I'm a firm believer that taking time to look your best boosts your confidence and makes you feel positive about life in general.  I was blessed to go to a fashion trade show in Vegas for my birthday with a dear friend who also turned 50 a few months before I did. We had a blast and I learned a lot!

Age really is just a number!  Celebrate the beautiful person you are and always be comfy in your own skin. What are your fitness goals, or things you are doing to feel fabulous?  I'd love to hear your ideas. 

Valerie


19 comments:

  1. You look absolutely fantastic! It really is all about how you feel:)

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    1. Thanks so much! You are so right...age is just a number, I feel better about everything then I did in my young years! Gald for stopping by!
      Best to you!

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  2. Perfect and you look fabulous. I was always wondering where are those fashionable bloggers at 40 and 50!

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    1. Thank you Becky! I was afraid to admit my age in the blogging world for fear of losing traffic...everyone likes "young" so it seems! Great to hear your encouraging words, I wish you the best!

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  3. You look wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Christina! Glad you stopped by! Best to you!

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    1. Thank you Christine for the kind comment and for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Great post! And Happy 50th, you look fantastic and have a fantastic attitude which is probably what has you looking and feeling so good.
    Great inspiration for woman of all ages :)

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    1. Thanks Jackie for the kind words, I appreciate your comment and your visit!
      Best to you!

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  6. wishing you the best and a Happy Birthday.

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  7. Happy Birthday! You don't look a day over 30 so you are doing all the right things! Before I had my toddler, I was a total gym rat. I used to do 2-3 hours of cardio a day. I also loved the hot sauna after my work outs. I was convinced they burned lots of calories. :-)

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    1. Thanks Megan for visiting my blog again and for your kind words and positive encouragement! No worries...time will fly and your little guy will be old enough for you to spend some time on YOU! Love your instagram fee...keep it comin! Hope you are enjoying the lovely NW spring! I think we are up for a fab summer again!! Hugs..xo

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  8. Oh my gosh you beautiful lady. I had no idea and I'm not far behind you. So glad we are the older voices in blog community to keep these young ones on thier toes:-) You Rock!!

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    1. Awe Andrea...thank you so much for the kind words!..Ha ha I don't know .I think I can't keep up with their toes...! Thanks for visiting again! Glad to see other bloggers my age rockin it!

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