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!
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!
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!)
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.