The other day I was talking to a good friend of mine, and we were discussing weight!
Yes, the topic that all women groan and complain about. You know we all have that ten pounds that we nag about. How I hate the deadly ten. I have to tell you that I laugh every time I ask a new client how much they want to lose. It never fails I either here 30 pounds or the magic 10.
I feel ya for sure!
Then they say I don’t want to look like I did when I was in my 20’s because I fear I’m too old to pull that look off.
When I hear that I immediately say,
“Ummm, excuse me…. please explain”!
They continue to tell me that being that size is for the young girls. They desire to keep there new found hips and curves.
Now that I fully understand. I, too, desire to keep curves as well as well defined muscle tone in my lower and upper body.
So the other day, when my friend and I were talking, we discussed how women looked back in the day when they were our age. I clearly remember thinking that 40 and 50-year-olds were indeed old! They didn’t laugh and joke with their kids. Nor did they engage in a lot of our conversations.
I don’t remember a lot of parents interacting and being overly involved in their kids day to day life.
Furthermore, if memory serves me right, I only saw spunky and in shape older women on T.V. and in Jane Fonda’s workout videos.
It wasn’t until I reached my 30’s and 40’s when I saw women of all ages killing it in the gym. I won’t reveal names, but I saw this lady that had a body to die for and was working out like a beast. A few months after I met her, she told me how old she was, and I almost fell down the stairs.
Beastie was in her 60’s!!!!!
But there were more like her, many more. These women can do things that 20 and 30-year-olds can only dream about doing.
They have made fitness their life. And as a result of that they can hike, dance all night, travel with their kids and take girls’ trips. They engage with their families and have the stamina to do so.
So I figure if they can look as if they are fit and fabulous 20-year-olds, then why can’t I.
Why can’t we keep that trend alive and make a healthy lifestyle become so contagiously delicious that everyone would want it?
After seeing these hot mamas that are in their 50’s and 60’s, I was dedicated more than ever to keep this butt lifted and keeping this tummy flat as possible.
The goal is to help myself as well as others to make healthy food choices and still be able to eat the things you love. Try your hardest to make this a lifestyle and not a quick fix. If you make this a lifestyle, your body will feel empty and lethargic if you don’t do some sort of workout for 45-60 minutes.
After maintaining this new found love, you will be on the road to looking and feeling better than ever.
I don’t know what look you are aiming for, but I’m going straight for my best moments.
Proving to myself that 40 is the new 20!
You could have chosen any blog to read but you chose mine, and I’m honored!
10 Replies to “You Know If You Do It Right 40 Could Be The New 20”
Hmmm. I’m not doing it right then lol
I can help you and get that body snatched 😂😍😍
I would like that… I suspect my discipline is the problem 😂😀
LOL!!! I have faith in you
Haha… That’s one 😂
I’m going to be 49 in a few months. And I just started. I’m doing a lousy 15 minutes a day but I’ll definately add 5 minutes per week to my workout until I reach 1 1/2 hours. I can’t believe how out of shape I’ve let myself get with marriage, family, a job, blogging, etc. But it’s never too late to start!
Thank you for this post! It really picked up my morale!
It is hard to stay in shape when you are busy with life. I use to feel like I was being selfish if I stepped away from the fam and worked out. But thankfully they know that I need this time and without it I’m not to pleasant to be around.
I am so happy my post helped you😍😍😍 keep me posted on how you’re fitness journey is going. You got this!!!
Thank you so much! This means a lot!
💗💗💗 I love hearing about weight loss journeys. I’m excited for you!