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    I Look Forward to a Healthy Old Age

    Tue, Dec 28, 2010

    Healthy Habits

    Healthy Aging

    OK, that's pushing it, I'm happy to be a healthy 'young' age.

    But this morning when I jumped online I submitted to be interviewed by a reporter doing an interview about aging and how those of us on our way up have coped – be it diet, exercise or surgery.

    So I wrote her a little email that had the basic tips that I have used and found great success with.

    Its funny but when I look back to just a few short years ago when I was 43, I remember looking in the mirror and seeing nothing but 'old' and I felt that way too.

    I am going to be turning 47 this March and I feel better, look better and am in better shape now than I was when I turned 40, so I know I"m on to something!

    It may take a slight attitude adjustment, but from there it really isn't that hard to stay young 'ish' and healthy.

    Here's the submission, you may find it to be helpful as well.

    Basically when I realized that I was aging (I called it decaying instead of growing) I thought I had to just get old but after improving my diet and exercise as well as my outlook I looked 100% better and felt better too.
     
    Biggest plus for diets was eating more raw food especially greens and fresh produce – garden grown is absolute best for great skin – and getting on a fitness routine that challenged me made me physically stronger as well as mentally stronger.
     
    Also, I recently started paying more attention to my skin care and beauty routine – I only use natural skin care ingredients and take a few extra minutes to do my hair and a bit of make up (and went to the hairdresser to get highlights to cover my grey), wear something nice (allow yourself to get some clothes that you feel good in – you deserve it no matter your age).
     
    I feel fantastic inside and out, that person who thought she was getting old at 42 is a mere shadow of a memory :0)

    And then I decided to put a face mask on for awhile to pump up that inner glow and I came across my set of 'I CAN DO IT' cards by Louise Hay.

    I pulled out out and here is what it said…

    'I look forward to a healthy old age because I take care lovingly of my body now.'

    And I know it's true. I couldn't have said that 5 years ago, but it did turn around pretty fast once I got back on track.

    Bottom line?

    As we grow older, we need to do the same things that younger people do to stay healthy and attractive – even if it's 'for our age'.

    Everyone looks beautiful to me these days if they are under 35 or 40 but those of us who are older can look our best and even better, feel our best by making better decisions, using our time to do things that are good for us and then kicking back and letting nature take it's course.

    What are you going to do today?

    How about taking a minute right now to choose something and then follow through.

    Here are my top three tips for natural, beautiful skin that will see you age gracefully and enjoy yourself while you're doing it.

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    It is definitely the time of year to be getting back on board with a Fit Yummy Mummy 12 Week Challenge – I am counting down the days to being 10lbs lighter and 12 weeks stronger!

    Holly gives us assignments throughout the challenge, today it is to examine perfection and the effect that it has on our results – and how it can more likely than not cause more trouble than it saves. I am looking at that today.

    How about you. Has perfection ever brought you down in your efforts to lose weight or get healthier?