Happy Friday! I hope you are having a lovely week. One of the highlights of my week has to be the opportunity to participate in the Over 50 & Thriving Guest Series. Sue at Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond has a wonderful blog encouraging women over 50 to be fit, fabulous, healthier, and happier. If you haven’t checked it out already, I definitely recommend that you do.
Anyway, the fact that her blog is so fabulous and that she has such a faithful following of bright, interesting, and thriving women makes the invitation to write a guest post a real honor.
In this article, I share my thoughts on how I’m thriving with the help of the four Ls: living, laughing, learning, loving. Here’s a sample:
OVER 50 & THRIVING WITH LIVING, LAUGHING, LEARNING, LOVING
When Sue invited me to share my thoughts about what “Over 50 & Thriving” means to me, a million things went through my head. I thought a million points might be too much for one post, so I decided to narrow the focus to the four points of my life mission statement: live, laugh, learn, love.
LIVE: HEALTH AND FITNESS
Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. ~ Edward Stanley
When I first became interested in fitness (back in my 20s), my motivation was looking good. Let’s be honest, I wanted to look like the models in the magazines. I’d try really hard for a day or two and then decide that I was never going to be that thin anyway, so what did it matter? Then I’d plop down on the couch with a bag of tortilla chips; feel guilty; and start the cycle over.
Now that I’m in my 50s, and much more mature (no giggling please), I’m less interested in striving for the ideal body shape and more interested in the long-term health of my body. I want to be strong and flexible with good balance for as long as possible. Plus eating right and being active feels good. Okay—not necessarily in that moment when you’re running the last mile of a long run or declining that decadent chocolate cake because you had french fries at lunch, but certainly afterward. For me, realistic fitness goals are essential to thriving…
To read the full article, visit Sizzling Toward 60 & Beyond. But before you go, please share one happy moment from your week in the comments below. Thank you kindly.
Christie is an author and professional communicator who blogs about life transitions, wellness, mindfulness, and anything else that answers the question “So what? Now what?”