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Elle at 48..
‘My motivation is feeling joyful, inspired, passionate, patient, strong and healthy’
‘That’s more important to me than hitting X number of pounds on the scale, and it drives what I eat and how I work out.’
‘I’m almost 50, so I obviously don’t have the same body I had when I was 20. But I also don’t have the same mind-set: Then I was wracked with self-consciousness and insecurity.’
‘Now I appreciate my maturity, my depth of spirit and soul and my understanding of who I am and what’s important to me.’
Yes we all know Elle has lots of money – a personal trainer, possibly a chef, and for all we know, may very well have daily facials. She can buy any clothes she wants and has beautiful, relaxing holidays in places most of us can only dream about. But her wealth and what it brings her and her particular style, (whether you like it or not)are not what’s relevant here. What is relevant and what we can all take from this article is Elle’s positive outlook on aging. She does something about it. She exercises, she eats well, she stimulates her mind – she doesn’t just give up on herself. We can all do that. Just because you hit a certain number, doesn’t mean a thing.
“I’m a grandmother you know. I’m too old for that”
“I’m old, nobody looks at me”
“I can’t be bothered exercising anymore. I’m past worrying about my figure.”
I’ve heard all the excuses for giving up.
There’s an idea in many minds that when we hit a certain age we should give up on the skinny jeans, the pencil skirts and the high heels. Some of us give in. We start to think old and daggy.
Times have changed. Fifty and sixty were sadly daggy once. Now women in their fifties and sixties and seventies are foxy and fabulous. But it’s up to you to make sure that happens because it won’t just occur on its own. I’m printing out Elle’s words and pinning it on my Vision Board to remind me how important it is to stay positive and focused about maturing and to never, never give up and I’m going to re-read the pledge I made to myself to Be the Best of Version of Me and reassess where I’m at. What are you going to do?
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