What To Do When You Hit 40?

40 years oldEven though it has been more than 2 and a half years since I entered the 40’s club, I am still worried. As is the case with many other women my age, I too am concerned about my appearance. I know that years and years of being a mother and a wife took their toll, but there is no reason to give up just yet! It’s all in your mind, ladies! For those of you who are battling with obesity and cannot fit into your good old clothes, rest assured that you can get out of your lousy situation. Here’s how!

Make sure you wake up happy every single day!

This is the pivotal thing every woman should do! As soon as you wake up, start thinking about the good things in life. Your husband, your kids, your friends and the rest of your family. Be thankful for the life you’re living. Don’t focus on the bad stuff, focus on happiness!

Don’t be ashamed to go to the gym every once in awhile!

going to the gym before and afterI know for a fact that many women my age (my friends and ex-colleagues) don’t go to the gym because they’re ashamed. What’s worse, they’re not only ashamed of their bodies but their age as well. “I’d get many weird looks down there (at the gym), for crying out loud I am a 45-year-old single mom… There’s nothing for me there…” This is how my friend Amanda described her feelings of going to the gym. I had to be strict to her and tell her that, unless she goes there and does her best to keep her body healthy and looking good, she definitely SHOULD be ashamed. Needless to say, she started going to the gym just one week after that conversation.

RUN! RUN! RUN!

And if you get tired… run it off! But seriously – running is an excellent way to remove that extra fat storage that has accumulated over the years. It won’t go away on its own so running and exercising frequently is the correct answer!