So how do you look at aging? do you look at it with curiosity, fear, hate or love? I look at with mixed emotions. First of all, a part of me still crave youth, yes, sure, looks is a part of it. But not as much as other benefits of being young. The skin has lost it’s i moister and plumpness, well, lets face it, you need to put more effort in to it if you want to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Skin turnover is slowing down and need an extra caring hand, some dry brushing followed by some good moisturizer cream will go a long way.
Flexibility is another example, my body needs a lot more stretching (in my case Yoga Flow) to handle the not so charming stiffness that sneaked up on me last couple of years. Yes things are kind off going south as well, the body is changing and you need to rethink your overall body/mind strategy.
Now is the perfect time to kickstart new routine and work on areas that need extra care, such as belly, butt and arms (if you are a woman).
But with all that said, I love becoming older as it’s like entering a new phase ,where you have the confident and hopefully gain some self respect to finally show the world who you really are.
You can stand up tall and be proud of who you have become and the skin issues as well as the body issues is only a sign that you should give yourself more love and caring.. because you earned and deserve it. So before the world wake up from it’s isolations you now have time to really kickstart something good with focus on some self care.
Aging is a gift in more than one way, enjoy it, walk through it with confident and show the world the true YOU
You would think that squeezing in an hour of workout during the day would be no trouble at all, working from home. If anything my initial thought was to use the “forced” isolation to my advantage.
Make time to really get in shape. Well going on day 25 in isolation and I have barely made it out the door. I work harder then ever before and feel totally exhausted when the day is over.
I stick to my morning routine to get some kind of structure. I do my morning yoga (thank God) and I even get the gym outfit on, but that is about it.
All of a sudden the day has passed I am standing there with my gym clothes on making dinner. Well I guess all I can do is laugh. That’s it.
At work, I would use my lunch hour to go to the gym, I would also always ride my bike to and from work. But now nothing, and I feel it everywhere. Stiff, trouble sleeping, my skin feels “dirty” like it needs to detox though sweating intens
Well no one can change it but me- I need to get my act together and use the opportunity when working from home. Turn it around and maybe if we are lucky. We might start moving outside again next summer (2021) and by then I f I start now I will be in excellent shape.💫
Something is definitely wrong with me, well beside going through the isolation due to Corona, witch actually is going better than I ever expected. I actually enjoy working from home. But beside that I have some sort of unbalanced in my body.
I have felt it for quite awhile now, and I really need to fix as it is destroying my life. I really dislike going to the doctor, getting my blood taken just to get the information- you’re test came back in the normal range! Well Ok, but I don’t feel fine at all. Actually don’t want to eat medicine, so getting test done is just to figure out what is wrong, so I can help/heal myself.
I am a strong believer that your body heals itself, if given the right nutrition. But that requires finding out where the imbalance is.
As for now. I believe is has to do with my thyroid, and when having an issue with that, it can often lead to iron deficiency witch I know I have. So when trying to figure out how to assist this imbalance through Google ( yes I know) my body is really suffering. Or I should say I am really suffering and I don’t want to feel like this. It is not me. I am tired, my skin is super dry, I can’t think at all! hair loss, brittle nails total brain fog.Finishing one task takes forever, and if I include something like a job report (that usually takes under 1 hour) it takes forever. I feel dumb.
My energy is gone, I don’t recognize myself at all. And that is not an option for me. The body is such a complex machinery. So healing is on my agenda, through meditation, exercise, good nutrition and maybe if needed some medicine at least to get my self up to a normal level. . And self love ❤️
Please feel free to help me out if you have any tips.
What a strange period we all are going through right now, The time is filled with uncertain as well as fear. I am amazed of how things changed in a just a couple of weeks. I have been in quarantine for 2 weeks now, working from home, due to visiting a risk zone.
For me it have been a time of some stress but also a a time of reflection of-course since the days are all the same. Work meetings are handled from the computer with a request of video first, witch require that you get out of your PJ’s and get somewhat reasonable. One girl even started an group video chat daily just to have a quick catch up.
Times like this is hard, I am blessed I still have a job, my family is healthy, even though I have a feeling we all have had Corona. We had all the symptoms and been visiting the ski area that eventually was recognized as a riskzon. No runny noses only some cough and slight fever one day and bronchitis still feel it even though it´s been over 3 weeks since we got home.
So how does one cope with sitting at home day after day? well you need to have som kind of schedule if possible, and you need to get out of the house to at least get a glimpse of sunshine and fresh air . I start my mornings the same way as I always do a flow yoga pass.It is my own space and time, this is where I kickstart my day, this is were I set the attention. That follows with regular mornings routine as if I am getting ready for work.
The toughest thing is with the kids, but so far it has been OK, Home schooling has a new meaning, and even if it might be easier to just let them sleep, we still keep the sleep in days for the weekends.
This is actually a really great time to start all over with a good habit, a cleanse or detox.. I might even do that 🙂
Going through what I believe is premenopause, I consider myself quite lucky. I do experience some difficulty sleeping, However that have always been an issue for me. A good night sleep for me is 7 hrs tops. I don’t think my body needs more rest. And after 4 children and the total lack of sleep each child brings, I guess my body adjusted to less sleep.
Hot flushes nope, I can sometimes feel a bit warm but nothing major. I exercise regularly and during these classes I sweat like crazy, so I am probably removing all lot of excess sweat then.
However something has changes, my exercise regime or actually my preference of exercise has changed. I prefer shorter not as intense gym classes. And I have fallen in love with Yoga-flow. That is a bit strange, considering what I thought about Yoga some 7 years ago! I found it to be really boring.
But as I become older, I believe my body wants to slow down. I use to run about 10-15 km 3 times a week before, and now I can’t care less about the long runs. It’s not that I can’t, I just don’t feel for it. It might have to do with the slower cells turnover, my body craves more of a slower pace as well as more of good recovery time. And that is OK, I need to care for me, and listen to what my body wants.
Anyway – my recommendation is to listen to your inner voice. You might have to change your workout routine to match what your soul requires. And that is OK.
But as one of my goals 2020 is to work on my body (and soul) shape it without an exercise routine looking as I am preparing for a marathon.
A look in the mirror, puts me back in my seat again. It’s not that I dislike what I see, but somehow I always expect to see a younger version of myself. And yes, it reminds me of a lost time. Time that is so fragile, and still at your service when you are young.
It also reminds me how many worries and insecurities I had, not feeling pretty enough, not being smart enough. Trying to fit in to everyone else’s world. Not feeling secure enough to strive for my dreams. And I see younger girls in my surroundings acting exactly the way I did when I was their age. Stunning and beautiful inside out and not to mention- they are smart. If anything these girls should rule , but most of them don’t – the men still do.
And I want to scream out , girls stand up tall. You own your world – show it.
And as sure as I am getting older, I become more secure, mature and beautiful inside. I it’s almost as the beauty travels inwards and feeds the inner soul. I love whom have become, I wish I knew what I know today when I was in my twenties even my thirties.
Could it be that my inner beauty is a way for the universe to thank me for everything I have been through over the years?.All the sorrows, confusions, for all the times I didn’t love myself.
Could that be it? Well thank you universe for finally making me understand what beauty is really all about. Loving yourself inside out.
I consider myself healthy and young at heart and soul, I managed to keep my weight trough-out my adult life. That is until now, when I am guessing I am going though menopause. Over night (it feels like) my skin went from being somewhat plump to loosing it’s softness (superdry) and plumpness.
Yes, I get it, hormones play a huge part of it but this is ridiculous. Not only did my skin loose all its moist in one day, the collagen just took off. The moist and collagen must have joined forces and decided to leave my body at the same time.. I use good produkts eat clean (most of the time) and only use good natural oils for massaging my body, to try do get some moist back.
But without luck, I take all kinds of supplements and collagen to try to help my body in the best way possible. But I still – what the he** happened? And most of the what can I do to change it? Does anyone have a clue?
Not ready to give up on my skin and body yet. So all you middle age women out there, do you have any tips? no hot flashes or anything else, but really dry and un-plumped skin. So any miracle cure out there that you can share?Dry bushing? what else?