I am approaching 50, and I am a mother of 4. In my mind I am closer to 25, but my body and skin is not. I want to stay healthy and still look great without overdoing anything. I believe in balance, I am not going to give up life, just to stay “young”.
Raised in a family where sports was a part of everyones life, we were always active, from downhill skiing to using our bikes to travel to and from school, the city, friends. I have always been busy. In my late 20th up to 45 running was my passion. No long distance, my longest run ever was a half marathon.
Lately my body is not as keen to run anymore, and I believe in listening in on my body. Today I might run once a week, lift weight once a week and do short 20-25 minutes yoga flow sessions (in the morning) 4-5 times a week. I have added Yoga in to my practice, for the flexibility it gives me and not to forget the deep breathing.. I still use my bike daily – everywhere I go.
And yes, nothing is for free and the older you get the harder you have to work. No short cuts, next up I will talk about diets, and no diets.
I preferred not to follow the news, because of all the negativity that is written there. Yes, of course you need to stay in touch with reality and what is going on in the world – but it´s just so sad. From climate ignorance to wars, rapes, abuse, young people killing each other, school shouting to crazy power hungry leaders all over the world.
Thank God, there are a lot of beautiful initiative out there like #gretathunberg, just sad that she gets so much negative feedback. The same thing happened with #metoo , it came it blew up and during a short period, women were fronted. Still almost 2 years have past and not much have really changed.
This wonderful place we call home – the World – is totally free , no one have ever set a price on her. She keeps suppling us with air, water , and all kinds of foods. She gives us beautiful places to visit and live. What gives us the right to just abuse her the way we do? We are all here together for a short time each, why not create the best of it?
Being fit is absolutely a good way to stay young and healthy. However becoming older, your cells turnover slows down, which means it takes the body longer to recover both after activity and a wound.
The skins elasticity decrees. You have to work harder with what you have. I still believe strongly in maintaining your HIIT training 3 times a week for a-proximity 30 min per session – during this time you should really sweat 😓. If you jog, do burpees or really intense Yoga, is all up to you. Just get that heart pumping. This will kickstart your growth hormone. The second thing I vote for is Yoga, all sorts – This will give you the flexibility you need.
Third, you need – me time. It will keep you sane and focused.
Fourth but not last – keep curious to new things, new music, new places , new people, trends. A lot of people get stuck in a old way of thinking.
How can anything be so beautiful🥰? Living in the northern part of Europe in a country where the winter outshines the summer by many months and the sun barely goes up during the month of December , this is pure love.
Sweden is beautiful in many ways and yes, during summer we get the opposite, we have the long summer days when the sun barely sets. But one thing we don’t have is fresh fruits like this, the taste is amazing.. staying healthy is so much easier when surrounded by these options☀️
It hit me like a brick wall the other day when spending some quality time with a very close friend of mine. As a woman you are aiming most of your life to be – presentable.
Your life is not owned by you, it’s owned by everyone else but you. And your focus is being presentable for them. As a young girl, most of us are here to please and serve, it comes natural to be the caregivers. Even in role play. while young boys are continuing playing the same games as they always do the girl are there caring for others.
Moving on starting school, boys are still giving more time in the classroom acting out and being listen to, as they are demanding their space from the get go! Girls are still just being presentable.
Moving up to university girls are getting the better grades, studying harder with minimal fuss, still very few collages professors are well paid women.
Landing their first job, they are faced with lesser pay for equal job usually preforming better then the men. Woman are still less listened to, and need to lean and demand their place, are still being questioned and judged 👉🏻 are they being presentable enough?
Woman preforms sports on as high level as the men but can rarely make a living of it, nor does their team draw as big crowds.
As they become mothers they become less attractive in the job market. As they become older and they become less presentable, and their value drops even more.
So all you girls out there all you warriors, young athletes, older women 👉🏻 stop being presentable.
I cannot stress enough that I am very blessed in many areas, I have 4 beautiful children and my health intact. I have wonderful friends, a good family man.
I work hard to keep my life in balance. I enjoy being involved in my children’s life, staying fit which it’s a struggle for sure as the body is living it’s own life those days😏.
I have during the past years really been through a self exploring journey, yes it might be selfish but a absolute must, as I was literally dying inside. These years been up and down, but mostly lost.
I see so many women my own age going through the same thing and I understand with children and becoming mother your life and focus changes completely. You tend to give up everything that meant something to you earlier in life for all the right reason of-course 👉🏻 you need to focus on your children.
However I am strong believer in following your inner glow, and until you fully do that you will not feel complete- because the WORLD needs it, It’s your purpose. For some it might to be a wife and care for your children and husband, for others being a yoga instructor. Whatever the call is, when you find it, you will know. For me it is working with women in all areas, strengthen them. I want to assist them on their journey, whatever that might be.
My struggle is getting it through the filter at home. I keep going back to my old habits of thinking. I am only blaming myself, no one ☝🏻 else to blame. I keep fine turning all the time, and that is probably necessary to keep me focused and on track. However it’s frustrating, I want to move faster, but feel like I am stuck. I know in my heart what to do, to be able to bloom fully, it will hurt, and it will be a challenge but soo worth it in the end! I will keep you posted.
Such a nice, yet a bit scary thing. It seems like yesterday when I was barely 21, living my dream. So very insecure, but still very happy.
Today 25+ years I feel more secure but a bit sad that I didn’t know and trust my self better. That I didn’t give it my all.
All I had back then was myself. Now I am blessed with beautiful children, but little time for my self. Regrets I had a few, to few to mention, but one is for sure – go out there and try, give it your best, and have fun along the way. Life is to shorts for regrets and not to make mistakes⭐️