“Aging is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength!”
I know I am not the only one that wishes I would have been more proactive in planning for the future when it comes to taking care of myself. Working out was more about how I looked rather than how healthy it was making my body, skincare was more about “if I had time” rather than routine, I took for granted my muscle tone, being able to eat a lot of what I wanted and the whole digestive thing, you know where eating an abundance of fried foods wasn’t an issue (OK, so I admit I have a thing for good old fashioned English chips).
As I am skating very close to turning 50 I now pay way more attention to what I see when I look in the mirror, I workout for health as well as looking good, my food choices are a conscious thing and finding products to reverse skin damage or hair damage are a must.
Since I have been blogging I have been fortunate to try out new products and I definitely pay attention to how I look more. I don’t think aging is a bad thing, in fact, I love who I am today, how I look and what I have accomplished, but I have realized that I want age at my pace, take back a little control and enjoy it rather than fight it.
With all of this being said, I don’t think there is anything wrong with doing things that slow down the aging process, whether permanent or more temporary, I don’t think anyone should be ashamed of how their body ages, because just like everything else in this life, how our body reacts to climate and different environments is going to be different. I live in a very dry climate, and when I moved here from England it was a huge adjustment. My skin felt shriveled and I hated how it felt, so I took action and completely changed how I took care of it. We are all unique and so are our bodies and how they will age. We can’t control everything but we can certainly slow it down and in some cases reverse it.
Obviously as you look in the mirror your face is the first thing you will notice, and that is where I have spent most of my time taking care of. The second place I notice are my hands…if you think about it, your hands are doing dishes, washed after going to the bathroom, etc., and both of these things along with other factors really dry out our skin and cause the hands to age. If I really want to have an idea of how old someone is the first thing I look at are their hands. It’s so hard to hide aging hands, but the good news is that I have found a company that has some products manufactured specifically to work on your hands.