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Everyone has their own version of the perfect body. At 51 years old, I have my own idea of it, which is a farfetched one at that, at least for me. I was a teen in the 80’s. Supermodels were a thing, and models in music videos were popular. So my idea was very warped. First you had to be blonde, blue eyes and a stick body type. Getting skinny is easy for some, but not for all of us. Unfortunately, I am one of those people. I can get into fitness, but my habits aren’t the best. I cannot attribute it to education regarding the benefits because we have the internet, so really there’s no excuse. I yo-yo diet but cannot seem to find a common ground. Either I’m a fat bastard or have the hourglass figure, there’s no in-betweens. I’ve have been blessed with five kids, my last one was a late in life child. Before when I had my kids, after every birth, my then husband motivated me to get to the gym and work off the baby fat. It worked, within months, I went back to normal. Ten years went by, then I had my last one, after the last birth, the motivation just wasn’t there. I have it in my head that during my 20’s and 30’s, I constantly watched what I ate, now, in my 50’s I feel like I still have to do that, but I’m at an age where that gets old. The want is still there, but the desire is just harder. When you have a hectic work schedule, you tend to shove the exercising off to the side. Work projects, house work, kids, pets, spouse (for some) all come first. We women tend to do that, we put ourselves last. I know that sounds crazy, but I still do that. I make sure everything is done in my home, deadlines are met, and my kids have everything they need, including my attention. Then at the end of the day, I’m either too pooped or just could care less and I just need to sit down and enjoy some hot tea. I cook most nights; the attempt to cook healthy is hard. Now you have to realize that currently I have two teen girls at home, both 14 years old. My daughter and granddaughter, both love easy simple meals that include, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and of course, McDonald’s. Trying to find that balance is very difficult as most of you know. If you have a toddler, it’s even worse. I still crave that perfect body. I still skim over the idea of cosmetic surgery. There’s so many things I would love to have done, but then of course I get scared and I put that thought right out of my head. I am lucky than most, I do have free time, but I make myself busy so that I’m exhausted at the end of the day and just want to meditate or veg out on my couch and listen to music or read. I have my treadmill in my basement, a huge T.V. and it’s nice and cool downstairs, and nicely decorated. I really have no excuse not to be down there, doing my cardio. My point is, getting into the habit of exercising and it will become part of your new lifestyle. Get your kids into a healthy eating habit. It will last a lifetime. In this day and age, slow down, look at your babies, and take care of one another.
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