Who can get over that Half Time Super Bowl performance by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira right? The internet went crazy with how incredible it was that these two women, aged 50 and 43 respectively, gave an incredible performance. I mean – they’re old right?
Let’s get this straight – everyone is getting older everyday. We can’t stop it – and frankly, if you stopped growing old that means that you’ve actually passed away right? I hear women groan when it’s their birthday, claiming that they feel so old. I dunno about you but I’m tired of hearing this auto response.
How about when you reach your birthday you go “hell yeah!”.
But, I get how we are wary of growing older. Mainly because we don’t feel like we used to when we were younger. I’m 48 this year. And I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have been.
JLo and Shakira may have started a revolution in ‘older women’ who are saying we are NOT going to let our age dictate how we feel, how we move and how we are portrayed by society.
But we do have to put in some work ladies. Work out. Get strong. Get mobile. Work on your mental health (stress levels), eat nutritious foods, and ask your mind to kindly release you of the stigma of getting older.
Here’s a photo of a group of women in my reformer class yesterday. They are all in the 50s age group. These women show up 2-3 times PER WEEK without fail. They workout hard, they don’t let their age stop them from sweating or groaning at how their muscles are burning. They also have formed an amazing community of like minded women, who turn up because they have fun while working out.
I’m so proud of any woman out there – be it one of our Fit Nutters or not – who has decided that they have had enough of feeling sorry for themselves and want to get healthier and stronger.
While most of us may not have magic hips that can shimmy and move like Shakira’s nor have endurance JLo has (remember this is her living and she has a huge TEAM of trainers etc to get her this fit and healthy!), we can get our butts off our sofa’s, join a group class somewhere, find your tribe, and get a little bit healthier today.
Then say to yourself, I will get a tiny-weeny-itsy-bitsy healthier everyday. Age ain’t nuthin’ but a number.
FitNut Loft is a studio based in Singapore which specialises in helping women in their 40s and 50s get fitter, stronger, and more confident. So that they can do all the activities they love to do with friends and family, and to be proud of themselves when they look in the mirror.
FitNut Loft also offers online nutrition and training coaching to a global network of women, from America to Australia.
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