Father time is a bastard and  Mother Nature is no better! Who birthed these two, the devil? Well, I don’t know about you but I am not ready to throw the towel in just yet. I do realize that with each day of life I am getting older and I’m good with that. It hasn’t been too long since I regarded myself as a young adult and it seemed like yesterday that I was not a member of this Forty Fifty Sexty club. While I can appreciate those that have decided to give into the notion of age and embrace their elderly side, I am not down with that shit  just yet. As a woman in my mid 50’s I have made the decision to rise up, look Father Time in his nasty face and say “not yet my brother”.  If I had to guess I would say my real age is 38.  I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and when I don’t go to the gym I make sure to do at least 20 minutes of some athletic activity. I watch what I eat, I am 10ish pounds off my in “range weight”. I take major pride in my appearance, I’m not going to win Mrs. Universe but then again I don’t know many men that would kick me outta bed, I’m just sayin’.  I’m not a major shopper but I do keep up with the current fashion trends and I love designer brands.  I wish I could afford to Birkin bag, just to add it to my collection of things that I can’t take with me when I’m gone.  I read a lot about staying fit and aging gracefully, but I am not oppose to some of the current procedures to erase lines, suck out fat and could even be talked in V jay rejuvenation after like 5 martinis.  I’m really trying to do it the natural way but when I see people who snuck off for a little nip tuck, I am brought back to wanting it now!


Who cares how a sister got there when she’s walking across the dance floor tight and right!

I’m all for doing what you must to ignore Father Time.  My weekly Pilates class is full of middle aged women and now men (ugh, can’t we have anything), all working hard to defy gravity, maintain core strength and balance.  Sometimes it looks like the fountain of youth is in there and everyone is fighting to get a sip. From my playbook on page 1,  first paragraph, it will tell you that regular exercise, eating right, drinking plenty of water, cutting out stress and getting plenty of rest are the pillars to maintaining and preserving youth.  A drink of wine or a martini is not going to hurt, in fact it may help the stress level and the enjoyment of life. Don’t get me wrong I saw Benjamin Button, (twice) and I have no desire to have one lock of hair on my bald  head with a little bow hanging from it.  But if you visit any nursing home you will see rapidly declining  people that didn’t have the information that we do to prevent premature aging and implement small things that make a huge difference later.

Since you have to age why not do it with a smile and a designer bag

In a time where there is so much information to orchestrate our body  and minds into staying youthful, who wouldn’t pay attention? There are studies that show a  positive attitude and practices like yoga and meditation are beyond beneficial. Laughing and keeping a positive mind also ranks high on the list of staying young at heart and spirit. We have heard and admit that exercise of the body and mind make complete sense and even recognize that there are specific foods to eat while others to avoid.  Some of us will make commitments and stick to them while others  won’t even try. The time will eventually come for all of us to take our seat and finally put our feet up. When that time comes for me I want to say that I did everything to take advantage of living long, honoring my body and loving life.