I just hit a milestone birthday recently. One that normally makes women freak out and start frantically buying tummy-shrinking corsets, dyeing any "grays" that start peeking through, and investing in expensive anti-wrinkle creams or even more expensive fillers and injections.
I must be an oddball because I have not had a mid-life crisis nor invested in any of these time-defying technologies. I actually feel GOOD about my energy level and body, and think that my face has some character. I'm as happy now with myself as I was when I was 20. (I think, that was a long time ago!)
Sure, I'd like to still be up for parkouring around the city and trying to decide what bikini to wear on my next sun vacation, but I am content with being where I'm at. An older friend of mine said "Enjoy today - you'll never be any younger!" Hmmm, food for thought.
Speaking of food, I will admit to having an insanely clean diet with no deviations or cheat days. Even if I happen to be grocery shopping on a growling stomach, I am able to objectively evaluate the nutritional benefit of everything that lands in my basket. Once in a blue moon I go on a binge with the parameters that I can eat as much as I want from this list: raw vegetables, green tea, plain skim unsweetened yogurt, canned wild-caught seafood, organic multigrain wafer crackers..... OK, try to hit 600 calories from this list and I promise that you will feel about to burst, which is not a comfortable feeling.
I hope you, my dear readers, are in a place of rational self-acceptance, and you can have some fun with healthy habits!