Last night I was sitting on the couch reading, fire crackling, kids happy, and I looked over at my hubby. He was playing chess with my daughter and deep in concentration. We have been together for 16 years, and while he is still shy of 40 (while I am loitering on the other side of it) it was in that evening light that I became a little more aware of how he has changed.
His greying temples are stretching back a little more, perhaps even dripping down to his beard. His wrinkles are more defined, and he is looking, for once, like an older man. Still dead sexy, but much different than how I met him many years ago!
I am experiencing the same things. Expanding grey, laugh lines that stick around even when the laughter has stopped, and wise wrinkles, that show my experience almost as much as my age.
We are getting older.
Everyone is. But it is those moments in time when you suddenly see yourself, your children or your partner that you realize it is absolutely true. Age happens.
And with age comes a whole onset of fears and worries and strange bottles lining the shelves.
So, to combat all of these feelings, and my internal panic that it is ALL going TOO FAST, we focus on what we CAN do to stay healthy, able to embrace a long life.
We spend time on our nutrition. We buy fresh fruits and vegetables, and grow as much as we can. We lay off the foods with little to no value, and eat a partially vegetarian diet. Every pound we put on at this age takes 3x the effort to take off, so we do our best to control intake!
We make exercise a habit. Or try to. We plan daily walks after the kids get on the bus, and not only does it get our legs moving, but allows us to chat, catch up and relieve any mental stress we are carrying.
And we add healthy supplements to our diet, focus on our digestion and heart health, and give added nutrients to our bodies figuring that every little bit counts.
Of course, we allow ourselves downtime to recharge and relax, and to enjoy our moments TODAY, because even with everything we are doing to make this adventure last as long as it can, we never know what is coming.
Yes, we are getting older, but we fully believe that we should slide into older age with passion and energy, embracing our greys and wrinkles, and making the most out of every day.
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Do what you can to support your health, and the health of those you love… make it last as long as you can.
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Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.