First things first – a HUGE happy birthday to the oldest grandson! This is a pic of us from this most recent trip – I know you saw it already but why not use it again! Glad we got to see him & celebrate while we were there! He is such a great kid – well teen! 🙂 Love you kiddo!!!!!
ON TO HEALTHY AGING!!!!
Remember in the olden days – well for those that are older like me – we thought 40’s & 50’s were old! These days, women 40+, 50+ and older can be in better shape than the younger ones!
Meet a good friend’s mom. She is 89! This picture was from a very recent Walk to end Alzheimer’s. My friend said that she was the first to cross the finish line for her age group as well as several other age groups! His joke about this – “I am sure she was first because there was chocolate at the refreshment table!!!” Hey, many of you can relate to that!
My friend shared this about his mom. “Her story is amazing… for 35 years she walked with her lady friends every weekday morning at 8:00am for 4-5 miles in sun, rain, and snow in Bellevue, Washington. Now that she lives in her residency complex on a hillside, she goes 3 – 4 times a week to the exercise class… and then walks the hallways of the residency building. Amazing lady!!!!
I also have met some very active & fun seniors during my demos for Wild Friends Nut Butters. I have met a 99-year-old that was walking around the store just fine & doing his own shopping! Had a great chat with him. I met a 75-year-old woman who was in awesome shape! As I age, my neck is showing that age big time. She told me she mixes a tad of water with vaseline & puts in on her neck every night! 🙂 I have met many people in their 60’s and above that are in fantastic shape!!!! In fact I follow many people on Instagram that are over 50, 60 & more that are living active lifestyles & competing in different sports or races – amazing what we can do if we don’t let the number get in the way!!! Why grow up if we don’t have too! 😉
What did all these people have in common? They have been active for years. They live a healthy & active life but balanced as well! Don’t I always say it when I show my cookie pics as well as chat about my love of bread & other fun things – BALANCE IN LIFE!!
We all have to find what works for us but balance is so key to it all! I have been the other way & balance it much better! 🙂
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