I turned 50, and realized I have so much yet to learn, explore, experience, share and live! How empowering is that?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thoughts on Turning 50

Thoughts on Turning 50

It’s surreal really to be sitting here writing about what it means to be 50! I can tell you, it doesn’t feel different really. I’m still the same me.

I have been dancing and moving since the age of 4, so I grew up with a keen awareness of my body, and what it felt like to move through space. I had a short professional dancing career in my mid 20’s to early 30’s, and also taught group exercise throughout my whole adult life. So, arriving at 50 was simply a graceful transition.

In the past few years, lululmeon has become a big part of my life and I have worn it almost daily. I was hired as a store educator over two years ago, and have continued to make living a healthy balanced life a priority. I get to work and workout with some amazing people that help to keep me young at heart.

I was married and had both my kids in my 20’s. Danced professionally and taught Aerobics through my 20’s, 30’s and continue to teach today. I am currently teaching a Barre Workout at Barre Physique in Manhattan Beach, California. I feel healthy and fit, and know that living an active lifestyle has helped me to reach this age and know that I have so much still to do! I’ve been married for almost 29 years and my husband Jim and I enjoy a wonderful marriage. With our children grown, we are having the time of our life.

I have to be honest though and mention that I did have moments of panic at the idea of being 50. Then a thought came to me, which continues to inspire me to seize this moment. There will come a time, when I only wish I was 50 again. So I am embracing this moment and celebrating the life I have lived so far, and know that I will continue to inspire and encourage those around me to live each day with gratitude and praise!

I know it’s kind of a cliché, but like a fine wine I only get better with age! Cheers!

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