I was listening to an interview with nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin (yep, that's her name) — a co-host on The Learning Channel's Freaky Eatersp; and author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy – this might be a good New Year's resolution book, but you can get her free top 10 audio tips on her site right away.
The discussion kicked off by describing her as 47, fit and fabulous. And mentioned a woman who felt like she was 50 and fading. JJ responded, "50 and fabulous!" Which we hear all over the place. She thinks there's no excuse for playing the age card anymore. Hmm.
JJ said at 47 she has never been better or felt better. And cites Christie Brinkley as her hero. She also outlined her Fast Fun Done "program" – quick & simple methods to burn fat and have more energy.
Some quick tips she mentioned:
Because mid-life women are less, um, enthusiastic about going to the gym and consider their daily running around enough, she warns: "Don't confuse movement with exercise!".
To underscore her point on what can be now, rather that previous notions about what this age looks and feels like:
Author ofThe Best of Everything Over 50 Barbara's Grufferman's terrific Huffington Post gallery celebrating over-50s includes usual suspects like Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer and Oprah, but also fun surprises like the Smurfs, Daniel Day Lewis (yum) and Barbie (ugh, why doesn't that doll age!).
On Momlogic, a comprehensive gallery of Sexy in Their 60s Celebrity Moms actually includes some non-moms like Lauren Hutton, Diane Sawyer, Stockard Channing and Joy Behar. But hey, there's a theory that we are all mothers to the world's children and I embrace that idea.
Feeling overwhelmed? Maybe theses tips on How to be sexy after 60 will give you a burst of energy.
Along with these Top 10 Anti-Aging Beauty Tips for the Fabulous 40s and 50s. And listen to JJ Virgin's fitness tips for more inspiration.
In a recent radio interview, Barbara Grufferman repeated a quote that I really like!
After the Middle Ages comes the Renaissance"
The Renaissance has always been my favorite era – I bet our own personal renaissance can be our favorite too! How 'bout you?