Over 40...How do you Motivate Yourself to Workout...Get Moving With Me
Updated: Feb 12
It is important to live your best life no matter your age but it is especially true as we mature. Aging gracefully is not about trying to look young but it is about embracing who you've become, acknowledging the changes that come with aging and striving not to give up but keep up at a pace that allows you to feel good about yourself. The overall goal is to age gracefully and live life with purpose from a mind, body and soul perspective.
I'm not denying, the process of aging can at times seem challenging. However, we must take the time to focus on our individual needs. We must make it a point to prioritize the things that need to be done to keep us physically and mentally fulfilled.
In my experience as a counselor, I have spoken to many women over the age of 40 who have a sense of hopelessness as it relates to the aging process. They almost give up and let life happen to them instead of remaining in control and having a plan to live life from a positive and satisfying standpoint. So, when someone refers to you as "old," don't embrace the term, instead refer to yourself as seasoned, refined, dignified.
There are some things that are in your control. These are things that will help you embrace the aging process, things which will allow you to feel better about yourself. Exercising over the age of 40 is one of those things. It is beneficial for many reasons. It is important to stay active. Exercise helps you maintain your weight. Exercising regularly lowers a person's risk of developing some diseases, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. It is important to find some kind of physical activity that you enjoy, something you will stick to. It doesn’t have to be intense but try to do it at least 3 times per week. Not only is it important to work out, but pay attention to what you wear while working out. How you look and feel will ultimately give you the confidence needed to continue to work out.
A new study found that just 4,400 steps per day reduced the risk of premature mortality in women by 41%. Even a modest number of steps is associated with better health. You don't need to go walk for miles or hit the gym. The extra 2,000 steps (which is about one mile) can be accumulated by movement throughout the day. Once you get into the habit of not sitting around so much, you'll be surprised by how easy it is to get the extra steps.
In my video, I've made it easy for you to get your steps in. I invite you to join me as I step to the music for only...10 minutes...and at the end of the video, you will have stepped...over 1000 steps! Check out my recent YouTube video below.
When you make a commitment to work out, why not look good while doing it. As mature women, looking good is important. I searched and searched, looking for workout clothing that not only looked great but could offer added benefits and perhaps cover up a few flaws. Check out my new workout attire.
These athletic shoes are so comfortable. The women's walking sneakers offer a mesh air cushion air cushion platform with an air cushion sole. The affordable slip on design is convenient for the user to put on and take off. Click on the image to view the shoes from my affiliate link.
I also found the perfect workout shirt. This women's quick dry scoop neck shirt offers suburb stretch and quick dry. It is super soft, lightweight and has stretch fabric and while working out, the shirt has a wick away moisture to keep you cool while exercising. The shirt is 90% Polyester and 10% spandex. I absolutely love the quality...and so will you. Click on the image to view the shirt on my affiliate page.
I found the perfect body flattering leggings! They come in a honeycomb texture. They are anti-cellulite and high compression. These butt lifting...yes but lifting leggings are designed with a high-waist. They help you flatten your abdomen, contour your curves and streamline your shape.The back ruched design gently presses your butt to boost volume. The leggings contour your curves and streamlining your natural shape. They are made of stretchy and non see through fabric. Who said, mature women can't look good while working out!!!!!! Click on the image to view the leggings on my affiliate page.
Let's get moving together, workout with me, click on the video below!