Let me just say, supplements, superfoods, organic whole foods, and exercise pay off! And hugely! Not once but thrice + 1, someone has of late either commented on how I seem to be getting younger, or something was said that indicated I am not a “ma’am”. For those of you who are not familiar with the term ma’am, it refers to someone of mature years.
1…. While out shooting the other day, a Peregrine Falcon swooped down and perched in a nearby tree. Spotting him I framed the picture and shot even though I only had my 24-70mm lens. Continuing to shoot landscape I heard a male voice ask, “Miss, did you by any chance see that bird and get a shot of him?” I looked up and sure enough he was talking to me. A conversation ensued. I showed him and his wife the tiny speck called a Peregrine Falcon on my camera’s LCD screen.
Sure! All Summer I did not see this bird but now I do and without my long lens. Go figure! But! I did walk away with a huge grin on my face after being called Miss.
2…. In walking out of a Quest Diagnostics a man in a wheelchair was just about to come through the enter door. I rushed over to hold the door open for him and when I did, he looked up and said, “Thank you, young lady!” I grinned down at this man, then threw my head back laughing for a moment. I then said with glee, “You have no idea how you’ve made my day, Kind Sir! Thank you!” I could not stop grinning!
3…. Looking up from his dinner plate, Hubby said, “Honey, after looking into the mirror today and seeing how my eyelids are drooping and how my face looks, I am astonished how you seem to be loosing years as I’m getting old.” Sorry, but I laughed. This coming from a man who does not believe in supplements and who eats some foods that truthfully are not good for him. The very same man who at times makes fun of me as to what I eat and drink. Do you think I can convince him to take supplements, though? The answer is no. The excuses rained down thick and fast as soon as I suggested I buy him a men’s multivitamin.
Fine. Just keep watching me look younger and when a day comes by and someone assumes I am your daughter, perhaps then you will take the multivitamin I have in mind for you. Just saying, Honey, …..
+1…. Looking out one of our second-story widows, Hubby saw me talking to our neighbor. He did a double take. Asking himself, “That’s my wife? She looks so tall and straight!” When I came in he told me he couldn’t believe he was looking at me. To settle matters, out the tape measure came and yep, I’ve gained ONE inch [2.5 cm] in height. The official stamp of truth came when I went for my yearly checkup. I was measured and yes I am ONE inch [2.5 cm] taller in height! Another impossible to the possible! “High five, Baby!”
All the hanging like a bat on my inverse table has elongated my spine while the intense exercising and high quality nutrition has combined with that hanging to keep my spine in place. Oh for the JOY!
Yes, taking care of yourself in the way that is best for you, does matter. I am seeing the years fall from my face and I’m seeing my body shape into something I didn’t think could happen at my age. Even though my mouth waters when I smell chip dip, I don’t dip, staying true on course with what I have set out to do.
And no, I do not cheat. I have so many allergies that if I even attempted to eat something that is not on my list of foods and drinks I can ingest, the adverse reaction is just not worth it. Uh uh. I’ve learned.
You’d think all these years my example would rub off on Hubby. How does that saying go? You can’t lead a horse to water. That’s Hubby.
If some of you perceive I am bragging, this is simply not the case. I’m sharing with you to encourage you to get on the bandwagon of Real Health. Being in my 60’s and being seen as youthful only confirms that everything I am doing for me is working! I deserve to kick my heels up and shout to the world what I am accomplishing!
It was not my intention to look younger when I began my health regimen. I did it to strengthen my body to address some health issues I have. Looking younger it seems, is a side effect, a very good one at that. You younger people …. treasure your youth. You don’t realize how wonderful a Gift youth is until you no longer have it.
Photography/ “Not Once But Thrice + 1” /Nov. 2019©AmyRose