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Changing Beauty at Midlife

I literally woke up one morning at the age of 45 and I was shocked by what I saw in the mirror.  I obviously had been looking in the mirror prior to this but I guess I was not seeing myself very clearly…a good fashion sense can hide a lot of things…sexy, lifestyle change, beauty over 45, looking good, midlife, midlife women, featured

1.       My stomach was very bloated and this is not traditionally the area that I carry weight

2.       My hips, which is the place that I do carry weight, were larger than I had ever seen them

3.       My skin seemed so pale

4.       My hair was rather dry and lifeless

5.       I had wrinkles that I had never seen before

6.       I weighed 160 lbs. and I am 5 feet three inches tall

7.       I felt old and out of shape

8.       I felt as though my life was slipping away from me

9.       I felt a little angry and hopeless all at the same time

I know your first question is how did this happen?  I asked the same thing.  Reflecting back on my lifestyle I was doing a great deal of traveling with my fashion agency at the time.  I was not eating properly.  I definitely was not exercising or meditating.

Do you think this was my wakeup call?  YES IT WAS!

First Step:  I put together a schedule so that I could fit in meditation and exercise. I started exercising first thing in the morning by getting up one hour earlier and I meditated at night.

Second Step:  I started making healthier choices with respect to food.

Third Step:  I went to see my doctor to see where my thyroid levels were.

And thus began my journey into Menopause….

I have been there … I have survived it, feeling better than I did at 45 and I know looking better.  I embody a woman at the age of 64 who has more energy than you can imagine.  This enables me to keep up with my grandchildren, who are 5 and 9.  In fact the other day, how great was this, I was skipping rope with my granddaughter!  It was “awesome” and we were singing a song that I used to sing when I was her age. “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around” – do you remember it?  What a gift to be able to do this and not to have to lie down to rest afterwards. We then went bike riding….

I encourage you to take control of your life at whatever age you are now…it is never too soon…or too late to get back on track.

If I can be of help in coaching you to your goals, I am here to listen.

Read more from Leslie Traill on her website, Sexy Over Sixty

Leslie Traill

Leslie Traill, founder of “Sexy Over Sixty,” is a pioneer in the field of life coaching and personal empowerment. A sought after speaker, Certified NLP Practitioner/Coach and Counsellor, Leslie incorporates a wealth of personal and professional experience into her private sessions, corporate seminars and speaking engagements. To find out more about Leslie, click here.

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Pamela Lutrell

Tuesday 31st of December 2013

Hi Leslie, This is a very similar story to mine...except it was my driver's license picture at 50 which woke me up! This eventually resulted in my own makeover which resulted in my blog! I think many women experience this and need assistance like you offer. Please stop by my blog and read my story and you will see another overcomer! Keep up the good work!

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