This is 48
Check out these pictures. The first one is of me at 28, young and in love, a mom to a beautiful little girl. The second is me at 38, let me just tell you I was not feeling so young at 38!! A full time middle school teacher, wife, and busy mom of three had me feeling tired all the time! I'll admit my thirties were a little rough (which you can kind of tell by the photo!)
And finally the last picture - that is me at 48. Yup, I am officially 48!!
Happy Birthday to me!!
I don't mind being 48. I'd have to say looking back on the last 8 years - my forties have been pretty great.
Now if you know me then you know I'm an open book and I have definitely talked about my struggles when I hit 45. How the changes in my hormones and the start of perimenopause really threw me for a loop. But now that I know that being educated can make this transition so much easier, and life is back to "normal," I can honestly say I'm living my best life!!
And that is why I pour so much into helping other women using the 4 pillars of health every woman over 45 should be focusing on . . . nutrition, movement, mindset and knowledge. Because honestly, this new season can be amazing if you have the help you deserve. Not feeling like you have to navigate through it alone!
I am so grateful for this community, for YOU and for allowing me to be a part of YOUR beautiful caterpillar to butterfly moment!!
This girlfriend is 48 . . .
So what is this?
What does 48 mean to me?
It means I’m comfortable in my own skin although there are days when I wish my thighs weren’t so thick, my tummy was flatter, and my arms didn’t jiggle.
But those thick thighs and legs that proudly display cellulite like it’s high fashion have logged a lot of miles of fun, determination, and hard work.
Those arms that jiggle have afforded me the strength to do a lot of great things including holding my babies tight.
That round, squishy tummy has grown three amazing humans in it and for that I am will to sacrifice, stretchmarks, scares, and imperfections.
What is 48
48 is skin that sags, joints that creek, and a mind that forgets.
48 is adventures had, a life full of joy, sadness, disappointment, and wonder
48 is feeling confident to chase dreams, saying no when it no longer serves, and ditching the guilt for making myself a priority
48 knows how to properly be loved
48 gives me the confidence to be honest about my own insecurities.
48 means knowing the value of real friendships
48 is being tired, but filled with energy and passion to live life to its fullest
48 is broken and mended
48 is resilient
48 is smart and dreamy, courageous and scared, driven and reluctant
48 is not young nor is it old
48 is sometimes invisible but always present
48 is awkward
48 has questions but also has answers
48 is learning, growing, evolving, and changing
48 is grateful
48 is real, authentic, and honest
This, my friend is 48!