Age is just a number.
To me it’s no big deal at all to see a woman past 50, or 60, or even 70, show up at the beach sporting a great body. Not good but actually great. Here in South Florida we have a higher percentage of our population past the age of 65 so it stands to reason that among that group the older fitness-minded folks would surely be here as well.
One story I like to tell is about a lady I met not long ago on one our gorgeous public beaches. She was at the concession stand and wearing a bright tiny bikini. She looked fantastic. Toned abs. Tight body. I complimented her on her suit and we struck up a conversation. She said she was 76. I told her I was 57 and she said that she’d married at 18 and that her daughter was the same age as me. They were mother/daughter personal trainers. No kidding!
Recently saw this online.
A photo of the wonderful actress Sharon Stone in a string bikini was part of an article that talked about having a great bod at her age, which is 58. I smiled as I read it. At my own age, 59, I’m thinking “the mom next door can look like that too!”
And so, I decided to write a blog post about a showdown between Sharon and myself. I’m not serious – this is all in fun! However, it does make a good point.
Not everyone peaks at 20.
For sure. Not in the physical sense, not with regard to ambition, motivation and certainly not with regard to talent. Many of us who have seen five or six decades on this Earth still keep our bodies rockin’ fit and have earned at least as much right to brag about it as the younger set!