I am about to go on holiday! At last, it has felt like a long wait this year, we decided to take a later holiday due to my daughter job hunting and some other commitments. It has certainly been a busy few months and I feel ready for the break. But before I went I really wanted to get back to a healthy weight, improved overall health and regular exercise - weight management during menopause is a challenge isn't it!? I just wanted to feel better, having had a stressful few months with hormonal changes, HRT issues and a return of my menopause symptoms. I talked about midlife body confidence on my blog recently, but I am still a work in progress! Weight loss is not my main goal but improving my eating habits and having a better exercise routine as well as embracing a healthy lifestyle is!
I knew I'd allowed my routines to slip. I knew I was drinking a bit too much wine (lockdown I blame you), I knew my meal planning and healthy eating had gone a bit awry! I knew I'd got lazy about meal prep and that skipping lunch had become a bit too common, then making do with unhealthy snacks later in the day. And I'd also not found an exercise routine I was able to stick to. - I love the massive benefits of strength training but I don't want to do an hour in the gym and I never seemed to find the right YouTube videos to give me consistency. I wanted to make simple adjustments but I needed some help!
This is a gifted blog post.
As we get older we care less about what others think and embrace a more positive attitude to ourselves, our body, our needs, dreams and desires. In short we get a bit more selfish. Apparently between the ages of 34 and 44 we have the lowest body confidence but after the age of 55, we have the highest body confidence! And I can totally relate, I think we learn to accept what we cannot change and relax into who we are. Not just body confidence but overall confidence in ourselves increases especially once we have navigated the hormone fluctuations of menopause. When I was 48 I had my first boudoir photoshoot with Alexandra at For Your Eyes Only - FYEO is a boudoir photography studio near Marlow and I have recently had my second boudoir photoshoot at 55, And I loved them both! But I felt even more confident for this recent shoot. I was there to help Alexandra celebrate her 20th anniversary as a successful and well-respected boudoir photographer, we took some absolutely stunning and yes very hot and sexy photos and did a short video about my experience. And I am sharing on my blog how I got on, what was involved, how I felt about it and to encourage other women in their 50s to step out of their comfort zone, embrace body confidence, and get an over 50 boudoir photoshoot! For YOU but also for your partner, your husband .... or anyone else special in your life!
My birthday is actually in December so don't be fooled by the 55 balloons but as I was celebrating my 55th year they seemed like a fun prop for my shoot!
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