Why I'm Not Afraid to get Fit at Fifty

July 04, 2017

Why I'm Not Afraid to get Fit at Fifty

Approaching any important birthday is daunting (unless it’s your 21st, in which case, enjoy it), and perhaps the scariest of all is The Big Five NO. I’ve come to the conclusion, though, that making an effort to be fit, healthy and active is the best way to combat the fifty fear, so as this milestone arrives in my life, it’s all about being ready, not resigned.

I went through my 20’s and 30’s with very little regard with how I was treating my body, and it was only when I reached my 40’s that I realised that it needs work and care to look and feel good. Inactivity and a head-in-the-sand attitude were a fast track way to being miserable in middle age, and this is something I strongly believe doesn’t have to be part of your life.

A pair of trainers were my first port of call, as exercise is obviously a very important part of the process. Through getting active, I got fitter, happier, and more interested in what else I could do to give my body what it needs to be at its best. This is where my interest in supplements started, and FitChick is a result of identifying a gap in the market on my search for supplements for women that could support my fitness journey.

Being Fit at Fifty isn’t about going hard in the gym until your legs feel like jelly; it’s naive to think your body can recover as quickly as it could in your 20’s, and besides, having the time is likely to be an issue! It’s more about confidence, and the way you’ll feel when you hit the beach on holiday. In just a few weeks time, my daughter gets married in Corfu, and believe me, there’s nothing like the thought of sitting round the pool in a swimsuit to kickstart a fitness routine! Being comfortable in your own skin is crucial, and that’s one of the best things about getting older - you stop caring so much about what others think of you, and care more about what you think of you.

In short, getting to fifty doesn’t mean fitness is beyond you; think of it as an opportunity to be in the best shape you’ve ever been in. FitChick’s  supplements for women are a fantastic way to support your routine - you’re not on your own.