I am visited daily by women who apologetically reveal that they have simply given up on looking their best, feeling their best and simply doing their best to live their life with zest and enjoy what they once knew as life’s little pleasures.
“I should just accept getting old”
“I don’t know why I am still trying to look good”
“I tried to the gym but just gave up”
To this I say… NONSENSE
I am not sure who is to blame for this syndrome I have now named the “I am too old to care or matter” syndrome.
Our societal norms are simply degrading and demolishing the aging woman. I am here to call this off. I call it nonsense.
It’s simply never too late for anyone to become a better version of themselves and the fight is worth fighting.
It may involve sacrifice and effort but it is worth fighting.
So keep the gym membership (and make a plan to go), contact a nutritionist and begin a new healthy eating lifestyle (notice I did not say diet as this is a life changing path), color and cut your hair, get your weekly massages, do yoga, use your sunblock daily, drink lots of water and above all love yourself.
The changes that follow will amaze and propel you into a new wellness.
Who knows, maybe you’ll create a better version of your “old” self… at any age.
About the Author:
Dr. Vassilia D. Young is over 50 years of age and regularly competes in Bodybuilding competitions. She has won countless first place trophies in multiple classes. She has also competed in power-lifting meets in the past and has a strong affinity for working hard and looking her best.
She received her undergraduate degree from Minot State University in North Dakota and her MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. practices dermatology at Black Hills Dermatology in Rapid City and Spearfish, SD. She specializes in Mohs surgery as well as a variety of laser and cosmetic procedures.
You can book a free consultation with her by calling 605-341-5565.