Saturday, 6 April 2013

A-Z Challenge of Being Fabulous and Fit After 50, F is For Fabulous


An amazing thing seems to happen to us as we get older, we don't care what other people think anymore. We have gone through those awful teenage years of feeling awkward and not fitting in. Greasy hair and spots,wondering if our boobs are so much smaller than our friends and if we'll ever have a boyfriend. We then emerge into the beautiful butterflies we will be for the rest of our lives.

Whether married or single,with children or without children when we pass the age of fifty we are now all the woman we are ever going to be. We have learnt to live with hair that is straight or curly,eyebrows that need plucking every week and the fact that our boobs are never going to be perfect but we love them anyway.
The best thing about being a woman is being able to look fabulous,you'll never hear a man saying that about himself. It's lovely to get dressed up to go somewhere special. A new dress, make up and hair done makes any woman feel good and we all need our fix of that at least once a month and it's just as important as the exercise I mention previously. I hope my husband is reading this.

Feeling fabulous is just as important. That old saying,"A woman's work is never done" is very true.
Women are there for everyone,our partners, children, grandchildren, parents and friends. Our responsibility is endless. Sometimes as a parent I feel guilty for everything, I'm sure that's just a woman thing. It's time we knew our worth and felt fabulous about all the womanly/motherly/grandmotherly things we do everyday which are sometimes invisible to the people we do them for.
So all women reading this take a bow and just for today feel fabulous about yourself.



Twiggy knows how to look fabulous at 64yrs

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
Coco Chanel

 In twenty years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
Mary Schmich

What makes you feel fabulous?

37 comments:

  1. You're right, it is fabulous to be female! No man could say that about himself indeed. :)
    D is for Deecoded

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  2. Fabulous can be a state of mind. I fee fabulous when my husband gives me an all knowing wink! Good Post

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  3. Lol! Thanks for visiting Cathrina.

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  4. Your jewellry is lovely ,you should look and feel fab.

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  5. I feel fabulous when my type 1 diabetes is under control and I have energy to live a normal life. So I work hard at it and usually I feel OK, if not fabulous. As far as looks go, I was dealt a pretty good card, being six feet tall, blond and Swedish. To me this was no big deal coming from a place where that was not a big deal. Here in America, it was both a benefit and an annoyance. I really think that Americans in general pay way too much attention to how a person looks.

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  6. I don't think that much about my appearance except that I need to look 'nice' when I go to work. Certain colours make me feel good, that's true, especially cornflower blue. But I really feel great when I make people laugh, especially my students. That's what keeps me sparkly! Lovely post again, Anne. Twiggy looks fantastic, doesn't she?

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  7. I'd loved to be six feet tall,Inger,I'd be quite slim then,I'm only 5ft 3in.

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  8. I think if you have younger people around you then it's keeps you young.Working with students everyday would make you feel sparkly.

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  9. boy did i need this! and twiggy looks fabulous!!

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  10. Can I disagree, just a teeny bit? I don't think we're everything we're going to be at 50 - I think we were wonderful and different at 20, and 30, and 50, and 70 - we can change (and be beautiful) until the day we shuffle off.


    (When I was 50 it hadn't occurred to me to go round the world. I was widowed and working my socks of getting kids through uni. But now - over 60 - I'm wondering where to go next. And I don't believe it's all downhill from 70!)

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  11. Lol,Yes of course you can.I really meant our bodies won't get any better and we have learnt to live with what god gave us.
    No I don't believe either that it's all downhill at 70 as long as you have good health and can get around and I think someone like you who has the courage to visit new places and learn new thing will still be gallivanting about the world in her eighties.

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  12. She does,but then she always has.

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  13. Hi, Anne - great post! I think women can look fabulous at any age, and part of it's in their attitude.


    Twiggy looks fantastic! And fabulous.

    Also, saw your comment at my blog and in case you don't see the reply: my cowboys are contemporary, not Old West. And I think you're right, you should try one. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Have a FABULOUS day!

    Barbara

    F is for Fiction, Freedom, and Flagman's Folly

    The Daille-y News

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  14. Fifty? As I approach this number I remember thinking in my 20's how fabulous, smart, and put together those ladies who were in their fifties were. I had great role models. Now it's nearly my turn to do the same! Where did the time go?

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  15. Hmm, at 74 I am neither fit nor fabulous really. If you can maintain your fitness, that's great, I wasn't able to for a number of reasons. Ah well.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  16. I think fabulous takes effort, just that bit of lipstick, or a scarf, but that effort is so worth it!

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  17. Awesome! I'm working on being fabulous at 44. :-)

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  18. Twiggy does look fabulous!

    I felt so special a few times last year when I had a stylist pick clothing for me and do my hair and makeup for a photo shoot for a mag. and for a couple of my book events. It would be awesome to have that more often because I cannot seem to get it right myself.
    You are very inspirational!!

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  19. I think that's brilliant, Anne!

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  20. I agree. Can't go out without a bit of lip gloss & a scarf!

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  21. I feel fabulous when I take a few days for myself at Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire. Destination spa - massage, manicure, pedicure, tea, cake, sleep!

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  22. Fabulous is such a great word that I use all the time, also not caring what other think is very true. When I got to 50 (39 in my head) I thought to myself well if I'm very lucky 20 more years make the most of it. My F would have to be Family

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  23. But I'm looking such a mess today in my old track suit trousers and top... Oh alright if I have to. *takes bow to unexpected round of applause*

    It was tough in those days of spots and insecurity but I just wish I didn't look quite so much like my mum when I catch sight of myself in the mirror!

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  24. I find myself looking and sounding like my mum more and more,only her hair was black and I'm blonde.

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  25. That's the scary thing Ian when you start counting how much time you have left at the most.

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  26. Now that's what I need,a few days at a spa.

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  27. How lovely to have someone helping you to look fab,you'll like my next post too.

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  28. You do need a bit of lippy.If I rush to shops looking a mess I meet everyone I know,If I take time and look good I meet no one,I think that's called Sod's Law!

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  29. You look fab to me Jo. Thanks for reading.

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  30. Time goes so fast, I remember thinking thirty was old.

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  31. Thanks Barbara, Yes I might just do that.

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  32. I just got into the house from cleaning the garage..not all to fabulous looking! I think you're right we get to a certain age and we just don't put the level of importance as we used to on our looks, it comes with increased knowledge i think or maybe we're just fooling ourselves.That being said I do like to get dressed up in something fancy, looking and smelling good for a night out on the town with my favorite fella!

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  33. Had a hectic weekend so just trying to catch up with blog reading. I love all your posts but I think this is one of my favourites of yours from you A to Z. It's really positive and makes me want to shout you go girls! He he!

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  34. Yaay!! I love this!! Makes you want to share it with all the 'youngsters;' who get so stressed about their looks etc.

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  35. I love to dress up too but I need to loose a few pounds to feel good.

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