Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

Accepting that my body is going to change

Maybe I should go accept that my body is changing. Because it happens and there is nothing I can do about it. It started with my knees.

My always so beautiful slim knees, are starting to show some more fat at the top. Also my ever so slim arms, just get fatter.

Help my body change

Even though I train myself stupid. After the summer vacations I really noticed. I used to eat and drink more during the vacations. But then I was -after a week at home-, back in shape again. This vacation I definitely gained some weight.

Because even though we’ve been sporty, hiking in the mountains and climbing, we’ve also had our fill of alcoholic drinks and cheese. This time my figure did not return to its original shape as quickly ’as in past years. Is this something I have to accept from now on?

Being healthy

Let me be the first to say that of course I am not complaining. I may be starting to sag a little ‘out’. I have absolutely nothing to complain about.

Especially I -with two chronically ill children- know what it is like to be dependent on care every day. I’m not allowed to whine and I don’t want to do that either. But then I want to know if I can do something about it myself, or if it’s just the way it is and done!

Forty plus

Strange that I only noticed it now. I am now a few years past forty and in recent years have become increasingly athletic. I started the Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines in 2015 and it recommends taking a picture every 4 weeks to note progression.

Even then I noticed that the results every four weeks were not nearly as fast and good to see as with other ladies. Most of these ladies were younger than I am, but to be honest, I also follow ladies my age who have certainly made progress. i

Why does my weight increase after I turn forty

Now I was curious whether it’s just me, or whether it’s just a fact of life that the body goes through a change at a certain point. On man and health I read among other things that the change of the body in women after the age of forty has to do with the fact that the metabolism slows down and less calories are burned. This is due in part to the decrease in sex hormones in women.

What can I do to keep my body ‘healthy’ healthy

Super tight in my skin I really don’t need to be anymore. Still, I don’t want to gain weight and most of all I want to lose that layer of fat near the belly. I also know that belly fat is bad for your health. But what can I do?

Just eating healthier will not work. It makes more sense to start exercising more as well. Also ‘size’ is very important. Where your body in your twenties can cope well with all the parties and celebrations and can still camouflage everything that is ’too’ visible from your forties.

Lots of vitamin-rich foods are recommended!

Accepting that my body is changing.

Now that the kids are back in school and I have my rhythm back too, I am paying more attention to what I eat and eating regularly again too. I eat my two pieces of fruit and make sure I get my daily amount of vegetables. I also started exercising again. When the boys have athletic training I run.

Boot Camp has started again and I am taking Online Pilates classes.

Accepting extra pounds’s

I know that those little fats at my knees really won’t go away anymore. And those extra kilos’ll probably stay on there too. No matter how healthy I eat and how hard I train. That’s just something I’ll have to accept, it comes with age.

Free and for nothing. But if I keep on paying attention to this, those extra kilos’ll be acceptable and maybe it is just so that after your fortieth birthday you just start to decline a little bit.