I had the pleasure of being a guest on a video podcast filming today. It was my first guest podcast, let alone a video podcast. So, I was rather excited to be part of it.
It was great and we chatted about various things from my background from competitive sport to yoga, the benefits of yoga and w also touched on the 40+ female market.
It’s that thing isn’t it, where you’re thinking of buying a Mercedes and you suddenly see Mercedes cars everywhere. Well, since I’ve been experiencing hormonal changes over the past 18 months, or so, I’ve become more aware of women in their forties and fifties, who are also experiencing changes. From conversations with them, and having attended a workshop and worked with a nutritionist, this change is just part of being a woman and yet, we tend to not think about it till it hits.
Yet, why is it we tend to feel alone when we realise that it’s happening?
For me, it a big part was the realisation that I had made choices about delaying having children because I loved what I did and was busy working. I was now faced with the fact that the window of being a mother was closing rather rapidly. I also realised that the image the fitness industry carries of fit, healthy females was one that was much younger and I am now entering what seems like the next phase of my life. I am also now more aware of my mortality.
I honestly don’t feel any different with regards to what I do, and want to do with my life; the legacy that I want to leave behind.
Yet, I am faced with this fact.
That time is moving on.
What I am practicing patiently is self-acceptance.
Acceptance that I will only have fur babies.
Acceptance that my body, my skin will change.
Acceptance that time and life moves on.
Acceptance that nothing defines me.
Acceptance that I am who I am and I have my own unique journey.
Acceptance that I am enough.
How do you practice acceptance?
Till next time .. x