This is an inspiration post with a lightweight rant to start with. I’m in my late 30s and have a very healthy body because I put a lot of work and thought into it.
I don’t look the way I do by default because I don’t have kids, have miraculous metabolism or I’m still young.
It really irks me when people dismiss my hard work based on these three reasons. I am also a bit alarmed at the assumption that you cannot have a great body post having children or post a certain age.
I definitely do not subscribe to that school of thought and intend to continue taking care of my body come kids, come age and come what may.
Subsequently, I hunted down pictures of some women who did stay in great shape after having kids and/or after hitting 40 because they continued to work on themselves.
I hope the pictures inspire someone else as well. They are displayed in no particular order.
Pillar Sanders – 40 Years & Mom of 3
Jennifer Lopez – 46 Years & Mom of 2
58 Years & Mom of 2
Nicole Brown Murphy – 47 & Mom of 5
Cindy Crawford – 49 Years & Mom of 2
Liz Hurley – 50 & Mom of 1
Sofia Vergara – 43 & Mom of 4
Salma Hayek – 49 Years & Mom of 1
Angela Bassett – 57 Years & Mom of 2
Halle Berry – 49 Years & Mom of 2
Lucy Liu – 46 & Mom of 1
I know it’s possible some people will insist the ladies I mentioned were only able to do it because they had loads of disposable income and access to nutritionists, trainers, etc.
However, regular women do it too. I recently started featuring my fitness over 40 journey over at Fitness At Every Age.