Friday, April 19, 2013

Some Midlife Changes

I just celebrated my 45th birthday and decided that I needed a makeover of some sort as I looked in the mirror and realised that wrinkles, unwanted fat and sagging body parts are going to be a permanent fixture in my life. That, and coupled with the fact that someone at the market about 10 years older than me called me 'aunty' the other day....!

I'm really blessed to have a wonderful hubby who thinks that I look good no matter what and but I guess it's natural for every woman to want to look younger and not older than her actual age.

I already changed my hairstyle about a year ago...from long curls to a short manageable bob. My dad keeps mentioning that I look like a schoolgirl. Maybe he thinks that a mom of teenage kids should look her age? Hmm...

Hubby and I went to Secret Recipe early in the morning to celebrate my birthday with some cake...ok, this has nothing to do with a makeover, but the slices of cake looked so good that I just had to post it up!
My motto has always been "Eat today, diet tomorrow'!
My daughter, SweetTeen, bought me some bright coloured nail polish for my birthday with her own pocket money. This is what I've been doing lately...
Saw some pretty cool nail art on the internet.
Since I can never get my right hand fingernails to be
as nice as my left hand fingernails (because I'm right-handed),
I thought I'll decorate my toenails instead :)
I've been wearing frameless glasses for the last 20 years, so this time I got myself a pair of framed ones.

I badly need exercise as I have not been exercising regularly after my line dance class got disbanded sometime last year. The weather has been either too hot or too wet for outdoor activities, so I asked hubby to get me this so that I could do exercise indoors...
Meet my new buddy...the Xbox 360 Kinect, 
a gaming console with motion detector!!
No I didn't get it just to play TV games...serious!
Now if I could just find the time to do some daily exercises using the Xbox I will soon be able to fit into some of my old smaller sized clothes...or maybe give me an excuse to buy new clothes, hehe!

A friend posted this video on Facebook and I think every woman should watch it. It's so common for us to only see our own flaws and this video helps us to see that there is beauty in each one of us...


YuinTing said...

Happy Birthday to you!

I can understand how you feel because I'll be blowing the same number of candles in at the end of this year :-)

I love your new toy - the Xbox Kinect. Saw it in my friend's house. Kids love it so much, and Kidaults too.
And that video is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sunny-Cookie said...

Hi YuinTing,

I like that word 'kidaults', it describes my husband and me, haha! Glad you enjoyed the video.