“I want to thank Always Discreet® for partnering with me on this sponsored campaign to share about this needful product, especially in life past 40. I received free samples from P&G. As always, all opinions stated are my own.”
Admitting that we are getting older isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Subtle, or not so subtle, changes are happening within our bodies. Accepting these changes is key to growing older gracefully.
In my mind, 25 wasn’t that long ago. In reality, it was 21 years ago for me. I well remember thinking that 46 was somewhat on the “old” side of life. Now that I’m here, I can tell you that it’s anything but the “old” side!
Sure, there are some physical changes that are tougher to take than others, but overall, being 46 is not that bad. We do have to take a little better care of ourselves and make more “adult” choices. But truly, life is not over when you are over 40!
My favorite things about life past 40:
1. I’m more comfortable in my own skin. I’m no longer trying to be “more” of anything but a better me.
2. I have learned to say no. A simple one word answer, and mean it. And not feel guilty!
3. I’ve been married for more than half of my life. We are extremely comfortable with each other and truly enjoy just being quiet together, or having a blast, whichever the day holds!
4. My children are getting older- two are adults, two more are getting closer. While this could also be a least favorite thing about being 40+, I’m learning to embrace life in all of its seasons.
5. I’m more resilient and I recognize this. I’ve dealt with all sorts of people, situations, heartaches, disappointments, and such and lived to tell about it. I can now recognize those who do not have my best interest in mind and steer clear of them. I have no problem now not being everyone’s friend for I recognize that I am not everyone’s friend. Critical words from others no longer have any power over me. I know who I am and it’s not dictated by others’ approval.
6. I know how to do many things. Canning, managing a home, making cheese, building a business . . . things that I used to read about and wonder if I had what it takes to do it, I now have experience doing them.
7. Most of all, I know what is truly important and choose to focus on those things– which aren’t things at all, but the people I get to share my life with. Relationships are most important.
My least favorite things about life past 40:
8. My eyesight is getting worse. Seriously, I now need my glasses to see the television. No more can I squint just a little to see it. And I’m learning about that arm’s length thing for reading a book.
9. My children are driving. Am I really old enough for this?
10. Sensitive bladder. Really? I guess after giving birth four times it’s not that uncommon. This means I have to make sure I use the bathroom frequently or that next sneeze, laugh, cough, or even exercise will be somewhat uncomfortable. (Or, do like I’ve recently learned to do, and try Always Discreet liners- they work so much better than a period pad as they are designed for this job)
10. I forget things sometimes. Little things. Like why did I walk into this room? Or the grocery list. But, if I hear a song from the 80’s that I haven’t heard in years, I can recall every line.
11. The great metabolism slow down. Ugh. Now, to lose weight, I have to work for it. Not just walk some and watch what I eat. I have to REALLY work for it.
Now, we all know that we need to take care of our bodies, especially as we age. Common medical exams need to happen, and maybe a bit more frequently.
- Blood pressure: Every 2 years
- Eye exam: Every 2 to 4 years
- Pap test and pelvic exam: Every 1 to 3 years
- Thyroid: Every 5 years
- Mole check: Every year
- Mammogram: Every 1 to 2 years
- Blood glucose: Every 3 years starting at age 45
Body changes are a natural part of being a woman and bladder leaks shouldn’t hold anyone back from the activities they love. Just like you may need glasses to see more clearly now, you may need a little help in this department as well.
Did you know that having a sensitive bladder is a reality for more than 40 percent of women over 40? Sadly, a third of women with sensitive bladders admit they lack the confidence to wear the clothes they want. Don’t let this be you. There is no reason not to be as active as you like, no matter the body change you are experiencing. Always Discreet have Advanced Core Technology which absorbs leaks in seconds and locks away wetness for hours. No more worry! Go to alwaysdiscreet.com to learn more and get a free sample (while supplies last) and find some relief!
Always Discreet pads are simple to carry along with your other purse contents!
The best part, I feel, of being in my mid-40’s is that I can finally relax. Oh, I’m busier than ever with my family, business, and well, life. But, I can relax and let go of the expectations that I put upon myself in my 20’s.
How about you? What is the best part of being in your 40’s? If you’re not there yet, what are you looking forward to?
I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Always Discreet®. I received I received free samples from P&G. All opinions stated are my own.
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