Tuesday, July 26

Fab at 40

by Kelly Young

My “Fab at 40” mantra has gone flat just two months after turning 40 and I need some motivation! After fracturing my arm just a few weeks before my 40th and then being told by the orthopedic surgeon that I couldn’t compete in triathlons this summer, I sorta lost my “fab” attitude…I want it back.

I joined the JCC to help achieve my mantra of Fab at 40, and while I’ve tried some new things (I’m a huge fan of the Reformer), I can say that I’ve definitely let the fractured arm thing get in my way. No more, though! After recently complaining to a friend that I wasn’t able to work out like I wanted to and whining about not really being Fab at 40, we decided that I was focusing too much on exercise and not enough on experiences. After a long conversation (and a second glass of wine), we came to the conclusion that maybe my mantra should encompass ‘mind, body and soul’ and not just be about fitness.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to take another look at the JCC and this time see it as more than just my new gym. So, with my attitude back in check and after looking over the website, I’ve picked out a few new things that I’m going to check out over the next few weeks:

  1. Belly Dancing: Ok, so I said I wasn’t going to focus on fitness, but this just sounds fun (and should be pretty funny for those who are in the same class the first time I try it)! Plus, it’s definitely a new experience for me.
  2. The Business Network on Aug. 17: As a small business owner, I’m always looking for opportunities to connect with new people. Why not let the JCC help make connections for me?
  3. Discover and Dine: I noticed a poster for this health fair the other day, and now I can’t wait to take my kids! Dance, tae kwon do and cooking demonstrations along with games and a healthy (but delicious) pasta dinner should be just the thing to jump start my fabulous 40s.
So two months past my birthday (and a month into my JCC membership), and I’m finally ready to get Fab at 40. What’s your mantra, and how is the JCC helping?

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