Better in the Second Act

Focus more on “how young you are” versus “how old you are.”

When I was in my 20’s and early 30’s, I never thought about my age. I always looked younger than I was, likely due to genetics.

At 35, it started getting harder to maintain a great shape without working at it. So I paid more attention to what I was eating and took my fitness up a notch.

Then when I hit 40, it was a bit of an adjustment for me. Forty. I had to sit with that for a while. It was more of a mental hurdle to get over than anything else.

Some of us get stuck in our heads with THE NUMBER. Forty happened to be that number for me. In hindsight, I would tell that younger self of mine to focus more on “how young you are” vs “how old you are.”

The 40’s are proving to be a game-changing decade for me. In my early 40’s, I decided to make a big career shift. I had a successful marketing career in the corporate world. I was fortunate to have worked for great companies and met amazing people. But as I got wiser, I realized that I wanted to serve the world in a different way in my second, third and perhaps fourth acts.

So I pivoted.

I consciously left the corporate world. It was one of the biggest, scariest decisions I ever made in my life. One of those fork in the road moments that would change the ending to my story and how I would impact the world going forward.

I decided to follow my heart and started my own Fitness and Nutrition Coaching business for busy women. I help ambitious busy women take better care of themselves, so that they can take better care of their business and personal life. I want these like-minded and like-hearted women to live strong through their second, third and fourth acts in life.

It’s never too late to get healthier.

Now at 45, I am in the best shape of my life. I feel stronger than ever – both physically and mentally. As I reflect, I believe all the ups and downs in life up to my 40th year was a rehearsal to lead into my second act. The second act – a time to share, serve, receive and dispel our wisdom. This is when the star shines even brighter.

The funny thing is, it was easier turning 45 than 40. Hmmm. I like where this is going…

Originally published at keepingitrealfit.com

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