Friday, July 22, 2011

Shallow

Can I confess something truly shallow and utterly superficial to you  all? Will you still love me or at least partially tolerate me if I do?

One of my mega fears is growing old. And not even fearful about “old” as in disease or taking the plunge from glasses to bifocals….”old” as in wrinkles, loss of elasticity in skin, less energy, GRAY/PINK hair, slower metabolism, gravity taking a real hold of the girls. 


I was looking back at pictures from my senior year of college the other day and ya’ll, I looked like an EMBRYO! Seriously, how did they even let me in? I look like I should have been attached to someone by a child leash. And I realized just how fast age sneaks up on you. The fact that I look “old” compared to myself just five years ago frightens me to no end! 


So since the fountain of you doesn’t realllllly  exist (I know, I know, we all thought it was chocolate cake and chardonnay. dang!) I’ve decided I need to start taking care of my body better to slow down the formidable….aging.

Those things include but are not limited to the following:

1.)    Moisturize more! I’ve turned into a moisturize feign lately. I hear this and read the benefits of moisturizing all.the.time and pretty much blow it off about 67% of the time but, if all these people are saying it, it must be true! 


2.)    SLEEP – I struggle with this one because a)I’m a natural night owl and b)I’m a terrible rester. If I’m watching TV, I’m also blogging, cleaning or working out. #cantstopmulti-tasking AND if there’s work to be done, I will 9 times out of 10 forgo sleep to do it. Must prioritize! 


3.)    Cut the crap – I know I joke about having a sweet tooth but despite working out all the
 time, indulging that pesky molar will  one day no doubt result in elastic waisted pants 

4.)    Less Running – Ugh. This one kills me. But running is so hard on your body. I need to be happy taking up less physically demanding yet still impactful exercises like yoga and pilates.

5.) Take Up Suduko - Yes, I’m being serious. I have a memory of steel. Not even kidding – I will remember most facts about people I meet. This is very helpful at work and the thought of being more note-dependent than memory-dependent excites me about as much as the return of stirrup pants.
 

5.)    Anti-aging products. Ok girls. I’m horrible when given a lot of choices. Seriously, the cereal aisle blows my mind some days. What do you use? What works? I’ve done some research on this but everything promises miracles and I just don't know who to believe!
And if all this fails, I’m going to take out a loan, develop a "deviated septum" like Jennifer Aniston and get everything lifted and filled.....oh, and a pair of hefty C's while i'm at it. Why not?

XO, Your Shallow Blogger

23 comments:

Jess said...

You kill me. I too am terrified of getting older. In fact, I'm going to blog about it today because frankly, it's too long for a comment. But anti-aging stuff? I used Mary Kay until it made me break out (I have really sensitive skin). Now I wash with Cetaphil and moisturize like crazy. Oh, and I'll schedule surgery with you if you do!

Stephanie said...

I hear ya! I was looking at old pictures, too, and it's depressing how much I've aged. Regretting all the times I slathered on tanning oil at the beach or went to the tanning bed......ugh....so not worth it now!

Ashley said...

Oh, Ash! You are too funny girlie! Sometimes I fear the same thing, but then I look at my mom and see how beautifully she's age and I cross my fingers the same thing will happen to me! LOL. Happy friday!!

megan said...

ha, i love it. although i still look like a bebe, i'm also worried about all of this. my memory has been gone for years. i can't even remember what i wore yesterday. and i'm sure being out in the sun every weekend doesn't help my skin either. i'm just banking on cameron making lots of money so i can pay people to fix me. is that bad??

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

haha! i'm so bad about moisturizing, but i sure do get a heck of a lot of sleep. let me know if you find some good anti-aging products. i know i need to start buying into the eye cream thing.

Young and Fabulous said...

What a great post! I also worry about getting old too for those reasons..I want to embrace my youth for as long as I can! (as cheesy as this sounds hahah)

But at the same time, I also hope I am as happy as some of the old people I've met when I get old. I am also scared to become one of those cranky old ladies who shakes her cane at teenagers haha ugh!

i need to sleep more too hmmph. Being a night owl is just so fun! Lots of interesting things go on at night...take all the strange infomercials I see in the wee hours of the night

i dont think your shallow at all! and think its excellent that you are doing this stuff to prepare yourself for the oldness!

xoxoox

Rissy said...

I am getting the girls lifted post kids... I just am... I decided. I'll explain more later if ya want haha

My mom is the perfect example of running gone bad... three arthroscopic surgeries later, the former runner can't even hardly walk on a treadmill. Momma did bad bad things to her knees!

I worry about this too... makes me feel better you do too!

I have a new junk food rule too BTW!

Shannon said...

You're keeping it real. Love it.

And I'm with you with everything except elastic waist pants.

I'll totally rock them when I'm older. Maybe I'll never leaving yoga pants? I'm ok with that! ;)

jayme said...

I'd like to see your embryo because that sounds hilar. I need to do all that too!

Have a great weekend!

annahita said...

love this. I'm almost 30 [well 2 years away but still] and it makes me want to cry some days - when did I get so old?! I'm trying to be more conscious of my choices, but I'm just not very disciplined!

Ashley said...

I have the same fear. I am 26 going on 27 and people still tell me I look like I am 18-20..which is a good thing I guess...maybe When I am 40 I will look 32? haha..but I get aches and pains that I never used to and am not flexible like I used to be - that scares me. Totally know what you mean about suduko - I play words with friends daily, hopefully that is "refreshing" my mind somewhat. I went to the dermatologist recently and they gave me Retina, which is suppose to tighten things up... this is my saving grace. for right now at least. lol

Have a good day girl!!

Stephanie and Such said...

I Lovvvee Suduko. So entertaining.

Free the leash kids, hahahah LOVE that print!

I need good anti aging stuff, I want to still look young even when I am old!!!

Angela said...

I'm new to your blog so I'm not sure how old you are... but just wait until you turn 30. I just did and seriously cried for 2 days over all of the things you are worrying about. I also proceeded to go to sephora the next day and spend around $250 on anything that said "anti-aging" on the label. It wasn't pretty.

Ruthie said...

I love the Lancome High Resolution Collaser-5X for aging skin. I promise it works! I also use a face wash by murad that is for aging/ dry skin and it keeps your skin tight and moisturized

Suzie Q said...

Hey! I'm right there with you my as a fellow shallow blogger... I spent $100 on a bra last week in hopes that it might keep the girls in place well enough for me to run! I'm also just as scared about growing old, with wrinkles, and loss of independence, and my G'ma's skin breaks open at the sight of something sharp... so that's something to look forward to...

I use Artistry products, they cost about the same as everyone else's miracle potions, but they last me forever, (for example, I got the day lotion in February and still have not replaced it... it's like a never ending bottle!) And my step mom has been using them her entire adult life and I'm still not sure how old she is... One things for sure though, get ready to drop some bones, Anti-aging skin care is NOT cheap!

Britt said...

I love this! Just this week I was wondering the isles at CVS wondering which night moisturizer I should buy! There are far too many to choose from. Happy Friday!

Jess said...

P.S. I totally bawled my eyes out on the 27th birthday a few weeks ago because I felt old.

natasha {schue love} said...

I really need to focus on sleep more...it definitely take a toll when I'm lacking in it...like today!

Ginger said...

I think we all have that natural fear to some degree. I am 48 but refuse to dress or act like it. I see women at church my age who look 60! I dress trendy (not too young), have naturally long curly hair that I get colored every 6 weeks with red and blonde foils. I paint each foot's toenails different colors, and sometimes each toe itself different colors, and I wear a toe ring or two. People don't realize I am as old as I am. (Oh, and lots of Mary Kay beauty products)

Samantha-Elizabeth said...

I'M THE SAME WAY! And I almost cry when I think about less running. It makes me sad. But I'm only 21, and I can already feel the toll its taken on my body :(

Michaela said...

Haha!! I'm scared of these things, too! Clearly I need to hold off on the sweet tooth thing. And good thing I never run...hehe. But I should find other exercises to do in place of it. Yoga is awesome. I should get back into that. Jennifer Aniston looks amazing, but I could never get surgeries like that! Scardy cat (:

Major Gal said...

Growing up I'd hear women in their 30s say you don't know yourself until you hit 30 and it BUGGED me. Now, I'm winking at 30 and I feel better than I ever did. Yes, my stomach is not as firm as it used to be and the hormones that come with getting older have affected my skin (I'm only NOW getting blemishes) and I can't party like I used to, but I feel fantastic.
I don't want to get old and look old, but the wisdom and empowerment I feel now is amazing. I wouldn't trade it for being younger. FYI - i'm also searching for anti-aging products.

LuLu said...

That is one of my biggest fears too! Especially (this is mean) when an old person is driving in front of me and all I want to do is lay on the horn! Ok really mean of me.

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