Making Peace With Imperfections
Dressed, I look damn good. People wonder why I'm still on a diet. But they don't see what I see before I put my clothes on in the morning. I guess it is time to accept that fact that I will never look good buck naked. Dim the lights, honey...
My muscles have been ignored far too long and are slow to respond. As we age our skin loses some of its elasticity, it just isn't fair! For you young 'uns, lucky you, appreciate what you have. And for us, a bit more mature adults, we just have to be thankful for what we've got.
To help prevent loose skin as a result of dieting:
- exercise to tighten and tone
- build muscle - resistance training helps
- stay hydrated
- lose slowly
- don't overdo your time in the sun
- use a moisturizer
- if you are a smoker, take your last puff
- be patient, you can't tighten skin overnight
At least we are on the right track and although we might never be a Playboy or Playgirl centerfold, we are headed toward being the best we can be.
If you have any further knowledge on the subject or have undergone any surgical procedures for this dilemma, we'd love to hear about it.