I’m excited again to be introducing another guest to my series:
Amazing over 50’s
I’m inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are happy to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work or their achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives with pride.
This month I’m so pleased to introduce Sue Loncaric as my sixth guest to this series.
Sue has a fabulous blog called Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond which both inspires and empowers other women over 50 to live life to the full. I have been following Sue for a while now and absolutely love reading her posts and watching her achieve her goals.
A Guest Post – The Amazing over 50’s
Welcome to Loving The Fifty Something, Sue. Can I ask you to tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
I’m Sue and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I’m married (second time around) to my soul mate, Mike. Between us we have two children each and 5 grandchildren between us. We love to travel and for me life is all about making the most of every day.
I started my blog, Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond, just over 3 years ago as a means of connecting with other Women Over 50. I had retired early and found that after working full time for many years and with a family who had flown the nest, I had too much time on my hands. I had lost my purpose and my identity.
My passion is to encourage and inspire other Women Over 50 to embrace this wonderful phase of life by living with an Ageless Attitude. My blog is all about living a healthy and happy lifestyle and providing ideas and ways for other women to achieve the life they want now. Midlife is our time and I love to share my thoughts and motivate others to make the most of each day.
Do you remember what turning 50 meant to you and how you feel now in relation?
I do remember turning 50. I was excited and couldn’t wait actually, I had a small birthday party and my daughter and her partner surprised me by coming home from London for my birthday. So special.
I was working with some girls who were young enough to be my daughters. The wonderful thing was that they never looked at me from an age perspective. They encouraged me to start running and booked me into boot camp. Even though I told them I was old enough to be their mother, they would never accept my protests.
I am about to turn 61 very soon and I wouldn’t change my life. I’m feeling better than ever before and am embracing life and all it has to offer. Life is too short to mope about and feel sorry for yourself because we are aging.
Totally agree with you there Sue. How do you stay fit and healthy?
I love to run and run twice a week with friends. We call ourselves the Saturday Sisters and have been friends for about 8 years. It is great to have buddies to run with and to have a social chat or vent along the way. I enjoy yoga and working out with strength training.
What are the things you are most proud of achieving after turning 50?
I started running at 50 and ran my first marathon (42.2km) two weeks before my 55th birthday. I trained hard and with great support from my husband and Saturday Sisters, I actually ran the full course and completed it in the time I had set for myself. I am trying for another in a few weeks just before my 61st birthday – let’s see if I can achieve that.
I started my blog 3 years ago and this has opened a new world to me. I found the courage to start a blog, even though I wondered if anyone would read it.
Making friendships through my readers and other blogging connections is one of the positive sides to blogging. This year I was also placed 3rd in the Annual Bloggers Bash 2018 which I was very excited and honoured to receive.
I’ve learned to love and accept myself. That certainly takes the pressure off and I believe is the key to true happiness in life. Sure, I still have that ‘inner critic’ that tries to bring me down, but I’m learning to ignore her.
I know since you wrote this for me, Sue that you did achieve your second marathon and entered the Stadium Stomp, where you amazingly climbed 6300 steps! You are Superwoman!!
Are there any messages or advice you’d like to give to people who are about to turn 50?
Well I could go on for hours, but I have four main tips that I would like to share.
- Embrace this new phase of life by living with an Ageless Attitude. Don’t focus on the number, which will only build barriers. Focus on life and making each day count.
- Love yourself – accepting who you are and learning to love that person will bring inner contentment and happiness. You are special and unique so treat yourself that way.
- Set your boundaries and make yourself a priority. Now is your time in life to do things for you without feeling guilty. So often, we find it hard to say ‘No’ to our own detriment. Learning to self-invest in yourself and take time-out to relax and restore will certainly make you happier and healthier.
- Believe in yourself – you can do anything and having self-belief is the key. You’ve got this!
Great tips Sue and I have to say, personally I now try to live by 1,2 & 3, but still working on 4 🙂
Thank you so much Sue for being my sixth guest.
You are certainly proof that by having an ‘ageless attitude’ you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Thank you so much for being another fantastic and inspiring guest on my series
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about yet another ‘Amazing over 50′.
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