So this is my big year–I turn 60 in July. I have come a long way from last summer when I obsessed about aging. I am feeling revitalized and ready for whatever adventures I encounter or create. Uh, until I saw a photo of Christie Brinkley in a bathing suit. Seeing Jane Seymour’s bikini body a few weeks ago was bad enough . Now Brinkley. This morning, I also saw photos of Raquel Welch who is “still a sex symbol at 73”. These women do not have flabby arms, sagging bellies, wrinkled skin or cellulite deposits. .
What is worse? The Then photo of Seymour to the left is her “fat” self. Oh to be fat like she was. Look at those arms!
The timing of these revelations is all wrong. I was reasonably at peace about my gray hair. Moreover, I was just feeling at ease with my body by vowing that no one will ever see it again. Now this–a reminder that some women will always have perfect bodies no matter how old.
I have two choices here. First, I could shape up and lose weight for the millionth time. Or, I could figure out a way to dress these women in burlap sacks and banish them to Siberia. The first option would take too long and no matter how hard I workout, I would never look like Jane Seymour. So, I am seriously considering the logistics of the second option.Anyone want to help? They are making women with “real bodies” a bit nervous.