This is no joke! I shamelessly sent in a photo of myself when they put out a call for "people who look 10 years younger than themselves". What can I say? I have always loved the stage and REALLY want to go to the Oprah show. If this is the only way I can get there, what the heck? Then I wrote a blurb on what keeps me young..
This is what I wrote:
I am a 53 year old woman who looks at least 10 years younger than I am. People are constantly shocked that I am 53, have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. I have had folks tell me I look like I am anywhere between my 30s and 40s. I use to be offended when I was in my 20s that I looked so young (I was carded until my late 30s) but NOW I feel so blessed and fortunate to have such youthful genes. However, it feels like a double-edged sword at times because I don’t really look or feel like someone in their 50s. Nonetheless, I work HARD for my youthful body! I am a triathlete who took up the sport 6 years ago. I did my first Ironman Triathlon the year I turned 50. I run, bike, weight train and swim several times a week. Competing in triathlons (12 this season) keeps me positively focused and young. I am training for another Ironman next June. Eating high protein, low fat, whole foods helps to keep my weight down. I keep my mind active playing soduko. Preventative medicine such as massage and seeing my chiropractor once a month keeps my body aligned. I love being with my childrens’ families and my husband. I have been in an amazing relationship with my husband for 18 years, who also looks 15 years younger than his 60 years. Last year, we both left very demanding jobs (I was a counselor in private practice, he an attorney). I believe that loving each other and being each other’s best friend keeps me young. We play, travel, workout, and in general love each other’s company. We raised 4 daughters (2 his, 2 mine) in a loving blended family. The satisfaction of surviving some difficult circumstances makes me feel successful and I suppose that reflects on my youthful nature. Though I have many friends that are my age, I also like spending time with younger people. I train with athletes who are for the most part 10-20 years younger than me.
Is this narcissistic or what? I am pulling out all the stops..