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I Have Discovered the Fountain of Youth

Published Fitness Expert Darla Leal shares how she has discovered the Fountain of Youth living a Stay Healthy Life. Also enjoy her new recipe as featured in Natural Muscle Magazine monthly.

I will be 48 this month and I will let you know that I have indeed discovered the Fountain of Youth ... Yep! 

For some time now, I have been enjoying the benefits of this mighty fountain and I must say that it has helped maintain my now 48 year young self.  Am I sitting around drinking secret shakes, popping youth pills, or strapping some contraption that shakes the literal crap out of me to keep me young? Oh hell to the big no way. I mean are you kidding me?  In fact, I cringe every time I see ads that promise this type of thing…and the gimmicks that are invented… oh my! 

I am also NOT going to be one of those people who hide my age because of hearing this. ”Oh…you look so good…for your age." I just smile as I sometimes whip out my ID when I purchase a bottle of red wine for a special occasion.  I look at life this way…it is an absolute honor to live each day, to celebrate every moment…and I have earned every smile line that adorns this face…so I will proudly announce that I am almost 50!!!!!!  Whoo hoo! Yep, there, I said it. 

Now, getting back to my fountain of youth…I would have to say that it starts with my attitude about life.  I am indeed a kid at heart, do not sweat the small stuff, Give my worries to God, and laugh as much as I can…my hubby makes sure of that…he is quite the jokester.

Ready for the next ingredients to my Fountain of Youth: a LIFESTYLE of health that consists of regular exercise, eating healthy foods, lots of water, rest and fun.  YES…it is that simple.  The fact is that the Fountain of Youth does not exist, but taking care of ME through a healthy lifestyle is definitely a close second, and I am good with that. There is nothing in a bottle or on a surgery table that will provide the youthfulness that living healthy does.

Each day we get older…that is a fact and there is no alternative…in spite of all the gimmicks and surgeries…right?  What I choose to do is live each day taking the BEST care of me physically, emotionally and spiritually…and that is what keeps me young.  I will probably be dancing my literal pants off when I am 80 and still jumping in a few water puddles…lol. 

You see, It is all in how I think about life, and just because I am almost 50 does not mean I am going to put my backside on the couch, dress in frumpy clothes, and think life is half over….NO WAY!  Each day, life is just beginning in my book, with all kinds of possibilities and undiscovered adventures.  I want this body to be in the best shape for whatever adventure comes my way and that will take dipping into my Fountain of Youth every day.

Were you expecting something else from me?  An ooh-la–la magic Darla potion that I will start marketing and...read more


I dedicate this blog to my fabulous son Eli as he graduates this month with his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in community mental health, Minor in Bible and Theology, and Addiction studies certification. This Mom is very proud!!!  I Love You Son

Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom…thanks for blessing me with your example of the importance of cooking/baking and gifting me with the passion that I now have to create the recipes that I so enjoy to share with family, friends, and online.  I Love you Mom…My Friend


Motivation of the Day:  The Fountain of Youth Exists Freely Within Each of Us


Just Added to the In My Kitchen Stay Healthy Recipes:  Stay Healthy Carrot Cake


My Workout of the Day: ARC Trainer: Strength level 6 for 20 minutes (Interval) 30 minutes HIIT Training


Click Here to see My Nutrition of the Day:

Also enjoy my personal blog here, where  I will be sharing my Stay Healthy Life with you through my example of what I do to maintain my health, physique, and being my best me at 47!!! I look forward to blogging for you. Stay tuned for recipes, articles, links, videos, and very personal shares!!

Stay Healthy!

Darla;)

 

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