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Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

August 23, 2017
Celebrating being fit & fabulous at 60

Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

 

Well today is the big day!  At 10pm on the 23rd August, 1957 I was born.  I am 60 years old and I’m celebrating being fit and fabulous!  Like most people, I’m looking at myself and my life and can’t reconcile that the way I feel is associated with having been alive for 60 years.

My friends, The Saturday Sisters, gave me a birthday card which I thought was so positive and certainly reflected how I feel about ME.  I just love what it says on the front because that is exactly how I feel.

Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

 

Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

Last Sunday, my family and friends gathered to celebrate my 60th birthday and it was such a thrill to have my nearest and dearest around me.  My lovely daughter, Rachel and my darling husband, Mike put so much love and effort into making my day so special and one to be remember.  I will be writing a special post about my birthday celebrations but here is a sneak peak of some photos.

Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

 

It only seems like yesterday that I was turning 50 and now 10 years later I’m celebrating another milestone in my life.  Life is good but I work at it by exercising regularly, eating a well balanced diet most of the time and making sure that I keep connected with family and friends.

Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

Celebrating feeling fit and fabulous at 60

I think I’ve achieved more in the last 10 years than ever before and I know that I won’t be slowing down any time soon.  I’m feeling good physically and mentally and so grateful for the life that I have.

My one regret is that it took until I was 50 to realise my potential and to actually start to like myself for the person I am.  Once I accepted who I was, my attitude changed for the better and I enjoyed life so much more.  I even started running and ran my first full marathon at the age of 55.  That experience taught me that anything is possible if you want it badly enough.

My life, like everyone has had it’s good and bad times but I cannot complain because my life is good! I have a loving family, I learn from my darling grandson each day about enjoying the simple things in life.  I have wonderful friends, especially my Saturday Sisters and I am enjoying giving back to the community through my volunteer work.

I am proud of myself for taking the step and starting my blog to encourage women to live the best version of themselves. I’ve met some wonderful women through blogging and it has been a rewarding and positive experience.  These wonderful women are all 50+ and are also discovering who they are beyond the ’empty nest’.

In October, my husband and I will be taking off on another adventure and visiting Spain and Italy.  I can’t wait and we are now busy making final plans.  Despite the recent tragic events in Barcelona we are not deterred as life must go on and we must not live in fear.

So today as I celebrate my life and feeling fit and fabulous at 60, I would love to encourage you all to live life, make changes if you don’t feel happy and be thankful.  Life can be so good – you just have to grab onto it and go!

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57 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 23, 2017 at 01:32

    60 is the new 30… & you prove it!
    Happy birthday!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2017 at 08:13

      Hello Rebecca and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by with your good wishes. I’m flattered by your comments but it really is how I feel 6o is the new 30 LOL:) Have a beautiful day! xx

  • Reply Kathrin August 23, 2017 at 02:27

    Wow, how wonderful. Happy birthday! I know lots of people who say the exact thing – they feel like 30 but are 50, 60, even 70. Age is something that should be celebrated – it comes with so much life experience and so many achievements.
    I hope you have a wonderful time in Spain and Italy. They’re really beautiful countries and have a lot to offer.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2017 at 08:12

      Thank you Kathrin and yes age should be celebrated not feared. I love the name of your blog ‘My cup of English tea’ I’ll be heading over to check it out. Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by xx

  • Reply Toni Pike August 23, 2017 at 07:02

    What a beautiful article, Sue – such an inspiration, and so glad that you had such a wonderful party. Happy birthday, dear friend.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 23, 2017 at 08:11

      Thank you Toni for your continuous support and friendship. I’m so glad we reconnected after so many years. xx

  • Reply Estelle Anderson August 23, 2017 at 12:43

    Congratulations Sue on turning 60. I love how you are embracing life. It’s so interesting and inspiring that you have done done so much since you turned 50. I wonder what you will get up to in the next decade. It sounds like it will be active, vibrant & exciting fun times ahead. Enjoy Spain & Italy. 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 07:38

      Thank you so much Estelle and yes I wonder what the next decade will bring. We are looking forward to Spain & Italy, despite the recent events in Barcelona and the Island of Ischia. You can’t stop doing things because of fear of what might happen. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day xx

  • Reply athelenerose August 23, 2017 at 12:55

    Happy Birthday!!! Sixty is great. Have fun with it. (who am I kidding, of course you will)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 07:37

      Thank you so much and yes I’m having a ball! Have a beautiful day and thanks so much for stopping by! xx

  • Reply Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid August 23, 2017 at 20:40

    Tha’ts right – YOU GO GIRL!!! Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 07:37

      Thanks Dee for your kind birthday wishes and support. Have a great day! xx

  • Reply Olivia Morris August 24, 2017 at 05:18

    First of all Happy Birthday and yes the time seems to go by so quickly. I wish in my years, that I had stayed as active as I was in my teens. Alas such was not the case, so now I’m working on becoming fit again. It’s a long row to hoe, but I’m working on it one day at a time.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 07:32

      Hi Olivia, thank you for your kind birthday wishes. I was like you – fit in my younger years then not so fit in my middle years. At 50 that changed and I started running and also had a personal trainer. I feel 30 now even though I’m 60. Just take it one day at a time and a brisk walk can do wonders for mind, body and soul. Have a great day!

  • Reply Laurie Stone August 24, 2017 at 06:24

    Happy birthday, Sue! You look great and I welcome you to the 60’s! Just about to hit 61 and so far, so good.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 07:30

      Thank you Laurie it is a great time of life isn’t it? Have a great day!

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee August 24, 2017 at 08:19

    I like that tweet!

  • Reply Cathy Lawdanski August 24, 2017 at 08:24

    Happy Birthday, Sue~I’ll be joining you at 60 next August! You look beautiful. So glad you had those you love there to celebrate with you.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 13:19

      Thank you Cathy and I know you are Sizzling! Your blog is going from strength to strength and I really admire the work you are doing. My birthday was absolutely wonderful and one I will never forget. Have a great weekend, Cathy and happy birthday for August as well. xx

  • Reply Kathy Marris August 24, 2017 at 08:50

    Sue you are indeed sizzling and sexy at sixty! I agree with the part of not really working out who you are and what you want out of life until you reach your 50s. This is what happened in my case too. As you know I turned 60 earlier in the year and it took me a while to come to terms with the number. However now I’m fully embracing my sexy sixties!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 13:18

      I’m so pleased you are embracing the ‘sexy sixties’ – I love that term! I have been so fortunate to be surrounded by so much love for my 60th and I am really looking forward to my next decade and what I can achieve. It really is a great time to be alive and I’m so grateful that I’m fit and active enough to enjoy it all. xx

  • Reply Jo Tracey August 24, 2017 at 10:29

    You are a fabulous inspiration – & a reminder that age is just a number. Happy birthday…keep sizzling. #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 13:16

      Thank you so much Jo, your kind words are greatly appreciated. Have a fabulous weekend xx

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life August 24, 2017 at 11:01

    As I approach a milestone birthday in a fortnight’s time you are such an amazing role model! I’m glad to have discovered your blog.

    Happy 60th birthday!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 13:16

      Oh thank you so much Ingrid for you beautiful words. I’m happy that you discovered my blog too! I hope you enjoy your milestone birthday with lots of fun and excitement. Whatever our age a birthday should be celebrated and enjoyed. Early happy birthday to you but I’m sure I will be sending more greetings closer to the time. Have a beautiful day xx

  • Reply Leanne | crestingthehill August 24, 2017 at 12:40

    You are the perfect example of a Midlifer living this age and stage to the full Sue. You inspire those of us who are not far behind you in our 50’s and I can’t tell you how much I’ve appreciated your friendship and support through this whole blogging odyssey! Congrats on another milestone – and I bet you are hanging out for that cruise – it will be beautiful over there and a well deserved holiday for you both xx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 13:14

      Thank you my dearest Leanne for your beautiful words. I’m so happy to have met you through blogging and many times you have helped me over the hump when I wanted to give it all away. I have a face to face catch up with you on my bucket list and you know that if I put something on the list I do everything I can to achieve it. Thank you for your friendship and support and I look forward to another year of blogging experiences together. xx

  • Reply Deborah August 24, 2017 at 13:22

    I know I wished you Happy Birthday somewhere… FB, instagram etc… but it sounds like you’ve enjoyed your celebrations. You certainly looked lovely in the picture when you were all dressed up.

    I’m still after ideas (re several parties, none, small events etc) for my 50th so will await your birthday post eagerly! #teamlovinlife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 19:46

      Yes you did Deb thank you! My party was beautiful and really inexpensive which was a bonus as we have a big holiday coming up in October. x

  • Reply Jo August 24, 2017 at 15:49

    Happy Birthday! You look fabulous and here’s to you keeping fit, healthy and happy!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 19:47

      Thank you Jo for your lovely birthday wishes and compliment xx

  • Reply Sydney Shop Girl August 24, 2017 at 16:40

    Happy Birthday, beautiful Sue!

    I have really enjoyed being part of your blogging world this last little while. I like how you’ve observed that you’ve only become more productive with each new decade of age. It’s such an inspiring way to look at ageing.

    SSG xxx

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 19:47

      Thank you SSG! I’ve enjoyed you being part of my blogging world as well. It has been lovely to connect. Hope you are feeling better and take care xx

  • Reply Di from Max The Unicorn August 24, 2017 at 17:04

    Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 19:48

      I had a wonderful time Di and was totally spoilt by my family and friends xx

  • Reply Jan Wild August 24, 2017 at 17:14

    I love this Sue and your words remind me of the saying ‘Youth is wasted on the young’. At 63 I have never been more inclined to grab hold of life and give it a good shake. There is so much to do and enjoy – just like you do.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 24, 2017 at 19:49

      What a great saying Jan! I might borrow that. You look fabulous and there is so much life left for us to live isn’t there! x

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama August 24, 2017 at 20:30

    Happiest of birthdays – you are an inspiration in so many ways. And as for running your first full marathon at 55 – there’s hope for me yet LOL!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 25, 2017 at 15:33

      Thank you so much Janet for your beautiful words. Have a great weekend x

  • Reply Aletha Oglesby August 25, 2017 at 00:42

    Sue, I missed your big day but here is wishing you many more exciting and productive years. Your life journey mirrors my own in so many ways, as I am just a few years ahead of you. While aging is inevitable, becoming old is optional and I enjoy seeing so many women our age proving that. I believe we all have wisdom worth sharing with each other and those younger than us. Happy birthday and enjoy your trip.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 25, 2017 at 15:33

      Thank you Aletha and you are so right we all have wisdom worth sharing. I am quite excited about our trip which is certainly coming up fast! Have a beautiful weekend xx

  • Reply Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit August 25, 2017 at 06:54

    Wahooooooo!!!! You did it. It’s 60!!! Party, party, party, party. You are wearing it like it’s 30. You go girl! Happy birthday festival.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 25, 2017 at 15:35

      Yep I made it to 60 and I’m feeling good! Thanks for the birthday wishes Leanne xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt August 25, 2017 at 07:25

    Happy Big 6-0 my dear Aussie friend! Your birthday party looked wonderful and nothing like celebrating it with family and friends. My bro and sis in law both turned 60 a few months ago and hosted a big combined party. I couldn’t make it but hubby did (his brother was the b-day boy). In three years we both turn 60 in October and December, so I’m sure we will host a big combined blow-out! You look wonderful and cheers to another 60 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 25, 2017 at 15:35

      Hi Terri, thank you! You and hubby will definitely have to start planning a combined party that is for sure! xx

  • Reply budget jan August 25, 2017 at 21:30

    You are certainly looking sexy at sixty. That’s a sexy looking cake too!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 26, 2017 at 14:12

      Yes my daughter organised the cake and it was delicious! I do like the sound of the Sexy Sixties LOL:) Have a great weekend, Jan. x

  • Reply Jean | DelightfulRepast.com August 26, 2017 at 01:34

    Sue, I’m happy for you! I think the baby boomer generation is the first to have a real problem with aging, whereas previous generations just got on with it and didn’t talk about it. Women I know who are in their 80s seem to have not worried much about it. I have lots of issues with getting older 😀 but then I remind myself that my older sister died of cancer at 48 and would have been thrilled to be coping with aging! I love your attitude! Wishing you continued health and happiness.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 26, 2017 at 14:12

      Thank you Jean and I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your sister at such a young age. That is definitely a lesson in living each day to the full isn’t it? Thank you for your beautiful wishes and I hope you have a great weekend xx

  • Reply Robyn August 26, 2017 at 17:15

    Hi Sue,

    Congratulations on reaching this great decade.

    We have similar aims, I see, although I focus on people with chronic medical conditions. It is great to see someone else of my era into staying fit and fabulous!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 29, 2017 at 14:49

      Hi Robyn! Thank you for stopping by and your good wishes. I love reading about others in our era who are trying to keep fit and active as well. I’ll pop over and visit your website. Have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Lyndall @ Seize The Day Project August 27, 2017 at 16:27

    Congratulations on celerating your milestone 60th birthday Sue! You look fabulous! What a great date too – you share a birthday with my late Dad! Lovely people were born that day 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 29, 2017 at 14:46

      Oh that is a special date for you Lyndall. I agree that lovely people were born on that day – but maybe I’m biased LOL:) Thank you for your lovely words and have a beautiful day. xx

  • Reply Molly Stevens August 28, 2017 at 08:27

    When people are shocked at my age I tell them this is what 60+ looks like! You do our decade proud, Sue. Welcome to the fabulous 60’s!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 29, 2017 at 14:42

      Thank you Molly for your lovely words I’m quite excited to say I’m 60, really. Some people might think that is crazy but then that is just me! Have a great week! x

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