At first I hate their music choices, but after a while all that thumping and bumping rap actually begins to grow on me. My kids were horrified when I played my iPod during thanksgiving dinner and it was all their stuff: They didn't think eating to Diddy’s Coming Home was cool—until they got used to it!
No matter how long you’ve been with someone it’s nice to have them surprise you with a fully planned date night. It makes me feel like we are on one of our first dates, especially when we go to a nice restaurant or play.
Doing things that I did before those looong years of working motherhood—when there was no time to shower much less do things just for fun—keeps me young. For example: going to the movies alone on Saturday afternoon. I’d sit on the aisle and bring a book to read until the lights went down. I used to do that all the time, and then I didn’t do it for, oh, almost 20 years. During my son’s first semester at college I did it again...went alone to an art film at the Angelika in Manhattan...and damn if I didn’t feel 25 again.
I especially love flashback dance parties. You can lose calories while boogying down to some of your favorite classic tunes. For added fun: Buy some funky clothes to feel as if it’s the Dirty Dancing days all over again.
Visceral fat—the kind that accumulates around your internal organs—can up your risk for heart disease, diabetes and other disease.Following Dr. Pamela Peeke’s interval-training method definitely keeps my stomach slim.