A new breed of women pushed aside stereotypes inspire us to have an exciting and progressive midlife – age is no barrier whether you are 40, 50, 60 and beyond.
See our favourite stories from 7 Instagram stars wishing a New Year of positivity, happiness and new opportunity.
1. Davina McCall
Looking amazing in the thong red bikini, that got over 77k likes, to making the #tonedin10. It’s more than her amazing body, exercise and nutrition tips but it’s her openness and honesty that we love. Sharing to the world stories about her ‘rebirth’ after the menopause and split from her husband Matthew Robertson after 17 years and her weight loss after her new intense training. In 2018 she has the goal of qualifying as a fitness instructor.
2. Sarah Jane Adams
The edgy Instagram star, cultivator of the #mywrinklesaremystripes hashtag and model represented by IMG worldwide shares a wonderfully positive message to her fans for 2018. Re-defining life, with her colourful travels, tales and outfits.
Hoping in this New Year we can smile more, laugh more, love more. Wishing for peace, happiness, understanding, acceptance and freedom for all. Giving thanks for life, love, good health, friends and family. Thanking each and every one of you for being here, inspiring me to go just that little bit further, and for your love, support and joy when I do. You mean the world to me. Thank you, and wishing you all, all the best for 2018. Sarah xx
3. Maye Musk
The mature model with a career spanning over five decades made headlines in 2017 when she was announced as the new brand ambassador for CoverGirl. At 69 years of age, Musk is the oldest model to star as a CoverGirl.
Her New Year’s message covers the topic of rejection and the importance of determination.
2018 is here. I’m ready to have fun💪🍎💃 Fortunately I love both of my professions, as a dietitian and a model. When you love your work, it feels like fun, however it’s not always easy. As a dietitian, I would meet 100 doctors to introduce my nutrition practice to them, and only four would send their patients to me. Rejection is normal. It was worth it. As a model, I’ve lined up with hundreds of women at a casting. Rejection is normal. It was worth it. Don’t dream of success, without putting in the hard work. Now I’m booked for wellness talks and modeling jobs, without having to prove myself. That only took 50 years. And that’s my tip for the New Year. #grandmother #nearly70 #justgettingstarted * * * * #photographer @susanbowlusphoto #hairmakeup @gianlucamandelli1 #stylist @scottieknight #IMG
4. Tricia Cusden
Founder of best-selling beauty brand for mature women, Look Fabulous Forever, Tricia Cusden shares the virtues of the new year and how it can often feel like a new begining, reciting her mantra, ‘it’s never too late’. We completely agree.
There is something seductive about turning over a new leaf as the new year dawns, isn't there? We ought to be too old and cynical to engage in such fantasies, but one of my mantras is 'It's never too late'! And I truly do believe that reinvention is possible and may actually be essential as we age. A very happy New Year to you all! #lookfabulousforever #happynewyear2018 #2018 #embraceyourage #embracechange #reinventyourself #proage
5. Alternative ageing
Suzi Grant brings her positive, bubbly attitue to wherever she travels, and shows you can open new doors at any age…
My love for the material girl has gone on for decades and I love her kick-ass resolution to the new year!
Jo of Happyhealthy50 shares the little adventures in life with such a vibrant smile, snorkelling and bodysurfing, always taking up new challenges – showing the value of courage and self-belief.
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” Winnie The Pooh 😊💙🏃♀️🧜♀️🏄♀️🚙🚲 Thank you so much for all your inspiration, messages & encouragement in 2017. 🙌🏻😊 I love that so many of these pics are when I’m looking a little bit bedraggled but so happy after being in the sea, my first Parkrun or have that joyful anticipation of going into the waves. The wisteria was sharing the kindness of a French farmer encouraging me up a hill on my bike whilst my knee & frozen shoulder were healing with “Allez, Allez, Allez”. 🇫🇷🚲 The Fiat 500 (taken at @goodwoodrevival) on my way to Women In Adventure @waexpo in Bristol to meet @jillgregorypage & @coolkarin8 & listen to some incredible speakers. 😊🚙 Of course this is just part of my life ~ I spend more time at a keyboard at work than I do carrying a bodyboard or paddle board. Pulling on a wetsuit is an absolute joy but so is pottering around our little home or sitting by the fire with my boys, films, books, tea & chocolate. ☕️🍫🔥📚🎥 But these pics do represent the tiny, joyful adventures that I am learning to weave into the fabric of my life, which keep my 53 year old body feeling strong & healthy and as importantly fill my heart & soul. 😊💙 Thank you again for your kindness & encouragement. It means so much. Here’s to the friendship of 2017 & wishing you a very healthy & happy 2018! Jo xx 😊💗 PS I’d love to know what adventures – big or tiny – you have planned for 2018. Please do share, xx . . . . . #bestnine2017 #2017bestnine #midlifewomen #midlife #over50 #running #embraceyourage #healthyageing #bluehealth #womeninadventure #womensrunningcommunity #parkrun #ukrunchat #261fearless #bodyboarding #surfsenioritas #fiat500 #myeverydaymagic #womenwhorun #coldwatersurfing #standuppaddle #standuppaddleboarding #snorkelling #outdoorswimming #surfing #wildswimming #healthyageing #thisgirlcan #runningmum #soulfood #bodypositive