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“People Think I’m Still In My 20s”: 63-Year-Old Mom Unlocks The Secret To Looking Younger Every Year
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“People Think I’m Still In My 20s”: 63-Year-Old Mom Unlocks The Secret To Looking Younger Every Year

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Drinking from the fountain of youth, now that’s an outdated tale. The real solution to remaining youthful? It is a lot simpler and accessible than you might think.

Taking to her TikTok account followed by over 247,000 people, Gym Tan, a fitness fanatic, had a special message in celebration of her 63rd birthday last week, as she shared the secret to staying young.

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Gym Tan, a 63-year-old mom who has run three marathons, shared the secret to staying youthful

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The fitness enthusiast who has run three marathons expressed her belief that she is maturing gracefully, comparing it to aging like a fine wine, as she said in a video: “I said before that I actually think I look younger this year than I did last year.”

Adorned in a stylish black dress complemented by color-coordinated yellow, black, and white jewelry, the mum of two from Singapore conveyed to her fans: “I think that what is keeping me looking younger is not thinking about my age.

Also known as “California is too casual”, the fit mom wanted people to think of age as just a number

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“Age is just a number. I have said it before, but more than that, just focus on what makes you happy.

“Focus on what makes you feel good. So, I always think, ‘if something looks good, smells good and tastes good, it’s good for you.’”

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You can watch her celebratory TikTok below

@californiaistoocasual You can’t stop getting older, you just have to keep going! #fittok #lifestyle #running #fitat60 #runner #healthyliving #fitcheck #healthylifestyle #fitinspo #ageisjustanumber ♬ I Ain’t Worried – OneRepublic

Gym Tan, who is known as @californiaistoocasual on TikTok, emphasized the value of having a supportive circle of individuals who cherish and care for you while also imparting diverse life lessons.

In a previous video on TikTok, Gym introduced herself as a “fit and active” 62-year-old who lived in California with her children and husband.

Gym Tan has earned thousands of followers on TikTok by making videos about age positivity and fitness motivation

Image credits: californiaistoocasual

@californiaistoocasual My next challenge is running the nyc marathon in Nov! Woo!! #runner #motivation #positivity #positivity #lifestyle #healthy #runnerover60 #momsoftiktok ♬ Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay

The now-63-year-old recalled being in the clothing business for 28 years, spending about 26 of these years in Hong Kong, where she met her “wonderful husband”.

Eight years ago, Gym and her family moved to the California Bay Area, where she made the “surprising” discovery to see “everyone in the fashion business dressed in their leggings and puffer jackets,” prompting her to name her TikTok handle “California is too casual”.

The mom, originally from Singapore, has lived in California for the past eight years and just celebrated her 63rd birthday

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The fit mom went on to express her social media’s motto: “life gets better and style has no age”.

Gym’s TikTok account is filled with age positivity clips and motivational videos where she encourages her viewers to pamper themselves and do physical activity.

Two years ago, Gym went viral when she uploaded a video of herself jogging in the street with the following caption: “I’m 61 and this is the fittest and best shape I’ve been in my life!

Image credits: californiaistoocasual

“I’m running further and stronger than in my 20s.

“So don’t be afraid of getting older, life really can and does get better.”

Gym presented herself as a “fit and active” mom who has worked in the clothing business for 28 years

Image credits: californiaistoocasual

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Panda Bear
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who told her she looks 20 cuz they lied to her hard

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PeepPeep the duck
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m guessing in more in relation to her vitality and personality as a whole not just solely her looks 😆

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ginshun
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nobody thinks that lady is in her 20's. She looks in good shape, but I would have guessed she's in her 50 or 60's.

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Kathryn Baylis
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9 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

40s at most. But definitely not 20s. TBH, people who look younger than their actual age can usually only pull off looking at most 20 years younger. So a 63 years old can only realistically look like they’re about 43 if they’re lucky. Besides, our hands will always give us away. Hers are not the hands of a twentysomething. Additionally, you don’t see forehead and armpit wrinkles on a twentysomething either. She looks good for her age, and more power to her, but come on, be honest with us. And yourself. BTW, I’m 62, and the last time I was mistaken for someone in their twenties was when I was 36. Hell, if someone genuinely thinks I look 5 or 10, years younger than my actual age, I’m grateful. I’m self-aware enough to know that if someone says I look like I’m still in my 20s, they are either full of s**t or trying to butter me up for some reason, and my spidey sense immediately sounds the “RED FLAG!” alarm.

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Ron Man
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for you on all of that. Be the best you that you can be. But no, don't try to make us think people are telling you that they think you're in your 20's. You look like my 65 year old friend Marnie but a little shinier.

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Panda Bear
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Who told her she looks 20 cuz they lied to her hard

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PeepPeep the duck
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m guessing in more in relation to her vitality and personality as a whole not just solely her looks 😆

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ginshun
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nobody thinks that lady is in her 20's. She looks in good shape, but I would have guessed she's in her 50 or 60's.

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Kathryn Baylis
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9 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

40s at most. But definitely not 20s. TBH, people who look younger than their actual age can usually only pull off looking at most 20 years younger. So a 63 years old can only realistically look like they’re about 43 if they’re lucky. Besides, our hands will always give us away. Hers are not the hands of a twentysomething. Additionally, you don’t see forehead and armpit wrinkles on a twentysomething either. She looks good for her age, and more power to her, but come on, be honest with us. And yourself. BTW, I’m 62, and the last time I was mistaken for someone in their twenties was when I was 36. Hell, if someone genuinely thinks I look 5 or 10, years younger than my actual age, I’m grateful. I’m self-aware enough to know that if someone says I look like I’m still in my 20s, they are either full of s**t or trying to butter me up for some reason, and my spidey sense immediately sounds the “RED FLAG!” alarm.

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Ron Man
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9 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good for you on all of that. Be the best you that you can be. But no, don't try to make us think people are telling you that they think you're in your 20's. You look like my 65 year old friend Marnie but a little shinier.

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