Brooke Burke-Charvet is over looking forever 25

Mar 15, 2013 at 6:34 p.m. ET

Brooke Burke-Charvet believes there should be no shame in kissing your 20s goodbye. The mother of four insists embracing Mother Nature is the way to go, though she wouldn't mind a tiny bit of help keeping the wrinkles at bay!

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Brooke Burke-Charvet has made a long career out of looking drop-dead gorgeous. Now that she's over 40, however, her attitude is evolving. Find out how the mother of four, who is now happily cancer-free, is embracing aging with grace!

Speaking to Health magazine for the April 2013 issue, the 41-year-old admitted, "The 40s are a reality check. That's when some people are trying to look 25.

"I would like to slow down my aging process, but I don't want to look like a pumpkin, all swollen! I don't want to fill every flaw in my face."

She added with a laugh, "A few? But you have to embrace Mother Nature a little. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. I'm a mother of four. I don't want to look like a 25-year-old anymore. I want to be my best healthy self."

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That doesn't mean super-strict is the only way to go, however.

"If your body is really craving something, you might need it," she pointed out.

As an example of listening to her own body, the happily married Mrs. Charvet explained, "Last night, my mom came over and made homemade meatballs and Bolognese, which is so not on the plan. But I had a couple of meatballs and a little less pasta. Do it in moderation, then get back on track."

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One last tip — don't skip that workout!

"Pay for that class, buy that DVD, commit with a girlfriend," the super svelte star added.

"As working women and moms, we make it to all our meetings, get our kids to every appointment. But you have to make yourself a priority. Just commit. Write it down. Make a plan. I try to do my workouts early in the day, after I drop my kids off at school, so they're just done. I think if you procrastinate your workout, as evening falls, it's just never gonna happen! Also, I want that energy. I want that adrenaline."

Are you on board with Brooke Burke-Charvet's aging gracefully attitude?

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