Sound familiar? If you are like me, and gazillions of other people, you don’t want to work out. You don’t want to walk on the treadmill, you don’t want to lift weights, do yoga, jog, swim, work on your core, or do stretching exercises.
You just flat don’t want to.
And because it isn’t something you want to do, you never seem to find time to do it. Oh, you know you need to. You know you should, and that you’ll ‘be glad you did’ later, and that you’ll feel better about yourself if you do work out.
But there’s never a good time.
Too much to do before leaving for work; too tired after work, and still too much to do. Evenings, well, evenings are for relaxing in front of the TV, or with a book, because you worked hard all day long, taking NO time for yourself all day long. You deserve to have just an hour or two to do what you want to do.
Sound at all familiar?
I write this from personal first-hand knowledge. All the above statements are my own reasons for not working out. And I don’t work out, 99% of the time. I am blessed with good health (for now) and a decent level of energy (for now) and an acceptable level of fitness, in that I can go to the grocery store and make my rounds without the use of a motorized chair.
But, I want more.
I want more strength, more endurance, more energy, and more pride in what I’m doing.
I want to make the most of God-given health and I want it to last.
I work as an R.N. in a small rural hospital. I see people in their 70′s and 80′s who are an inspiration to me in how I DON’T want to be when I’m that age.
I also see the rare person in her 90′s who is a wonderful reminder of what I want for myself.
I will find the time, I will MAKE the time to be a good steward of my body and my health.
Do I want to walk on the treadmill? No. There’s a dozen things I need to do right now, and a hundred things I’d rather do.
But, I’m going to. Right now.
One step at a time, to that fitness I’m wanting. Join me, let’s you and I set the stage to be, in 30-plus years, those people in their 90′s who are vibrant, energetic, happy, and living to the max.
You can do this. I can do this. Fitness over forty is not just a phrase, it’s a way of life. Just do it!