I see people I know just now starting their journey to better eating and exercise, and it makes me smile. I am so happy for them! More than that, I’m proud of them. I know how hard it is to get started after years of living without eating right or exercise. I know all the tricks your mind plays on you; the doubts, the lack of motivation, and the fears. I felt them all. At some point, these people said, “ENOUGH!” and decided to start living healthy.
I’m almost 50. Someone asked me, “Why bother? You’re going to die soon anyway.” Well, maybe THEY are going to die soon anyway, but when I do, it won’t be because I let my health go. I will die kicking and screaming. There are no guarantees, but I am doing everything I can to be healthy and fit. It’s never too late to start. I’d rather have fewer quality years of life than another 20 or 30 without mobility, without energy, and without the ability to experience life to the fullest.
I am currently on vacation in Spain, and there has been NOTHNG I couldn’t do because of any physical limitation. I can climb stairs, ladders, walk all day, and then do it all again the following day without any pain. I don’t get winded on long walks up steep hills. I can carry my heavy bags up two flights of stairs and it’s really not a hardship. It feels AMAZING to be this free and fit! The best part is that I still have a long way to go in my own fitness, so I’m only going to get stronger!
Don’t put off getting fit or healthy because you think the best years of your life are behind you. They are only behind you if you don’t take your life back and eat right and get fit. The things you can do when you’re not overweight is astonishing. I forgot just how awesome it is to be alive and able to do whatever you want without physical limitations. You can do this!