This blog was set up to pass on motivational thoughts, and hopefully to inspire others in the 50 to 100 year range to get fit. With determination, commitment, healthy eating and exercise, you can get fit and healthy. Come on...join me in training to be fit at 99
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THE BODY ACHIEVES WHAT THE MIND BELIEVES!
Age is just a number. You can get healthy and fit. But first you must BELIEVE!
When life throws you a curve ball....just keep on swinging!
You know this must be plaguing me because I continue to write about it....It's a real thing in my life right now and perhaps you're facing something similar. If so I hope my thoughts in this post will help you to forge ahead and get past this temporary bump.
you’re just sailing along and things in your life seem like they
just couldn’t be any better.....like the oft time sayings by some
people when ask “How are things” and they respond, “If things
got any better, I couldn’t stand it” or “If things were any
better I’d have to be twins”......you know those times....sure
you do, we’ve all had them. Healthy eating is going great, weight
is coming off, we’ve made a commitment and discipline yourself to
exercise several times a week. The future looks bright and we wonder
why we didn’t start this lifestyle sooner.
And then out of
the blue (well sometimes not so much out of the blue), life throws us
a curve ball—loved ones out of town (and away from your gym and
healthy food refrigerator) need your help, Achilles Tendons get
inflamed, or any myriad of things pop up in our life that you weren’t
expecting—vvvvoooom...the balls sails right past you in surprise;
fitness classes are missed, you don’t make it to the gym as often
as you had been......and heaven forbid you find yourself temporarily
sliding off the old healthy food wagon!!!
Remember....I never promised you a rose garden. I never said this
was going to be easy. I never said life was fair. I’ve only said
it will be worth it and that the body achieves what the mind
So my friends,
believe this....sometimes it will seem like life is trying to
sabotage you at every corner in your quest to get and stay fit &
healthy. So what do you do, which way do you turn......What do you
do if the doctor tells you “THE CARDIO EXERCISES YOU’RE
DOING....RUNNING, POWER WALKING, CYCLING ARE TEMPORARILY ‘OFF’
YOUR EXERCISE LIST!! WHAT!!! That my friend is a very real
possibility if you have an injury.
I’ll put this
as gently as I can.....GET A GRIP....TAKE A STEP BACK AND
RE-EVALUATE. REMEMBER YOUR GOAL....GET THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY ‘CURVE
BALL’ IN YOUR LIFE!
If you have an
injury, do not hesitate to see a doctor....listen to your
body....don’t try to exercise through the pain (believe me, this is
the voice of experience talking here). You may end up doing your
body further damage that will sidetrack you for much longer than if
you’d listened to your trainer the first time he said...”you need
to rest, you need to ice”. Then don’t go into a funk....this is
not the end of the world and most importantly not the end of your new
healthy lifestyle. Ask your doctor, physical therapist or trainer
exactly what exercises you can and can’t do. Because they can
usually tell you exercises that will substitute (on a temporary
basis) for running, power walking and cycling....exercises that will
get your heart rate up and will get you sweating....(sweating is a
good thing!) So find out what you can and can’t do.....and then
it’s simple-- regroup and keep moving forward....do what you can do
and don’t do what you’re not suppose to do. I KNOW!....It’s a
bummer.....it’s depressing.....it really stinks....just when you’ve
gotten in the groove and are seeing results from your dedication to
going to the gym and working out hard....making giant giant steps
forward....and then you have to take a giant step backwards.
What do you do if
you find yourself away from home temporarily taking care of a loved
one...and they are napping....and you can’t believe that the hand
that is “SNEAKING
A BROWNIE” is yours!!! What
are you thinking....is your excuse because you’re bored or
anxious about the loved one’s condition? Again I must say....as
gently as I can...GET A GRIP....TAKE A STEP BACK AND RE-EVALUATE.
REMEMBER YOUR GOAL....GET THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY ‘CURVE BALL’ IN
The important thing to remember is THIS IS TEMPORARY...just a bump in
your road to a healthy and fit body. Don’t you dare stop (unless
your doctor tells you...”Off your feet...no exercise”....then do
it. Do what it takes to get healthy again so you can get back to
your routine. Take it slow when they tell you it’s OK to start
exercising again. Remember this is a lifestyle, not a short time run.
If you’re concerned about the numbers on the scale...which by the
way you should not be, you know what to do. Go back to your basic
training about losing weight...you have to burn off more than you
take in...so if you’re sidelined eat smaller portions and by all
means eat healthy. If you normally allow yourself a “treat” once
a week, try moving that to once every two weeks. Eat more fruits and
vegetables. Cut out the foods that are not so healthy that may be
creeping back into your diet. Staying healthy and keeping the weight
off is a fine balance of healthy eating and exercise...
along with these two things you have to have what I call a “Healthy
Mind Set”. You have to remember that life doesn’t always go the
way we plan it....that things can change even when we don’t want
them to. So if you're facing a similar injury or some other things have taken place in your life that are throwing you for a loop....try to think of them as part of our life lesson....we must do what we have to do...we must rest an injury....we take care of loved ones ....we
keep on keeping on.....we might have to go to plan B but above all else, we keep on swinging when
those curve balls come our way.