I am not old, but sometimes I feel like I picked a hell of a time to bring fitness and healthy eating into my life; I feel this might have been much easier when I was 20 or even 30. When I was an adolescent I was of average build, I was pretty active but not athletic, and I had a lot of bad for me eating habits like lots of teen girls, the same could be said of my young adulthood. After I had children I put on a good bit of weight and spent a lot of years trying to lose it in a lot of unhealthy ways, everything from fad diets to diet pills. I also smoked from the age of 17 until the age of 48, this certainly did not help.
Over the years I just felt gradually worse blaming it on aging, on illness, on everything except my unhealthy choices. That changed for me about a year ago. In that year I have done good things, but have also failed at being consistent; falling back on old habits and old states of mind. It really wasn’t until about a month ago that I decide to take this thing as a serious long-term commitment.
With all of that serious stuff said and out-of-the-way, let me share with you a little Plus/Delta study of making the decision to Get Fit at 50. **I will not be 50 until March, I figure my journey will still be going at that time and I like round numbers.
|I have been around a while so I know a lot of stuff||I have been around a while so a lot of stuff hurts|
|I have more discipline than I did in my younger years||It takes more discipline to get anything accomplished|
|My children are grown, I have more freedom||My children are grown, I cannot call it baby weight|
|My finances are in better shape than 30 years ago||Good thing because fitness is expensive|
|I am more enthusiastic about fitness||I am less enthusiastic about recovery time|
|There are more gadgets available to help than when I was younger||I do not understand how to work half of these gadgets|
|I FEEL BETTER!|
Getting fit and healthy wins!
Until Next Time…