Sorry no podcast this week. :( Doctors, vets, field trips, the end of the week has been insane! I’m totally looking forward to relaxing this weekend and it all kicks off tomorrow with my Saturday morning boot camp class.
I love this class. It’s a total body workout. An hour of sweat and smiles. Did I just say that? I did, didn’t I? It’s true. I really do love working out now but that wasn’t always the case. In high school I’d wiggle my way out of doing laps in gym. In college, I would drive to campus even though I only lived a half a mile away. In my 20s I did nothing. Not a thing. Didn’t belong to a gym. Never walked. Barely got my butt off the couch.
Then I started walking when I turned 30. Joined a gym, ran my first 5k, and pulled myself up for the first time at 31. 32 brought my first 10 miler, first half and first MARATHON! Yes.. I said first because there will be another. :)
My point here is it’s NEVER too late.
Listen closely: the only time it’s too late to change yourself is when you’re dead. Until then, you’re simply making excuses or lying to yourself. -Unknown
Don’t believe me? Ask Ernestine Shepherd…
Ernestine is the World’s Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder at 74 and didn’t start working out (in any fashion) until she was in her mid 50s! If that’s not inspiration I don’t know WHAT is. Click here to read her story and tips on how she found success.
I’m not saying everyone wants to become a competitive body builder but don’t let your age (or weight/body image) hold you back from starting new healthy habits. Baby steps!