I have been on my fitness journey for 11 years and 5 months, but who’s counting. I’d have to say the one thing that still amazes me is how often I continue to choose to “raise the bar” both in mindset and in physical training.
It is as if the few moments after I become comfortable with a skill I’ve finally mastered, it is suddenly time to move on to the next task at hand. I’m sure some of my friends think I should slow down and try to break this sense of driven I have, but for me, it is not that simple.
For me it is life. My life. I’ve fought my way back from a place where hundreds of thousands of people resign themselves to live in for the rest of their days. More than likely not because they WANT to stay there, but instead, they decide it is too hard a battle to fight to leave that place. Trust me, I know all too well how tough that battle is.
Here lately I’ve found myself noticing more and more how unhealthy folks are getting. Perhaps that feeds my drive.
I’m not getting any younger. But through my fitness bar raising I’m able to prevent the decline for another day or two.
Seems rather like a hamster in a wheel doesn’t it?
Truth of the matter is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Look around you. Really look. I’m in the minority, the doer’s. The get up and give the aging process a swift kick in the arse people.
Also known at work as the woman with the muscles. The hardass. The one who consistently trains day in and day out. Those who know me, absolutely know that I’m harmless, yet one of the best trainers they’ll find. I care. I want others to feel the success that I’ve had and continue to strive for. Nothing brings me more joy than watching someone else achieve a goal they set for themselves.
I thank God everyday that I am a healthy, fit person. In that thanks, I also remind myself that it is truly a blessing to be physically able to pursue the goals that I have set for myself. There are just too many others out there who are not able too. So if you are able to and chose not to…shame on you. Use what you have and make a better life for yourself. Don’t be status-quo.
Just look around you.