I didn’t always love to work out. In fact, until I turned 50, I was an on-again, off-again exerciser and even then, I didn’t start in earnest until I turned 40. That was due in part to trying to get rid of baby fat that was hanging on for two years and a mid-life crisis.
For a long time, I didn’t make exercise a priority. I was busy with a toddler and a school-aged child, going to school and working part time.
When I turned 50, I began to notice how poorly most people my parents’ generation were aging. It wasn’t because they didn’t have the resources, time, money or energy. They had all those. But I saw my mother drink and smoke and die of cancer and my in-laws’ health slowly deteriorate over the years, mainly from lack of exercise, even the most simplest of walks.
I saw all that and decided I was going to do things differently. It’s been almost six years since I made that decision. Life is a journey, they say, and so is the path to fitness. My path hasn’t always been smooth but it has been exciting and I love how I feel stronger every day.
Where and how did you start on your path to fitness? Are you just starting out or have you been doing this awhile?
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