Fitness Challenged? You CAN Take Control!
A friend was telling a bunch of us in a Whatsapp group the other day about how her body aches when she wakes up in the morning and how she feels she’s growing old. To which, some advised that she should rest more and even take painkillers for her body aches.
The blunt me told her, “Get that ass moving. Get into the habit of exercising regularly. It’ll all be alright.”
Which - thankfully - she did. And it helped her immensely!
Moreover, the fact that a huge number of women over 40 are plagued by health problems these days like diabetes, hypertension, bad knees etc. are mostly to do with bad nutrition (overeating rather) and lack of regular exercising. Our own doing basically.
I’m talking about a certain level of fitness that lets you be agile, bounce around with enough energy to balance a home and work life, move freely, lower the chances of aches and pains, and of course look neat and trim to a certain extent.
Keep it Simple: How I Stay Fit
Look, aches and pains are inevitable with age. Each day when I wake up and don’t feel any pain in the body, I thank my stars and my simple regular workout. Nothing elaborate there. A bit of cardio and a bit of weights and freehand exercises, three times a week.
And truth be told, the lazy Bong in me prevents me from being a marathoner or a long distance runner.
Oh, and I must talk about my motivation here. What’s my motivation for keeping myself fit?
I shouldn’t fail to include here that I have also been asked “Why all this pain and sacrifice at this age? Just enjoy life.” Well, whoever said I am not enjoying life? When I run or do Nordic Walking, I can’t tell you the joy I feel from the agility in my body. Or when I do weights, how crazily empowered I feel (ready to kick ass!). And I am one of those lucky few who get a runner’s high after 10 minutes into the workout.
Honestly, it really is all about how you condition yourself into a happier, healthier lifestyle. It really is all in your hands.
- Certified fitness Trainer