Well, it’s finally happening again.
What, you say? I just started exercising again after unnumbered years of nothing. I used to be quite active and at one point even toyed with the idea of opening my own aerobics studio.
Why am I bringing this up now? I suppose it’s because I know me since I’ve gotten older (much). I start out with a bang and then fizzle out. Well, this time I’m hoping that by putting it out there, my blogger friends will not let me get away with the old fizzle! Yep, I’m counting on you guys to keep me motivated and accountable!
You see, I read something a while back that really struck a chord with me. I got a book from the library titled The Daniel Plan by Pastor Rick Warren. Some of you may have heard of him. In this book he talks about how our bodies are a gift from God. Now, I’ve known that. But I suppose I never really let it sink in. It is a GIFT. And what am I doing with this gift? I have not been eating as well as I could, I definitely have not been exercising. I haven’t actually been abusing it as I don’t smoke or drink alcohol. But I’ve been sitting in front of a computer from sunup to past sundown day in and day out and it’s not healthy. My father lost his health when he was older. The one thing he always said to me was, “Honey, always remember, if you have your health, you have everything.” I must admit that I am one who has been so very blessed in that arena. And I realized that I need to really start showing my appreciation for this gift and start taking care of it.
There are definitely pros and cons to getting older. We all know the cons of aging. But one of the perks I’ve received is Silver Sneakers with my Medicare. (Yes, I’m that old!) But it’s wonderful. I can now afford a gym membership (FREE). The past couple of weeks I have joined and attended both Curves and the YMCA. And yesterday I attended my first 50 minute Zumba class (which seems to me to be dance aerobics) and I finished it! But, oh, momma, my muscles are sore! And I’m loving it!
So, now it’s out there. Wish me luck! Here’s a little music that I haven’t been able to get out of my head since I started this. It’s from my youth! Hope you enjoy!