Olympians vs Couch Potato
Sunday, August 12, 2012
So I have been watching the Olympics and though I have enjoyed them thoroughly, I can't help but feel a little envious of the athletes and the great shape they are in. Of course they are younger and they devote days, months and years on end to be competitive in their sport. But there was a time when I was like that. I was very athletic and played tons on sports. And now in retrospect, I am miles away from that fit girl. Sometimes now I am winded just walking up a flight of stairs. So you wonder where is that person that played softball, basketball, tennis, ran track and bowled. It all boils down to mindset. We get older, start a job, a family. There's no time for organized sports or activities. Or so we tell ourselves. So one year doing nothing turns into two years, then ten and so on. And then one day you are watching the Olympics and bam it hits you -- Girl, you have let yourself go. It is my fault, and my problem to fix. So no, I won't make the Olympics (unless they start a senior bowl), but I can still start doing all the activities I used to. It's as simple as making a commitment to yourself and keeping it. JUST DO IT.