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.

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    I want to feel like I did when I was younger. I have to push myself because I am not consistent. I was so active when I was in high school, I never had to give exercise a thought. Now I have to think of things I might be able to do for 10 minutes without feeling like I won't be able to move tomorrow.
    1857 days ago
    It doesn't matter how old you are you can get healthy and still do the things you used to do! You have a good outlook on what you want to do, don't loose that! emoticon
    1867 days ago
    All it takes is a bit of determination. You can do it! emoticon
    1868 days ago
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