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Membership Card to the Secret Society

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

OK then, one of the rewards for sustaining the "gonna" through the "don't hafta wanna"?

As in, I'm gonna stick with the program, even when I don't wanna, because after all I don't hafta wanna, I just have to . . . keep on keeping on?

It's that body proud thing.

Heaven knows, I'm no gorgeous babe: I'm almost 63.

But: I'm doing the best I can (most days anyhow).

The results do show, at least a little. Not bragging, not at all, but I can be (at least a little) body proud.

And: every once in a while, there's that moment of mutual recognition with other people who are also doing the best they can. Could be a guy or a gal. Old or young: people of any age. People of any height. And really, people of a wide range of body shapes and sizes: because those who are still "heavier" are on the same journey.

So: you're in the cardio room. Or on the way to the weights room. Or coming back down the stairs from the weights room. Or out cross country skiing. Or someone's eye rest for just a moment on your reasonably well toned bare arms (reasonably well toned for an almost 63 year old that is!).

And your eyes meet. Maybe a small grin. Maybe a big beaming smile if the endorphins are really flowing.

Yup, we're both card-carrying members of the secret society! That society of people who haven't given up. That society of people who are doing their best to be fit, doing their best to be healthy, and succeeding as best we can.

Gonna continue to earn that membership.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TINAJANE76 3/20/2014 5:28PM

    I wanna join the club too!

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    Sign me up!

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DOGLADY13 3/19/2014 7:45PM

    -- That society of people who haven't given up.

Amen, Sister!

I refuse to give up. I have made up my mind, if I want to be able to do a particular activity when I am 80 years old, I better be doing it now. I have a friend who is 88 years old. She's broken her hip twice. Four months after the first hip replacement, we traveled to Hungary and Italy together. She broke that same hip last September and was out and about before Christmas. She lives on the second floor of her two-family house and climbs up and down 14 stairs multiple times each day. That's what I want to be like - but without having to break my hip.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/19/2014 6:08PM

    Proud card-carrying member and age 60! Feeling mor fit and healthy than I did in my 40's and 50's! So there you have it! And am I a babe? Heck no, but I try everyday to be the best I can be. Put my best foot forward. I'm worth it (we ALL are!)

Occasionally we'll eat @ Old Country Buffet (a chain). You get a Senior Discount @ 60. On my birthday we went and I asked for my Sr. discount. She carded me!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL Made my day.

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PHOENIX1949 3/19/2014 3:50PM


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BOOKAPHILE 3/19/2014 11:42AM

    My friend the card carrying member of the secret society of the fit! I have to go work out so they don't repossess my card..

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KANOE10 3/19/2014 11:40AM

    hat is the group membership I want. I like being around people who never give up trying to be healthy. I find lots of them at the gym!

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ONMYMEDS 3/19/2014 11:02AM


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_LINDA 3/19/2014 10:58AM

    You are far too age apologetic. I am betting you look way younger than that '63' and probably in better shape then most middle agers!! You work hard enough at your health for sure people are taking notice.. You can't beat that rosy, healthy glow of a trim fit woman! Keep on keeping that Rock Star form because its going to mean you will look fabulous regardless of what the birth certificate says!
You go girl!
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NUOVAELLE 3/19/2014 10:51AM

    I only wish I'll still be able to own this membership card when I'm 63!
Congratulations, Ellen! You're a bright example for us all!

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JANTHEBLONDE 3/19/2014 10:35AM

    Way to go girl! I'm so proud of you!

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 3/19/2014 9:43AM

    emoticon Keep pushing!

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PHEBESS 3/19/2014 9:31AM


(Closest I could come to an emoticon of a membership card!)

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MEADSBAY 3/19/2014 9:25AM

    One of the things I love about my gym is that there is such a nice mix of folks, young, old, muscle bound and 'doing the best we can'.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/19/2014 9:07AM

    Yep, send me my membership card. This is a group I wanna be part of!

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NANCY- 3/19/2014 9:04AM

    Love how your mind works. Being the best you can be is the greatest.

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DDOORN 3/19/2014 8:55AM

    And as long as we remain dedicated to our health and well-being this membership never expires!

Spark ON all of us Crazy Diamonds!


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NELLJONES 3/19/2014 8:37AM

    The society really isn't all that secret. You just never noticed them until you joined. Now you are One Of Them. Which is now One Of Us.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/19/2014 8:32AM

    Such a nice blog. (yet another one)

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ROXYZMOM 3/19/2014 8:23AM

    Love this!! Great read to start the day! Thanks !

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CRYSTALJEM 3/19/2014 8:21AM

    You go girl! You should be proud, you've earned it.

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GROEDER 3/19/2014 8:07AM

    I like it - and I'm glad I am a member too!!!!!!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/19/2014 7:54AM

    LOVE that secret society. And I meet them on the bike/run trails, every time I go out... that little gleam in the eye... that thumbs up... that grin. You bet! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 3/19/2014 7:52AM

    Now that's what I call a Brog and a well deserved on @ that!

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ELRIDDICK 3/19/2014 7:52AM

  Thanks for sharing

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