The Lady at the Gym...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

This morning while at the gym I saw this lady there that I have seen just about everyday since I got back on track. This lady is not the typical gym-goer. She is older and walks with a walker, the kind on wheels. When I see her walking, she is hunched over to reach and push her walker. I don't know if she hunches over to adjust to the walker or if the walker was adjusted to her being hunched over all the time, like she is unable to stand up straight.

But anyway, I have to say that I am impressed by this woman. I don't ever watch her work out because we are usually in different sections of the gym. But just the fact that she is THERE, walker and all, is impressive. She is the kind of woman you see that makes people say, "now if SHE can do this, surely I can do this!!" There is no excuse for any healthy, able bodied person to lay on their butt and be lazy, if someone using a walker, possibly with a bad back, can get up and go to the gym everyday to be healthy!!!

Just wanted to share this little thought with you all. Think about it (and I'm telling myslef this as well)... the next time you wanna be lazy and not get your workout in.

Have a great day!!!!

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    My gym is like that--different kinds of people. I like it.
    3005 days ago
    Older people can be very inspiring. I have seen my Mom go from in a wheelchair to back to normal inside of six months and 18 months after with this last bit of physical therapy she is noticably improved in her ability to stand straight and walk stronger. Her plan is to continue going to the gym in the PT building. She has had a upper resp. virus that set her back a few weeks but I am going to keep encouraging her.
    3005 days ago
    Leson is don't put off today what you may not be able to do tomorrow....
    Thanks for the reminder... emoticon
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