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Exercise enough?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Somewhere back in the cobwebs of my mind I remember hearing the saying that "pushing (insert age) was exercise enough. Okay, so I'm "pushing" 56 now and wonder if that's exercise enough. LOL! Of course we all know it doesn't work that way, but it's a nice try. Hehe! Each year the "pushing" gets a little harder, but still I push.

I push everything! I push myself to exercise harder, I push myself to prepare healthy meals, I push myself to take care of my daily obligations, I push, push, and push more. Whew! That is a lot of work! Am I there yet? Almost! But still I keep pushing!

Sometimes I wonder when I can stop pushing and have someone pull me the rest of the way through this crazy thing we call life. Is that really what I want though deep down in the far corner of my heart. I don't think so, but it's another nice try. :)

Sure, there are a lot of times I want to STOP pushing and just let that wagon coast for a while. Did that once, didn't work out too well. I hit a wall and boom! Back to square one. So a pushing I go again.

Life isn't so bad when you push as long as you know when to take a SMALL break from it. I'm learning to do that now and then. When I get tired of pushing I just push a little less and it works for me.

So, as our bones start or keep on creaking and our eyes get tired of looking, and our ears shut out the unimportant things around us, keep pushing that fitness and healthy eating, but maybe not as hard. We can all use just a tiny bit of relief now and then.

So actually this blog comes from me feeling like I'm getting older. Yes, I hit 56 close to the end of the month and at times I feel like I'm 20 years older than what I really am. We're all getting older by the minute, but I do know that isn't an excuse to just "couch potato it" or eat all the junk food in town. I want to be as healthy as I possibly can for the time I have left.

Do it with me okay? I don't want to do it alone. HUGS!
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