As we quickly approach September my habits are in place with working out - and I have a plan. I need a plan and I need goals especially when it comes to my workouts and my nutrition. If I have nothing in place or a goal in mind then I drift and I do a lot of mindless snacking. When the 40's hit - and they hit pretty hard - I haven't met a woman or a man who think they can still eat like they are in their 20's or even 30's. I'm sorry to break the bad news about age - but it is a constant battle to keep things in check. And every day activity must happen - any time during your day - even 10 minutes here or there. Ever since I have had my children - my body never "bounced back" without consistent hard work. That was my motivation and goal during those days was to fit in to my clothes again.
Now, I'm trying to defy gravity - not easy - trying to work out but not to the point where I will hurt myself. As we age - we are prone to injuries and little tweeks here or there could mean a major problem and can put us down for a while. I have a friend who says that she wants to be spinning (she is a spin instructor) until she is 80 years old - but she wants us all there with her. She teaches us to be safe and not out of control. We can't be out of control - it is just the way it is - we have children, responsibilities, and bills. and life always seems to get in the way.
I have a friend I was talking to about her work outs and she said how difficult it is to keep her eating in check when she works out hard - really hard. I know that feeling of working out hard because I trained for a marathon. I would feel so depleted and starved - I just wanted anything to bring my blood sugar back up. So, here is another little hurdle - the balance - keeping everything in alignment. There is so much to think about - there is something to that saying, "Listen to your body."
Some days I don't want to get any older - because I think - its so hard right now. But the reality is - I just need a little patience, motivation, balance and wisdom- to get me to my goals.