Don’t spend your life looking backward and wishing you had done one thing or another. Instead, look ahead and move toward those things you want to accomplish. You can make changes at any age, even ones that affect your fitness and health. Too many people spend time waiting for the next big moment or looking back at what might have been. It’s time to stay in the present and focus on what you can do today. You’ll live your best life by realizing you have control of today, not the actions of yesterday or the promises of tomorrow.
The older you get, the harder it is to get and stay fit.
Everyone wants to look their best, no matter what they say. Everyone wants to feel good and have energy. It’s a universal desire. Getting fit, losing weight and boosting your endurance and strength goes a long way in improving your daily life. When you pass the age of twenty or thirty, your hormone levels begin to drop and the harder it becomes to build muscle tissue. It may be harder, but not impossible. It may take longer and require a bit more dedication, but it’s well worth the effort. It will make you look and feel younger than ever. It can keep you independent longer and put pep in your step.
Stick with a goal until you’re successful.
Success breeds success. When you workout, you’re doing more than just building muscle tissue. You’re working toward a goal. The more you workout, the more confidence you’ll build. You’ll even walk more confidently, since better muscle tone improves you posture. As your body gets stronger, you’ll feel stronger and more capable. Once you accomplish your fitness goal, you’ll have the tools to create and conquer the next goal. Your success is a stepping stone to the next success, no matter what your age.
No matter what your age, you need a dream.
People get old because they have no dreams, challenges or goals for a better tomorrow. They don’t wear out, they choose to sit and rust out. Find your dream and set a goal to reach it. It can start with getting fit, which will give you the energy to follow through and reach that goal. No matter how big or small the dream or how old you are, having a dream and a goal to reach it will make life worth living.
You’ll feel better and less stressed when you workout regularly. Stress adds to the aging process and makes you look older. Working out increases the happy hormones that keep you relaxed.
Do you always see the negative side of life. You can change. Start everyday identifying all the blessings you have and avoid dwelling on what you don’t have. Develop an attitude of gratitude to make changes.
Besides getting your body fit, working out can improve your cognitive functioning. You can add to that change by making it a goal to learn something new every day.
Look at your diet and start making small changes. Cut out foods with added sugar for a start. It’s extremely hard, but well worth the effort. Once you’ve conquered sugar, move on to other highly processed food.