Hey this is great. Getting fit and loving it!
I'll be 54 this year, and won't be retiring until 65 and then they'll have to drag me out. Although this stage of my life has its own set of problems, I can honestly say that these may be the best years of my life. Let me explain....
When I was 20, I didn't go do any exercise - I was immortal. A plump one, but I had YEARS......right???
But when I turned 30, I was too ashamed to exercise - someone might see me and all my FAT.
When I was 40, I used my busy-ness as one excuse not to exercise. The rest of the excuses were - my size - by now I was huge. I had a growing family and money was tight. Just being a woman had it's own set of problems too - the only gym in this area at that time a gym primarily for MEN. Not that there's anything wrong with men - I just don't want to jiggle my fat in front of them.
When I turned 50 - I had a heart attack! Kaboom!!! Now, it didn't change my life instantly. It takes time. First you have to survive. Then you have to get well. Now it is 4 years later. And I am so happy to be in my 50's.
I go to the gym - an all woman's gym - with awesome shower rooms, a spa and even a steam room. Soon we will also have a swimming pool. It is a little pricey, and now that I am a little older, I can afford to spend a little more. And guess who else is spending a little more there? Ninety percent of the women at the gym are in their 40's and up. We are all striving for good health, not great looks. We have become a community of women with a common goal, similar needs and wishes, a place of caring.
Well, I guess when your in your 50's - you get a little sappy too!
Anyways, I wanted to share some thoughts with you and to wish everyone a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! By the Grace of God - there I go again!!!