Wednesday, February 27, 2013
There are some days I feel older than I am, especially in the winter -- but I have to say, after exercising regularly & consistently for the last 6 months, I can tell that I feel much younger than last winter. That's a great thing!!
I go to an all-women's gym and there are three ladies there who are "recycled teen-agers." Two of them are in their early- to mid-70s & the other one will be 90 in May.
Let me tell you something, those ladies can exercise CIRCLES around most of us in there AND they all look far younger than they truly are. If you had told me Ms. Pat was nearly 90, I would think you were telling me a super tall tale. Let me tell you, that woman can Zumba like nobody's business!!!
One of my gym buddies told me the other day that during morning Zumba class, Ms. Pat didn't think Ms. Emma (age 74) was working quite hard enough & Ms. Pat said, "Emma, did you come here to work out your body, or work out your jaw?" Ms. Emma, not to be out-done said, "Well, you can burn more calories if you work out both!" I am so sorry I missed that class, but I was at work. Those ladies are a trip!!
Lesson learned: Start working out now, while you're younger. You'll look younger, feel younger, act younger, add years to your life, and you can out-exercise a lot of those young whipper-snappers in the gym. I want to be like Ms. Pat, Ms. Emma & Ms. Manjit (she's the quiet one) when I grow up.
Blessings to you!!