Have you stopped trying?

That is a confronting question to ask, I know.  But I think it's an important one nonetheless.  As we get older there's a tendency to slow down a little.  We tend to exercise less, or certainly with less purpose.  We enjoy those sweet or fatty foods a little more often than we did previously.  We're less active in general, we sit more, move less, and carry more weight than we used to.
Age is no barrier to fitness
These things are understandable, as we get into our 30s and 40s, and older, we have families, full-time jobs, busy lives.  Fitness often just isn't a priority.  This a common trend for many people, and it's understandable to some extent.  But here's one thing for you to consider if you find yourself in this position.  We all pay for our health in one way or another, it is just where and how we pay for it that is the variable.

Some people pay earlier, up front.  They join a gym, keep walking, watch what they eat (mostly), hire trainers.  They reap the rewards of staying active for longer, being able to do more with their families.  They are able to play with their grandkids because they are still mobile despite getting a little older.  

Some people decide, often subconsciously, that they want to pay for their health later.  With more frequent visits to the doctor, or more medications for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or worse.  They pay with less family time due to a shortened life-span.  They are less able to keep up with their grandkids because their bodies can't take the stress as well as they used to.

This is a confronting and somewhat extreme example of how things can turn out.  Obviously, there are many people who will fall somewhere in between these two points of view, and many who will be a little in both camps.  But the problem is the same, whether you have looked at it this way or not.  

You need to make it a priority when everything else in life says that you are too busy.  You need to invest in your health.  But the good news is that you get to choose how you do it.  And there is no time limit on it either.  It is never too late to start getting a little fitter, a little healthier.  It is a little like planting a tree.  The best time to do it is ten years ago, the second best time is right now.  

So is it about time you planted that health and fitness seed?  Then get in touch with me and let's start today.  

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