Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Older Does Not Mean You Have To Be Weaker

I am going thru such a change in my life. I hit my 60th birthday still looking good naked. Did I say that out loud? lol. The thing that amazes me is I don't have to exercise as hard as I use to to still have a healthy life and to look good in jeans.

I'm not the pure hard body I was before but I'm not hiding from the mirror when I take a shower either. In fact I smile and say, " not bad for an old lady!" I'm down to strength training for under 30 minutes with weights twice a week and doing body weight strength training twice a week for under 30 minutes. I walk every day with my very high need puppy. I play with her a lot too which burns up the calories.

It's tempting to just stop exercising but then the memory of having no muscles after my cervical surgery comes to remind me that it's a privilege to be able to exercise. I wasn't allowed to lift a shoe for months and still have limits after almost two years.

So getting older does not mean you have to get weak. Just a limited amount of time spent on exercise reaps a huge amount of rewards!

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