Cruising At “65” to Infinity and Beyond
I aspire to be fit and tone, but I am lazy at heart. I can watch others exercise and admire their progress. What did it take to motivate me to truly pursue being fit? I can clearly remember 4 events that changed the direction of my “fitness life” in 2016:
- A friend recommending Body Balance massages on Facebook
- My failure to get “fit” on my own at 24 Hour Fitness
- Watching a Korean drama that depicted a woman’s fitness turnaround under the guidance of a trainer who believed in dedication to a custom exercise regimen and healthy eating
- Scheduling my first massage appointment with Kristi and that fateful meeting with John prior to the massage
At our first meeting, John encouraged me to do what I was thinking about, which is to get a fitness assessment. His gentle nudging was enough for me to “just do it”. Since February 2016, I have met my goals of achieving core strength, reducing my osteoporosis risk and improving my balance. Along the way, I have learned to be a better listener to what my body is telling me regarding what it can and cannot do. Thanks to John and Body Balance, I am having the best time enjoying being the most “fit” I’ve ever been (in 65 years). My 2017-2018 goal is to tweek and maintain so I can go the distance to “infinity and beyond”.