In 2014 I saw 40 come and go in my rear view mirror and it barely caused a blip on the radar, let alone the tsunami of emotional grief I thought it would. In fact turning 40 did not bother me at all.
I feel stronger, healthier, more positive and full of life, energy and potential than ever before. In fact, dare I say, I feel better than I did in my 20’s. I know without reservation that I am not going to let anything stop me from achieving my goals and dreams especially not 2 tiny little numbers.
Why do we get so hung up on age and it being the defining factor in our ability to push ourselves harder? When I hear my friends or family making statements like “My old age is catching up with me” or “God, getting old sucks” and yet they’re only in their 40’s I honestly cringe.
Is there some unwritten rule that states that when we hit a certain decade in our lives we have to slow down or that we have to start worrying more about aches and pains from getting out of bed in the morning instead of from a hefty dose of bootcamp kick ass? If that’s the case count me out. I want nothing to do with that.
I understand that physically things change after a while but does that mean improvements are not possible? Not at all. You just have to try HARDER, train SMARTER and push FURTHER!
Do I wish I hadn’t wasted so much of my younger years being out of shape and feeling horrible? Of course! Do I give up now base on those regrets? Not a chance in hell!
I intend to only improve as I get older. I intend to be around for a long time to come, to not only keep up with my children but to pass them if possible! ROFL
The bottom line is that age is just a number. It is significant of the year you started on your journey in this amazing world. It does not define your potential or worth, your ability or your appeal. It is something to celebrate not dread.
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing I hope you feel young no matter what those numbers are. I hope you’re looking past that driver’s licence or birth certificate and instead looking ahead at a future where anything is possible.
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