Walking The Walk — At A Lesser Pace…


Here is a mid-week tease for my upcoming column, Part III of my ongoing series on life as a Fitness Trainer.  

This week’s column; Walking The Walk — At A Lesser Pace.  Please check back this Saturday, February 12 for the complete column,  In the mean time, below is an excerpt.

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“Show me a man who has the same values at 50 that he had at 25, and I’ll show you a man who has waisted 25 years of his life.”  Muhammad Ali.

Change; Often It Comes With An Anchor

“It’s not that I got lazy; it’s just that I just quit caring…

…or, that I quit caring so much about what once was my largest priority.

I am no longer supremely conditioned, or look like an action-figure in sleeveless shirts as I did 5 years ago.  Still, I’m way ahead of the game for 49 years of age, and one can tell at a glance that I invest a good deal of time in exercise.  I had always thought though, that if I worked in or owned a gym, I would remain in great shape for all my days – because that has always mattered to me. 

I have reasoned that so long as some decent equipment was at hand; by way of proximity, availability, and my discipline, these would combine to ensure my great physical conditioning – ongoing.  I never counted on supreme conditioning no longer mattering to me – or not so much.  It’s alright, dry your eyes, I’m not crying for you – priorities change, that’s just the way it is. 

Don’t get me wrong, I still like to workout; weights, riding my bike, running, trail hiking, and I do all of these weekly, and often daily.  The intensity, however, and the effort I apply to my daily action is waning, as is the frequency and duration of such activities.  I’ve just become estranged from my go big or go home mentality.”

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Please check back this Saturday for the completed column.  Oh, and there is this from the Hoodoo Gurus; What’s My Scene. Way better than the MTV video from the 80’s. This song remains a favorite.  Enjoy…

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