Do you shy away from leading a fit and active lifestyle because you think you are too old?
Are you placing limitations on yourself by focusing on your age rather than your ability?
If you answered ‘yes’, then I hope that after you read my story you might be inspired and motivated to make some healthy lifestyle changes and start living life to the full.
I’m honoured to be a Guest for Cathy at My Side of 50 this week as I share my tips on how I ran a marathon at 55. No, you don’t have to run a marathon but my 7 tips may help you start your fitness program to achieve your health and fitness goals. You can read my guest post in full here.
Like many young girls, growing up I did dancing – ballet, tap, jazz and highland dancing. I then achieved my dream and opened a ballet studio at 15 years old, which I continued for about 15 years.
I was never athletic at school and tried to keep fit with aerobics back in the 80s after I had my family. However, like many, life took over and I just didn’t have time (my excuse) or MAKE the time to keep fit and healthy. I would probably rate myself around 3.5 stars for health and fitness back then.
Of course, now I am 60 and over the last 10 years my attitude to health and fitness has certainly changed. Having lost my Mum at 60, Dad at 66 and my brother more recently at 65, all to various forms of cancer, as I neared midlife I was very conscious that I needed to make sure I did all I could to live a healthier lifestyle.
I wish I had known when I was 30 what I know now but the important lesson I have learned is it is never too late and we can achieve anything if we stop placing limitations on ourselves.
Please join me over at Cathy’s to read my tips and also leave us a comment – we love hearing from you.
7 tips to achieving your fitness goals after 50
Setting a goal and working through these tips will build resilience, self-confidence and motivation.
What is one thing you can do today to start living a healthier and happier lifestyle?
Let’s Keep Sizzling!