I saw today's Prompt was people that inspire you.
Well, how do you pick 5 people?
So I was just thinking about what inspires me to try & stay healthy & fit...
Let's try that angle
ONE // Age
Let's face it - things get harder when we age. But I want to fight it as much as I can. I've seen some people my age that look like they are 25 years older then the number ... people that can't move easily, or struggle with daily life because they just don't take care of themselves. I've also seen people my age that are KILLING IT in life with their body - proof of what it looks like to take care of yourself. Our CFO's wife is in her early 60's & doing the Ironman this weekend - THAT'S what I want in life. Age - suck it!
TWO // CYCLE
No - not a bicycle - my butt doesn't like bicycles.
I mean the cycle that your body can go through. Like if you eat healthy, your body takes care of you. If you don't take care of your body, your body has a better chance of giving you more issues & failing on you. I want to take care of my body so it takes care of me.
Side note - my sweet husband reminded me of this the other day when I said I didn't want to pay $4.50 for a tiny carton of blueberries. He said, "you'll pay that to make sure you healthier & you don't have to pay that $4.50 to go to the doctor"... Smart man.
THREE // NO MEDS
I do everything I can to not take medicine. I can't tell you how my yearly exam every year my doctor suggests taking medicine to help with things - I tell her NOPE every time. When I had to go to the ER for dire pain in my side last year, they instantly wanted to give me pain meds - I asked if I could drop the dose down to only 10% of what they wanted to give me... which was still plenty! ... I don't like medicine. I get some people NEED & HAVE to have it ... but I know medicine comes with side effects that comes with more side effects. Its almost like that cycle thing again.
I know someone that takes medicine for headaches - that causes her blood pressure to rise - which she has to take medicine for that makes her have insomnia so she takes medicine to help sleep... & so on & so on.... No thank you. Again, I want a healthy body that prevents me from the need of medicine as long as I possibly can.
I have no children of my own & know that if something where to happen to me, & God-forbid something has happened to Ricky & I'm all alone, I'd have a hard time finding anyone to help me in situations. I want to be able to take care of myself - to do the things that need to be done in daily life - to not have to rely on someone. More important, I don't want to be a burden to anyone. I mean, I've moved furniture all on my own so Ricky didn't have to bother with it. I want to have the physical abilities to do anything & everything I need to.
FIVE // CONFIDENCE
Let's face it - who doesn't want to look great in clothes! ME ME ME ME ME!
& who doesn't want to feel confident? I know looks aren't everything - but it really is something about when you feel good, you have just stand a little taller, you walk a little straighter. & to be able to know you can pull off clothing without having to worry if its too short, too tight, hiding this part of your body or that part.. yeah - I work hard to get to this place.