DO YOU FEEL OLD, LETHARGIC, AND THINK THAT YOUR YOUNGER DAYS ARE BEHIND YOU?
When you are feeling old, lethargic, and think that your healthy, fit, younger days are behind you. I want you to consider this.
I try to understand how people around me who are either my age… older… and sometimes younger… often complaining about how old they feel.
They feel themselves getting older.
They feel the hands of time getting a strangle hold on them.
They complain that they don’t move so well.
They reminisce about being younger and looking like they did back when.
Then they criticise their predicament with such words as, “I am not young anymore. I am too fat. I am all swelled up. I am not like I was when I was in high school. I am too old now to care about what I eat becauase it is too late for me anyway.”
All of them are friends and family or acquaintances so.. God love them… but I would like to shake the chains of bullshit off of them. I know where they are at because I was there over a decade ago. After one hell of a health scare I decided to do something rather than accept my fate.
When I was feeling old at the age of 30 I did something about my debilitated bloated meat suit!
I took ACTION and began to make some changes. In the beginning I could not do much because I was in a miserable world of hurt going down hill. However, I began my journey in spite of my condition. My journey toward a better me began in January of 2003 with the study of tai chi chuan and baguazhang kung fu. The first two years of training hurt like hell.
I won’t lie to you. It was not easy for me. I knew that the hands of time were trying to kill me and I refused to surrender to them.
The point is that I know where you are at because I have been there.
I will share with you the epiphany that changed my life.
If you have time to complain about your health and how bloated you may be or too skinny or too this and too that.
Instead of contemplating the unhappiness of your situation five or ten minutes a day you could be sculpting your body into shape!
I don’t care if you are 30, 40, 50, 60, or 70! There is no excuse beyond what you accept in your own mind along with the compromises to settle where your health is at.
Goddam it! Stop settling and compromising and making up all those excuses as to why you can’t feel and look better with some extreme psycho effort on your behalf.
For every complaint you tell yourself you could be doing a set of reps.. or stretching… or improving cardio. Hell.. I challenge you to do them all!
My point is that if you spent the time DOING SOMETHING every time you decide to sit and complain about your situation… your present circumstances concerning how you physically look and internally feel would change!
Maybe that change would not happen overnight but in time with some daily consistent effort you could change your paradigm from I am too old to I feel younger then I did yesterday.
Eventually it is not about being 40, 50, or 60.. even 70 years old at all… but you could begin to actually feel younger with each passing decade.
Bottom line is this and here is the epiphany… you will get out of it what you put into it.
If you don’t want it then you will never get it. Surrender meakly to the hands of fate and bemoan your brain fogged.. too bloated.. too skinny.. unfit fate miserably into the grave if that is what you want.
Or if you want.. you could go extreme.. and through some hard f#$*ing work you could slow the hands of time by improving energy through exercises that increase flexibility, build strength, tone muscle, restore and strengthen tendons and look better than you ever did when you were younger.
I have come a long way from where I was a decade ago. A hell of a long way!
A couple of years ago I started DDP YOGA and this has continued to improve my health beyond measure and improve my kung fu exponentially.
You could OWN YOUR LIFE too if you want it.
The point is that if you get emotionally connected to the image of “I am old and slowing down and will never have my life back” then that is the debilitating results you will reap because you have chosen that road.
You could choose a different road if you want and decide to be fit and healthy by learning to OWN YOUR LIFE instead of letting it own you.
Remember that when you are feeling old you still have choices to make regarding how you want to live and how you want to look getting there.
You shape your body according to your emotional commitment to the image in your mind which determines the amount of work or the lack thereof to maintain it.
The real question is… “HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?”
Complaining about and surrendering to physical ailments and limitations is a decision that you have made. I call this path the sit, bitch, and complain path.
Taking action to kick your own ass into shape so that you can be healthy enough to enjoy every day of your life no matter what your condition or age is also a choice.