“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”
Satchel Paige- arguably one of the best Major League Baseball pitchers of all time…
I love that quote.
If you aren’t familiar with him you should look up his history in professional baseball….it is absolutely amazing.
This week for your pep talk, I’d love to know “how old do you feel today?” For me I’m feeling about 25 or 26. 🙂
Your age is just a number, but how old you feel is far more significant.
You might be surprised to hear how many times I hear that people think they are “too old” to do something, whether it be Boot Camp, learn a new skill/sport, pick up a different hobby or even recover from an injury.
This is a limiting belief system.
We can continue to progress physically in terms of muscle gains, bone density improvements and healing from injury almost right up until we die. Fabulous news, right?!
Because of this, the coaches and I are passionate about helping people live their healthiest, happiest and best feeling lives which is why a while back we launched Fit Body Forever and why we do everything we can to dispel myths about the aging body.
I challenge you this week to think about ways in which you might be limiting yourself.
Do you think you are too old to play?
Do you think you are too old to learn how to do a new skill?
Do you tell yourself you can’t do something because of your age?
Do you assume that certain things will happen to your body just because of your numerical age?
Sometimes people tell me, ” I turned x age and my body started falling apart” or “I can’t lose weight like I could in my 20s”…focusing on these types of things only hinders our progress.
*We must always focus on what is going well.*
Sure some of those things may be happening- to a certain extent- BUT we can still do a lot of amazing things for a long time…
In fact, most of us will live well into 90s and beyond so that means everything we do now to keep our brains sharp and our bodies in tip top condition (mobile, agile, flexible and functional) is super important.
Did you know that learning how to do new physical skills can help delay the onset of mental deterioration like alzheimers and dementia?
Simply picking up a new physical hobby or taking a class for even six weeks can help develop stronger neurological pathways that prevents the onset of these age related conditions.
Hot damn, that’s great news! Sign me up for a new hobby 🙂
I hope that you see this information as exciting!
We can decide- in every moment- to take great care of our bodies and remember we are never “too old” nor is it ever “too late” to get started on a path toward better health.
Megan K and the team