Training for life
The other day I was completing a fitness evaluation that asked if I was training for an event. My answer, “Life.” I understand the question was meant to determine if the person completing the evaluation was training for a marathon, triathlon, or another special event. But, the way I see it– life is a special event.
I workout because I want to be stronger, fitter, and live a better quality of life while I’m around. I want to walk, run, bend, stretch effortlessly. A long time from now, when I have grandchildren I want to be able to run, play with them and pick them up. As I age, I don’t want to have help out with my groceries. I want to carry my own bags out. I prepare 99 percent of my meals at home using fresh food because I want to honor and fuel my precious body. I realize, “We are what we eat.”
This is no fad. I’ve got my mind made up. I’ve made a conscious effort to change my life for good. I’m training for life.