Ok so I did it again, I blinked, and the week is almost at the end.
BRAIN THURST THURSDAY HERE WE COME.
Your body is waiting for you, and it will keep waiting for you.
Your body wants to heal so so so badly. In every way possible. Except it can’t when you are not giving it the fuel to heal itself. If you didn’t read my “Whose Cooler, You or a Starfish” article, dance on over to that article after your brain feasts on this article. That post talks about how we are self-healing. This one is going to talk about how you are never too old to heal, and in the perfect world, humans are not meant to decline with age, but you and I both know this world is far from perfect.
So if we lived in a stress-free world, ate all the perfect foods, used all-natural beauty and skin products, had clean drinking water, worked out the perfect amount, had no pollution, cleaned with all-natural products, never ate sugar, etc… aging would be nothing but a number. Wrinkles would be a minimum, sickness would not be anything to worry about, we would all be walkin (or probably even running) this earth at 80yrs old lookin FINE, like dime pieces, 10/10. Unfortunately, this is not what we see today. Especially in America. Why? Our food here is shitty, our environments are stressful, we are overworked, and the media makes everything that is bad for us look good. So unfortunately, we decline with age. But we don't have to so quickly.
I hear this all the time, “I’m too past my prime”, “I’m too old to change”, “This is just how I am now”. If you think that you are too old to start working out, eating right, or making some healthier habits STAP DIS. Your body is waiting to feel good again, your just not letting it. Your dang brain is getting in the way again. You are literally holding you back, not your age. You not doing anything is putting you past your prime my friend.
Should you start out by going to the gym 5 times a week and throwing away all your old food? PLEASE NO.
One day fine day a man came into my gym for a consultation. He was there because his son had asked him to please start working out, and to do something about his health. During the consultation, I ask a series of questions about life, past experiences, health, nutrition, etc. All of these wonderful humans answers, to say the least, were “hopeless”. He thought he was a goner. He was about 60ish at the time, overweight, and not at all active. He kept basically telling me he was too old, and too broken down to even start anything. Definitely was only there because his son asked him to be.
I NEVER ONCE LOOKED AT THIS AMAZING HUMAN AND THOUGHT “NO WAY IS THIS HAPPENING”. He seriously kept telling me he was too old and that nothing will change, and my reply every time was “did you know its possible to age backward? He thought I was a freaking nut case. I was so excited to show this human change, I couldn’t wait to get started. We started very very slowly, but his body started progressing way quicker then he expected.
Fast forward 1 YEAR, LET ME REPEAT THAT ONLY 1 FREAKING YEAR, he is moving better then he probably has in the last 10 years, he is literally glowing, he leads a busier life then I do because he now has the energy to, and can kick my ass in the battle ropes. My favorite thing he tells me is; I can do endless loads of laundry without being afraid to fall up and down the stairs”, THIS IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS PEOPLE!
For the sake of this blog post, I asked him what he feels like now vs two years ago and this was his response: “I met Ashley shortly after my 60th birthday. After 15 months (minus the COVID shut down) I feel like I did 30 years ago, except for two things. First, I’m eating more nutritious foods. Second I have a much higher energy level. Proper foods coupled with a proper exercise plan has given me a new outlook on life.”
Quit holding yourself back from being yourself!!! It’s possible friends! Your body is ready when you are!!!!!!!