Getting Fit at 50
I'm working to get a bit more fit. I've never had a regular exercise routine. I have had a very busy life over the years... kids to keep up with, barn chores, animals to take care of, gardens to grow and harvest.
One of the things I noticed as my life has started changing is that I'm not as busy as I once was and did not like the changes I saw in my own body. I decided it was time to spend a little more effort on my health.
I've started my health quest by just simply walking. I've been walking about 2 miles a day. At first it was challenging. I will say that I live in an area that is pretty much all on a hill. I live in a Gorge.. this is mountains on both sides and a river that runs between it. So when I set out on my walk it is mostly downhill. I walk a mile and turn around and walk the mile back.. mostly all uphill. And my muscles feel it!! But it has been a good thing, given me more energy and motivation.
I took a few pics today on my walk (and yes, unlike most of the USA we are having an unseasonably warm winter). I know the pics don't show the incline as much as it is.. but trust me my body feels it!!! Ha, ha!! ...
This is a downhill view...
Heading back up to my house..
So at 50 (almost 51 :) I'm making the choice to work a little harder, day by day to get and keep fit.
Do you have a regular exercise routine? Do you know you need to exercise but have problems with motivation? Are you reaching or in midlife and desire to get more fit? I'd love to hear from you and find out where you are at with exercise in your life.