If you are like me, you have anywhere from three to five believable excuses for not exercising at a health club with much frequency. When asked by my doctor recently whether I exercised I responded, “Not yet, I’m trying to lose some weight first.” This has since been removed from my list of believable excuses.
Last week I quizzed Nancy for this blog post, and I learned much about excuses, life, and attitude. Nancy is a 75-year-old retired schoolteacher, she is a horse rider and gave horse-riding lessons for sixteen years. She also teaches water aerobics and at age 58 she earned her Stott Pilates certification and to this day teaches Pilates each week.
Did I mention that when she was 18 months old, she was stricken with polio and wears a calf to ankle brace on her left leg? Nancy understands fear—decide what you want for yourself e.g., quality aging.
Attitude is everything. Your weight, your age, or how much you can do when you just get started—it matters not! Get up, get out, and move or you might pay the doctor later.