Hello and welcome to my blog, Fitness Pushing 50! My name is Beverly and I started this blog when I was just about turning 50. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, as they say. I was feeling fine then and I felt even better when I turned 50, and then 51. At 52, my health started taking a bit of a down turn again, and I had to make adjustments, more lifestyle changes, if you will. I had to accept that I couldn’t keep trying to run on empty, pushing myself to the point of exhaustion–something had to give, and gave it did. I’ll update ‘my story’ soon with those details. Meanwhile, today at 53, soon to be 54, I am on a totally new page with myself, spiritually and physically. I try not to beat myself up so much anymore about things. I forgive myself when I fail and move on. I realized that life is too short to worry or dwell. I take each new day as a new opportunity to right any wrongs from the day before, without thinking too much on it. I’m trying to have fun with this one life that I have, because, well, I have just one to work with.
This blog is about my fitness achievements and woes; my nutritional battles and foes! It’s a journal and a journey; it’s a never-ending mission to be an example and inspire, based on failure and success. It’s a blog that shows that it doesn’t have to be over just because we are in our 40s or 50s or beyond. Heck, it’s not over until we want it to be. Being fit starts in the mind and it’s not just about a number on the scale. If we want it, we will get it. I aim to show that we all do not have to succumb to the throes of age related illnesses. There’s an emerging science called, Epigenetics that speaks about this.
And so I am here to share my story with you. The story is about hard work, will power and struggle, all happening in sync; sometimes one overpowers the other, but that’s life dynamics at its’ best. The key to success is not to let anything stop you from being the best you can. Don’t stop moving. Keep going, keep active in any type of way, every single day. And you don’t have to lift ginormous amounts of weight or run marathons to do it either-just get to moving. I hope this blog helps people to reach their own fitness goals. If so, then I would say that the mission of Fitness Pushing 50 has been accomplished.
Thank you for reading my blog!