There are many people who feel a sense of shame, regret and to certain extent anger with themselves for not being fit. They feel like they’re “old” now and it’s really no point getting in shape because they are past their prime.
This begs the question… Is it really too late to start?
The answer is a resounding NO. It’s never too late to start exercising, eating right and being healthy. In fact, if you think you’re old, you really need to start. Age is just a number. You’re only as old as you feel. All these are common clichés but they are so true.
You could be 60 but if you wish to build your body, there is absolutely no one stopping you but yourself. Of course, you should consult your doctor first to see if the activity you wish to engage in is safe for you. Once that is done, go ahead and start.
The truth of the matter is that whether you start or not, life is still going to pass you by. However, if you start training and eating right, in 6 months or a year from where you are today, you will look better and feel much better.
It’s never too late. You may have neglected your health your whole life. You may have been too busy to exercise. You may have eaten whatever you could get your hands on. All these may seem like huge mistakes to you that you can never come back from.
You may feel like you have cheated yourself and you can’t go back in time and correct your mistakes. That’s true, but the past is history. The future is a mystery. What you have now is a gift. That’s why they call it the present. Use the gift of now… and start to make changes in your life today.
The mistake most people make is that the focus on what could have been instead of what they can do now. By doing what you need to do now, in future, you will not look back on your past with regret.
Start exercising. Go for a run. Workout with some weights. Swim more. Try rock climbing. Hike, bike, row, climb, jump… Do whatever gets your heart pumping. Move more. Do more. Never settle for good enough. Always give it your best.
If today you don’t say good enough, tomorrow you will always have enough. There are many people well into their sixties and seventies who are still working out with weights and have muscles that can make people more than half their age envious. Many of them started late. They had a lot of free time after retirement so they discovered the gym. If they can do it, so can you.
It’s all a mindset. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. There should be no room for regret in your life. The moment you embark on a quest to be fit, you will have no time to ponder past mistakes or lost time. You will be focused on your current training and beating your personal bests.
There is nothing to be gained from looking back at what could be. Thinking about exercising does not burn calories. Actually, getting out there and doing it does. So, get fit. Get strong and get your life back in order. You’re still alive and as long as you are, there is always time and hope.
Go for it!