You have probably noticed I like to think things over...a lot. Well I definitely did some thinking this week after losing my 93 year old great grandmother. I started reflecting over the aging of the body both physically and mentally, the passing of time, and the unpredictability of tomorrow.
And I want to share with you some things I took away from this experience.
1) The fact that we will all look old some day (if we’re lucky). We will have wrinkles, saggy skin, and gray hair. So this leaves me asking, do you love your body right now? At every weight, with every flaw, in every state? Because if not now, what about when the inevitable laws of nature happen? Will you ever? Loving our bodies the way it is today is so important for a fulfilled life. That means we must accept ourselves the way we are in the process of reaching our goals and forgiving ourselves for not being photoshop perfect.
2) The importance of health- NOT based on a means of physique or even strength at times, but as a means of BALANCE. This is why perfect form in the gym is so important. And why quality of food trumps calories and macros. Because one day (if you’re lucky) you’ll be old. And with old age comes physical decline. And those sessions you pushed your body in the wrong ways could be the reason you have pain walking. And the poor quality food you ate just to maintain an eight pack could be the reason you’re struggling to function.
On the opposite end, not prioritizing your health during your early years through physical activity or nutritious foods could also make your later years more uncomfortable than if you would’ve taken care of yourself better. So if you can’t hold yourself accountable to prioritize your health right now, try doing it for your elderly self so you can live your last few years of life at your full potential.
3) Life Purpose. What do you want to be remembered for? What do you think people would/will say at your funeral based on the actions and words you practice daily? Does this match how you’d want to be remembered?
Lucky for us, we have tomorrow to shape our future, but not everyone does.
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