When I was asked by someone recently how many push-ups I could do, I tried to re-direct the question and the reason behind it. There’s no embarrassment or shyness on my part, just a different focus. It’s a perspective that time cultivates as values come into a sharper focus, given that there’s not as much time left anymore.
While I’ve always enjoyed fitness, there were always plenty around who were faster and stronger. That doesn’t mean I sat on the sidelines.
Competition is a crucible which reduces the issues to the basics. Exactly what am I capable of achieving? Is my will sufficient to push me farther?
The competition of sports has always been used as an analogy for our lives, and aptly so. But certainly, not all aspects of life are to be treated as though participating in a competitive event. “To everything there is a season…”
Fitness, for me, has always been a valuable component to a more enjoyable life. The competition is internal, as is the reward of the accomplishment.
Here’s a recent look at my inner workings:
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At this point in my life, It’s an investment in the greater probability of having moments with those I love–the increased likelihood of enjoying activities with the grandchildren and sharing who I am with them.
Your family needs you, and you can do what you do better if you’re healthy along the way.
Winning the competition is always a proud moment that can be remembered for a long time.
But when it comes to being healthy so that you can enjoy what’s close to your heart, there is no competition.
To Your Healthy Lifestyle,
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