So why is fitness important to me? It’s not because i’ll be 40 in October, but simply because it ensures my long-term health and enables me to be the best version of myself now.
No matter how small or how large the victory is, a victory is still a victory and i’m happy to say one of my biggest accomplishments is that i’m able to do pushups again after years of agonizing wrist pain.
Before starting TFW I was tired all the time, frustrated at just about everything, and a general sense of weakness; I knew there had to be more. Now that i’m back in to a structured fitness program I can say that 10 years from now I want to be even stronger, more flexible, and even more energetic than I am today! That way I can tell my future self that i’m proud I put myself and my health above all else.
Just because i’m 41 doesn’t mean I’m down or out for that matter. Fitness is important to me because it gives me energy to keep up with my 8 year old son & it makes me a happier person. I have tried other fitness routines & NEVER stuck to any of them –
TFW has me hooked and have NO plans to leave. Even though I just celebrated two years at TFW (This past June!) 8 years from now I still want to feel healthy & strong as I begin a new decade of my life, I want to be able to sprint faster, live healthier, and be happier.
I remember a time before TFW when I was miserable, I would wake up and dread getting dressed (because none of my clothes fit), I had no energy and would sleep in everyday during the summer NOW I bound out of bed excited for the 5:30AM class at the DOJO and happy to start my day. I can’t wait to tell my future self that you should be proud of the healthy role model I have become for my family 💪
Standing at the mid-point of my life I not only want to be around for my children, but I want to watch them get married and have children. I want to have energy for all of our crazy adventures and so far there have already been A LOT. I realize I am not getting any younger, (45 now), so it’s important for me to stay fit now and forever.
I’m most proud of myself that even when I want to quit I don’t… when I feel like I can’t go any more… I keep going… and always surprise myself and what I can do. I’m always trying to work and bust my butt so when I get to that point in my life in 10 years I want to feel Like I am 25 and I want to be the one giving my kids and their kids a run for their money!
When I first started at TFW, I had a hard time working out and never had too much energy. Even though stress and other issues have come up throughout my life I think without TFW I wouldn’t have the mindset to keep pushing forward. There are times where I feel like I’ll take two steps back, but I know because of TFW i’ll take three steps forward. My mental fortitude is where my real strength lies, its my will power, determination, and resiliency that keep me focused on the tasks ahead.
Personally i’m at a point in my life where fitness helps me manage my stress and overall brings me happiness. Even though a few years ago I wanted to lift heavy(ier) I have become incredibly focused on myself, my form, and most of all I am stronger than I thought. I used to go to a commercial gym and just go through mundane things by myself and now I feel a sense of belonging not just to a dedicated program, but also the support from those around me; my familia.
Looking in to the future isn’t so scary because I know I will be making healthier choice for my family and I know this will only lead to more happiness.