FITx50 \ week 30
This week Liliana Hart curiously said, “In two weeks you’ll be 50.” Silent, I waited for the punch line or the life’s lesson – nothing. She followed with, “Just saying.”
It was the first time I realized just how close I was to the half-century celebration. No panic, just realization. Quickly I flashed over the initial goals I’d set as the idea of FITx50 became what I thought was a great idea.
I always enjoyed the saying, “If you want to see God laugh, tell Him what you’re plans are.” It’s always held true. Those first physical fitness fantasies eventually faded for those gems more precious than push ups.
Then I looked at her, and she flexed with a GRRRRRR.
Until then, stay FIT no matter what your age or goals.
Someone commented this week during a Mardi Gras parade that they enjoyed keeping up with my Friday FITx50 posts. They thought it was funny that I veered away from physical fitness and began focusing on other aspects of being fit.
I have to admit, it wasn’t anything purposeful. Looking back I saw where the transition began, and I think that was the point “fitness” truly began to mean more to me than physical accomplishments.
I do look forward to turning 50 (HINT: March 11) and not because I can bicycle further than when I was 25 or do more pushups than in my 30’s. It’s because I’ve been blessed with almost 50 years of life on this earth.
It really has been an evolution of understanding what being FITx50 really means. And while physical prowess is important, so is developing the whole man turning 50 – the son, the dad, the brother, the friend, the neighbor, the human.
Until next week, here’s to getting your old-school strongman on.
FITx50 \ week 29
FITx50 \ week 26
What do BL and I have in common? Other than an almost 50 year spread, we both love cheesecake. This was his first time tasting it. My sister had the great idea of sharing mine with the tyke.
End result – kid gets new treat and great uncle eats less cheesecake. Win – Win if you’re the one year old.
Kidding of course. This week has been fantastic as I returned to a regular schedule at Momentum Gym – I’ve heard all the crossfit horror stories, but seriously dude – use your head and moderation.
Oh, and most important – Keep your t-shirt on. No one wants to see man-boobs while doing box jumps. Well, not me anyway.
Remember March 11, 2015 is the date. Until then, stick to your goals and like Kim Lane always says: “Nothing tastes as good as good health.”
Happy 2015. It’s been a great week for inching a bit closer to my goals for blasting the 50 year mark.
Momentum Gym has been incredible as always and it’s great to exercise among a community who also share similar goals.
I’ve not had a pinch of cake, ice cream or pizza this week either. Guess what? I’m in no need of a coroner’s hold either!!!
Have an awesomely lived weekend and here’s to getting fit.
Best of success Tami Mills-Merrill & Beth McCall Moore
FITx50 \ week 21 was spent on another adventure out West. While the endless walking involved in what is Las Vegas was exhausting, I’m not sure it counts as exercise. Not when buffets, pizzas, fancy foods and snacks bookend each journey.
Encouraging was the wisdom to avoid the slots, and keeping up a frantic pace. Between solving the CSI exhibit’s mystery and helicoptering / boating / hiking the Grand Canyon, I held up pretty good.
Christmas was also wonderful to return home to. We deep fry our turkeys down South, but it tastes so delicious it has to be good for your health happiness. With that manipulation of the truth, I’ll get back to reality.
I’m not sure anyone at Momentum Crossfit remembers me. Come next week, I’m looking at less than three months till I burst through the half-century banner. It’ll be time to sharpen my focus with much more sensible eating and consistent exercise. I might even throw out a weight loss goal for keeping myself accountable.
I trust your holidays have been awesomely spent,