It’s 4:00 am and I have a long, back to back work day ahead of me. I’m bouncing around my kitchen prepping multiple lunches, healthy snacks, packing a change of clothes and slamming black coffee.
All the while weaving in body weight exercises and some hamstring stretches.
I feel like I was born ready.
Yesterday, I clocked 15 hours of hectic retail work over two jobs and connected them with 90 minutes of highway bike time. That takes stamina. Stamina is the ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort. Stamina is what I talk about with anyone who will listen.
We all think we might slide comfortably into the ether when we retire, but now, life has thrown us yet another curve ball and all bets are off.
Most of us might have to seriously hustle. Again.
This wasn’t in the plan.
Now we need the physical and mental resources to just….survive.
The case I am making is that even in our retirement years our bodies still respond to fitness training. We can still gain and maintain attractive bodies well into our later years.
There is no way I could have met the demands of a day like yesterday if I wasn’t fit.
And I have another one just like it in front of me today.
I am 74 years old and arguably in the best shape of my life and I did it through consistent training and attention to diet.
And I’m thrilled with the results I’m seeing and feeling.
My point? I ain’t over. It’s never never gonna be over and it’s never too late to pull yourself together physically and mentally.
I don’t hear no fat lady singing, do you? 🙂