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As we age…

Have you ever thought about aging? I mean, really thought about it? What are you going to do when you reach the age of retirement? What about your health? Are you concerned about what is happening with your body as you get older? Are there more aches and pains then you thought you’d have, even if you are in shape?

I think about all of this more and more. I wake up almost every morning with a new ache or pain. I know I need to exercise more but I seem to have no motivation at all in my head to get out there and move. A simple daily walk would be good for me but I cannot seem to make myself get out there and do that. And I have no excuse – I am off every morning (I work 2 pm to 10 pm 5 days a week – so I COULD be out walking every single morning!). I try to convince myself of reasons not to be out but they are all lame excuses. No one to blame for this but myself!

I have come to the conclusion the only way for me to beat this no motivation thing is to schedule my walks in my phone and when the alarm goes off – I need to get out and walk. Problem is there is always a snooze button to press haha!

As for retirement – well that’s a tricky one. I will probably end up in the category of working till I die. The thing is I want to work at something I love doing until I die – and there are three things I love. Teaching, baking and writing. I have in my mind many ideas of what I can accomplish with these things, but again the motivation is needed to actually set my mind into doing something about it!

So how does one get motivated to succeed at what they know they can succeed at ? That is the big question looming in my mind. I will figure it out and I will overcome this! Stay tuned to see if it works out…

Exercising – it hurts!

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t hurt.  Just when I haven’t done it in a long time!  Exercising and losing weight.  Both have been a never ending battle for me all my life.  I walk a lot!  And I eat a lot – which is why I walk a lot haha!!

Walking machine?  Like a treadmill – I think!!  It’s a great workout for the legs and cardio too!

 

Here in China, they take exercising to a whole new level, and I have hopped on that bandwagon!  They get up very early every day, and they get out to walk and do exercises at these machines.  They do Tai Chi (I think…) in the parks, and they dance in the evenings.  I don’t do the dancing, although before I leave I want to see if they will let me join in !  But I have been exercising!!

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I don’t quite understand what this machine does, but I use it once a week.

 

There are exercise areas all over the city – and I am very lucky to have several spots near my home so that I really have no excuse not to be exercising.  I do still come up with excuses (it’s human nature to do that isn’t it?), but since the weather has cooled down lately, I have been getting out every day and using these machines.  Plus I walk at least 30 minutes every day around the area, usually in the evening.   And it has been working, because I have lost weight – my clothes are definitely looser and I feel better.

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The twisting machine – my favourite!!!

 

 

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For the arms – and yes it works!!  My arms feel much stronger!