As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed I can’t always do the things I used to do as easily.
I don’t have as much energy.
It’s more difficult to say in good shape. I got me to thinking about the decisions I’ve made in life. I realized that I should have been more dedicated to a healthy lifestyle. I didn’t always make smart choices when it came to my eating habits. I haven’t always been diligent about properly stretching and warming up before strenuous exercise. Not that I’m older, I’ve found that I need to be more careful with my body. It’s far too easy to get injured or end up terribly sore after a workout. I now follow a strict routine. I go to bed and get up at the same time. I get a good eight hours of sleep and start my day with an hour of physical activity. I devote at least fifteen minutes to a gentle warm up. I stretch all of my muscles and work on strength and balance. I combine static holds with lifting free weights, lunges and squats. I spend around twenty minutes on abdominal exercises and at least thirty minutes on aerobic exercises. I alternate between running, biking, jumping rope and swimming. While I can’t stop the clock, taking better care of myself has made an improvement in how I look and feel. I am convinced that I’m aging more slowly. I’ve avoided major health problems. I’ve completely changed my diet to incorporate proteins, vitamins, minerals and superfoods.