|Sophia says, "eat, drink and be merry, mia amore!"|
|"What am I doing here?"|
Many times I have been in the grocery store, shopping for my family, and my cart will bump into another belonging to a client or a student from my fitness class. Their eyes dart to my cart to sleuth out my weaknesses.
She asked for it!
Before my boys went away to college, I may have had a frozen pizza or a bag of chips in my cart. I may have had a bottle or two of wine. I am sure I had half and half; it's all I'll use in my morning coffee. It seems they find pleasure in inspecting what is in my cart like I'm up for public scrutiny; I do not get the same 'privacy policies' as the rest.
|Yes, I've bought these, and worse, for my kids.|
"You let your kids eat frozen pizza?" "I didn't know you ate fat?" "I thought dairy was bad for you." "So, you drink wine, huh?" "Why do you eat meat?" "Is that for you?"
|Can we live without wine and chocolate?|
I am a human being. Yes, I eat fat and dairy as well as white fluffy carbs. And I enjoy a Martini.
I am a fitness trainer, yet do not hang out with many in my trade. They can bore me to tears. "Join our 'Runner's Club!'" "I'm having a potluck. Can you bring the edamame?"
I run all the time, thank you very much! I run when I need to get somewhere quickly, but I prefer to walk fast. Hit the gym? I'd rather clean my windows so I can clearly see the beautiful countryside that surrounds me.
|Can we play, now?|
I have a lot of energy and use it for purpose or fun. And, I understand the importance of having prescriptive exercise; exercise that creates balanced muscle and strength as well as cardiovascular health. This kind of exercise can be achieved in as little as fifteen minutes a day. You simply have to know what prescriptive exercises your body requires to keep progressing and/ or maintaining it's youthful abilities.
I think of the fifty year old (plus) and exceptionally youthful, beautiful women I know and have known. Most do not spend a second in a gym and they drink wine. And eat fat. And may even have a cigarette at a party. They live life on their terms, with a sense of youthful abandon mixed with educated choices.