There comes, I think, a point in everyone’s fitness journey where—when we pause to contemplate just how much we’ve achieved and how much more there is still left to work towards—a sense of panic starts to creep its way into the back of our minds. The kind of fear and anxiety that accompanies the notion that there won’t be enough time to actually get the necessary work done, or that your chance to get them done has far overpassed and gotten so far out of reach, that it’s left you in a dusty corner, whispering to yourself; “I wish I had started on it when I was younger.” And I wouldn’t want to believe it, but I’m guessing most of you can relate to that just as much as I do.
It’s time to face the music my fellow millennials; we’re getting old. That is an undeniable truth and there is absolutely no stopping or pausing it but let me tell you that: there is a way around it. No, I have not discovered a miracle cure, nor have I invented a magic spell that works like the Aging Off cheat code in The Sims PC game. I will, however, remind you that most of the limitations you’ve imposed upon yourself are only illusions. Age included. Don’t want to believe me? Here’s Aubrey Miles at the ripe age of 37, proving that statement true:
I can already hear the 40- to 50-something at the back saying; “oh, but she’s still in her 30’s, so it’s still doable for her.” Well, to that, I say; meet the inspiring 40- to 50-something finalists of the Century Tuna Super Bods: Ageless finalists:
Looking at these photos, I truly wish that all of you would rather choose to feel more motivated, than discouraged to start, stick to, or work harder on your fitness endeavors. Carry on, and work even harder than yesterday, because when you put everything into perspective, fitness is not something that should be gauged and limited by matters of physical appearances and age. Shatter the old beliefs that you were taught that when it comes to a certain age, there are things that you won’t be able to or shouldn’t be doing, always keeping in mind what American poet Walt Whitman once said;
“Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”
Re-examine what society has been teaching us about how we should approach our health and fitness, and if you’ve ever felt offended, or belittled when you were told that you can’t be this, or that you can’t do that, anymore because you’re too old, then allow me to ask only this of you; dismiss the idea and go ahead and prove to them that fitness is ageless.