Sometimes I think I have tried as many exercise programs as I have diet plans. In truth, I probably have tried more exercise programs than diets.
Over the years of trying various diets and exercise programs, I know what I eat is about 85% important in terms of my health and strength, while exercising is probably 15% or less and some folks even say exercise is only 5%.
Even with it being a smaller amount, somehow I have fallen off the strength-training side of the exercise equation. Startlingly, I have noticed a lessening of my ability to do certain things. I mean I don’t jump as high as I used to and I don’t run as fast as I used to. You might think that is part of normal aging. Well, I will NOT go gently into that good night!!!!!
I know body-building is critical as we age! In fact, body-building exercises help us with our strength and balance thereby decreasing the likelihood of those falls (and other things) as we get older. So, why have I stopped!? Idk!!!!!
Yep, that’s right, I don’t know. I lifted weights or did body-building exercises for several years. But within the last 10 years or more I have slacked off. Maybe I thought walking or even training for that last marathon was enough. It wasn’t and hasn’t been enough for a while. I guess I was in denial. (I know it rhymes, sorry.)