My Window to the World: Things Happen For A Reason...

 

 

As I grow older, I start to look back at my life and make sense of what I have done, missed...

I often refer to myself as a happy and contempt person, as I realized that to be unhappy and moaning all the time does not change anything!

I now have reached 43 yo and a quarter...man! I see more grey hair...

A good time to stop and reflect on my physical state, my fitness and any Wisdom I may have acquired...

 

My physical state could be summed up like, what does not ache today?

 

Nevertheless, this reminds me a post I saw years back on Social Media from the brand "Old ManStrenght".

It was a picture of an Old Man in his 50/60s, the man looked, Young, in shape and fearless and with scars on his face. The post stated, " I Am Old For A Reason"!.

The translation of the quote could be, "I made it this far because, I am Strong, a fighter a True Warrior!

 

Returning to my Physical state, I feel like that Old Man, no matter what aches in my body, I find a way to Train.

I love lifting weight, doing Kettlebell and Exercising in general.

Truth being told, I LOVE EXERCISING, SO NO MATTER WHAT I DO, AS LONG AS I EXERCISE, I DO MYSELF GOOD...I KEEP ON FIGHTING, I GROW STRONGER AND LIVE THROUGH THE PRINCIPLES I BELIEVE IN.

 

My Fitness Level is NOT THE SAME...

This is hard to admit but it is true! I can't do today what I used to do consistently 3 years ago when I was 40. Should I cry about it or move forward and make the best of it.

I decided to move forward! Years back, I used to train 3-4 times/day at a very high intensity.

Last week Thursday I had my first SERIOUS CONDITIONING SESSION in MONTHS, 5 days later I AM STILL FEELING IT!

As I am writing, I am smiling about the situation, Why? Simply because this is my New REALITY. I have to face it and make it work. I am not the one I used to...

 

Now I Have ONE AWESOME DAY IN TERMS OF FITNESS AND MANY (many) REGULAR ONES.

I believe in Being proactive and makes things work, so I look for the bright side and enjoy the fact that I can STILL EXERCISE!

 

Wisdom...

I believe wisdom encompasses everything else, to make a point, I will take an everyday life example that has a repercussion on my fitness level.

A month a go, my sons left the lights of the car on (I didn't realize) and I found myself with a flat battery. I was obviously not happy, I get my neighbor to jump start the car to be able to get to the gym. The same day I ordered some jump start cables.

A week later, I was in France with my wife and boys in the car ready to hit the road back to Norwich... and as you can imagine the car didn't start...BUT I had the cable in the boot so found someone working in the hotel where we stayed and 5 minutes later we were on the road...

Finally this Saturday, the car didn't start and I had to WALK to the gym and then get the car fixed in the afternoon (£240 BILL)...

 

Where did the Wisdom kick in? Every time something "Negative" Happened, I was "proactive" and a final bill of £240 IS NOTHING IN COMPARISON TO BE STUCK IN FRANCE WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY IN THE CAR AND HAVING TO ARRANGE ALL SORTS TO GET BACK TO NORWICH.

 

This Last episode convinced me to use my road bike 5 times a week to commute from the gym to my place and even to walk once a week.

I do it for several reasons, one is I want to BE ACTIVE, if I can't Run, I will WALK. If I can't train 2-3 times a day I want to be on my Bike, I want TO BE ACTIVE!

I do it for my conscience, as a personal trainer, as someone who want to contribute to our kids future in terms of pollution. Driving twice less is SOMETHING I CAN DO, IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD AND SAVE ME MONEY!

 

What is the Take?

 

Things happen to us everyday, how we decide to handle the situations will make us happier, positive person or TOXIC MOANERS...

 

GOOD AND BAD THINGS HAPPEN EVERYDAY, WE CANNOT CONTROL YESTERDAY BUT WE CAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON TODAY...

 

"Live The Dream (Your Life), Don't Dream Your Life..."

 5 years separate the 2 pics, in 2011 as a Fresh White Belt I became BJJ European Champ and 5 years later as brown Belt, The Old Man with a dodgy Back won Bronze...the only difference between pics is my Age. The PASSION AND DESIRE ARE INTACT!

5 years separate the 2 pics, in 2011 as a Fresh White Belt I became BJJ European Champ and 5 years later as brown Belt, The Old Man with a dodgy Back won Bronze...the only difference between pics is my Age. The PASSION AND DESIRE ARE INTACT!