Spring is peeking at us from around the corner and it brings fresh air and fresh starts. Let's all get re-energized and make fresh new plans to get healthier, happier, and more productive. Yes, I said productive. It doesn't matter if you are working or retired, we need to be productive in order to keep vibrant and healthy. If we ever sit still, we are done.
"If you have grown up
by age 50,
You don't have to."
- Unknown -
Now for the sparkles.....my four year old granddaughter loves anything that sparkles. In fact, I love sparkles, too.
So here are a few sparkles for the month of March, hope you love them:
"You can be gorgeous at thirty,
Charming at forty
and Irresistible for the rest of our life."
- Coco Chanel -
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
- 1 Corinthians 10:31 (KJV) -
"It took 50 years to look this good."
- Unknown -
"50 isn't an expiry date...It's a
go-ahead signal, honey!"
- Tosco Reno, Canadian Health Writer -
"50 today! You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again."
- Unknown -
"You're only as old as
you remember you are."
- Unknown -
"It's true that life begins at fifty,
but everything else starts to wear out,
fall out, or spread out,"
- Phyllis Diller -
"Those who think they have no time for exercise
will sooner or later have to find time for illness."
- Edward Stanley, Bishop of Norwich -
"If you really want to do something,
you'll find a way.
If you don't, you'll find an excuse."
- The 'Rock' Duane Johnson -
“Most people don't grow up.
Most people age.
They find parking spaces,
honor their credit cards,
get married, have children
and call that maturity.
What that is, is aging.”
- Maya Angelou -
“I've enjoyed every age I've been and each has had its own individual merit.
Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present,
the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see.
Nowadays, I don't want a "perfect" face and body;
I want to wear the life I've lived.”
- Pat Benatar,
Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir -
Make it a priority to get back on your health plan. Get serious about your lifestyle changes such as healthy eating, exercising and moving more. Maya Angelou has it right, don't let your lifestyle be defined for you...that's aging, instead you decide what your lifestyle will be and work toward that...that's anti-aging. 🙂
Bishop Edward Stanley hit the point exactly when he said that if we don't make time for exercise we will be forced to make time for illness. If you don't move and you sit or lay for extended periods of time you will eventually lose your good health. I would rather spend my time walking, bowling, dancing, or moving in some fun way than be sick and unable or not feel like doing anything. I personally try to walk at least three days a week and most of the time four or five. When I don't walk or exercise in some way, I feel sluggish. Moving makes me feel good.
“A merry heart does good
like a medicine:
but a broken spirit
dries the bones.”
- Proverbs 17:22 (NKJV) -
I spent the month of March writing about health and wellness for a reason. My hope is that someone who reads this knows that while you may have fallen back to your previous unhealthy habits, it is never too late to turn it around. It is never too late to start working on becoming all that you can be. If you are successful with your new habits for three days, and then you fall back on old habits for one day, you are still two days better off than had you done nothing.
Are you living the best life you can live? Are you moving every day? Are you exercising most days every week? Do you make conscience choices about what you feed your body and choose healthy foods? Do you feel good most days or do you struggle every day to get up and going? Share what works or doesn't work or you so that others may benefit.