I want to continue to increase my overall strength. My ultimate goal is enjoy the aging experience, learning to listen to my body and continue to push myself to be upright!
I remind myself how much I love feeling the right kind of tired. Before I got back into shape, I was tired a lot — the wrong tired. Now I have plenty of energy and I’m tired from pushing myself and I get to bed early and sleep really well.
I’m motivated when I look around that room full of all kinds of ages and body types and that “I belong” even if I don’t look like everyone else. I’m motivated by the young folks in class who encourage me to ‘keep up’, and by the older folks in class who reassure me that I have many more decades of active living!
Photo by Melissa Donald