[This post is one in a series about my fitness journey. Consider starting at the beginning.]
Last month I turned 40, which means I’ve been on my fitness journey for almost 18 years. The thing that’s most amazing to me is that the past 5 years have been the best part. To phrase it differently, I’ve been happier with my fitness and my fitness progress in my late 30s than I have at any other point in my life.
The journey to my current body hasn’t always been a consistent one. There are some good long stretches when I’m on my workout game, doing all the right things, and feeling great. There are many short stretches, measured in days or weeks, when I can’t muster up the energy to get to the gym or are too stressed out to make it happen. There are even some longer stretches when I was suffering from depression or injury and workouts simply never happened. But I’m doggedly persistent and such a creature of habit that I’ve gotten myself back to the gym and on my routine after those times.
Every person’s fitness journey is different and we all get on and off that path at different times in our lives. Regardless of where you are on your own journey, remember that it is a journey, not a destination, and our bodies are a perpetual work-in-progress at every stage of our lives.