My Number One Reason To Work Out
In writing on this subject, I must admit that in my younger days it would have been to get in shape for an athletic event. Now that I’m nearing Silver Sneaker age (I was instructing the silver’s just a few years ago), my number one reason, by far, is the feeling of euphoria I get after completing a workout where I sweated my butt off. Where I may have been depressed and in a foul mood before exercising, I am now in heaven.
Fitness is like a self-fulfilling drug you can never get enough of once you reach your set point (ideal weight you will stay at forever unless you become a #1 slacker). Coming in at a close number two is the ability to be able to eat what I want once the workout is complete. I dream of the pizza I will be enjoying at the New York Pizza at High House Road and Highway 55 in Cary, North Carolina, or the Tuscan chicken pannini and beer I might savor at Cafe Caturra off of High House & Davis in Cary.
It is monumental to be able to keep the physique you desire, and enjoy the foods you want at any age. Without a fitness lifestyle, that luxury would not be possible for “The Fighting Fireman.” The aftermath of a workout is the greatest high you will ever achieve, and it’s healthy.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and don’t slack on the exercise!
Yours In Health,
The Fighting Fireman