Is that your excuse??
I hear it everyday…, “My metabolism has gone down, I can’t eat like I
used to, I don’t have time to exercise like I used to….” Great excuses,
and that’s what they are.
Yes, your metabolism does go down with age but not as much as you would
like to think. The big reason your metabolism goes down is because your
ACTIVITY level goes down.
Think back, how active are you now compared to when you were young?? Do
you still have recess everyday and play after work like you did after
school?? Do you go out on the weekends and come in when it’s dark or
when your Mom makes you come in??
When was the last time you ran just to see how fast you could go? And
when was the last time your hands and feet looked like prunes from
swimming for 8 hours non stop??
If all these activities are way in the past, that’s the big reason your
metabolism has gone down, not your age.
It’s probably been quite a long time since you let it rip like when you
were younger. The scenario now is probably sit at work all day, and then
go home and sit some more.
So if you would like to eat more and look and feel better, maybe get
outside more often and play a little more…and use the excuses a little
Yours in the Truth – Coach
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old…We grow old because we stop playing.”
Ouch!! Truth hurts.
Very true, when I started working out again, I gained the freedom to eat more of the things I liked without worrying if I was going to gain weight like crazy. I’m not even that old, but I’ve been working at a computer for the past 11 years. I didn’t get out much and it was horrible on my body. Now I have much more energy and my metabolism reacts more like I’ve gained some part of those 11 years back.
SO TRUE! I often find myself sitting when I get home because I want to make excuses to escape/put off some of the mundane responsibilities.
What a great excuse to blow off my responsibilities by playing! Of course I will be in a better mood mentally, and have more energy to take care of my responsibilities when I am done playing.
I agree, David. I still try to stay as active as I can and have a better play-time relationship with guys that are half my age because of it. I played several games of tennis this morning with my son (who is 16) before coming into work. I used the excuse to him since he beat me many more games than I beat him, that it was because I am much older, but I know it is only an excuse. The real reason is because he is much better. But I am always telling people that it is up to me to stay youthful, even though I get older. Good word of encouragement, and this weekend, I may just water ski all day on Saturday, and then do some roller blading before I go out dancing (not). lol Have a good one. Mark