An Aha Moment from my 81 Year old Client

I didn’t need to write an entire blog entry on this, but I was having an amazing conversation with my 81 year old client Loraine this morning. She truly is an inspiration to me. One of those people I could just train for hours, day after day. I was commenting to her how many of my clients that are 70+ are so motivated and don’t complain at all compared to my younger clients that need to change their lives before it is too late. She just smiled at me and said something to the affect of  ” yes dear, your younger clients still THINK they have all the time in the world.” It truly was perfect.

I see it all the time, numerous people who come to me in their 30s and 40s looking for help yet just don’t seem to have the fire in their belly to make changes in their life. The destructive illusion that there will always be time seems to be a common thread. If only people made those changes today instead of when it is 10 years too late. In Loraine’s case she has done a wonderful job of self preservation, and our workouts are way of maintenance. Unfortunately, I can’t count the number of clients and ex-clients that will have to wait until that something big happens before the illusion of time sinks in. This just doesn’t go for working out and fitness. This short little conversation stuck with me today to reflect on the areas of my life where the illusion of having all the time in the world has allowed me to become lazy and uninspired…

The best time to start (FILL IN THE BLANK) was 10 years ago, the next best time is right now.

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