She was really talkative this night and I just listened. She exercises five days a week because she has to stay healthy. She believes that what she is doing is keeping her out of a convalescent home. She knows the day she goes will be the beginning of the end and she doesn't want that. She exercises five days a week and does not eat after 5pm during the weekdays. She is a little more flexible on the weekends. She has not eaten a hamburger or hot dog for 25 years and never eats fried foods. If she has pizza, she never has meat on it, it is just veggies. One of her weaknesses is chocolate. She does allow herself to have that. She amazingly does not take any meds besides her vitamins. That is fantastic!! At her age, she says that her metabolism doesn't work anymore and she has to keep from gaining weight. That is why she eats right and exercises daily.
I listened attentively to her talk. She was proof of the rewards of a healthy lifestyle. That night I walked in lazily, without a lot of motivation. But after talking with Ms. Amazing, I felt ashamed of my thoughts and was more motivated than I had ever been before. This is not a short journey.....it is a long journey that will have long lasting results. I can honestly say that I did not expect to be motivated when I went to the gym, but I got more than I bargained for.