Fitness has been important to me for different reasons at different times of my life. Now, in my 50’s, with a teenage daughter, it’s to be a good role model to her, but also because I feel great when I’m active, have time devoted just for me, and also to be proactive for good health and longevity.
When I exercise consistently and eat healthfully and in moderation I feel great, energetic, inspired and ready to face each day with positive enthusiasm. When I deviate from this I feel it in all those aspects. This is why fitness has to be as an essential part of my day just like eating and sleeping.
I have a history of health issues that is long and daunting. I need to do what I can to be and stay healthy. Plus, life is just all around better when I feel great!