Week-end: links & life {vol. 41}

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

gym selfie friends

When you wear a #gymselfie shirt, you have to take a selfie. And it’s more fun with friends. These ladies are part of the small group I help train; I adore them. And they make sixty-something look awesome.
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Capable of more: life lessons from the gym

After Saturday’s workout I thought,
“I’m not going to be able to move my arms tomorrow!”

Now let me make this clear: you don’t have to feel sore to know you had a good workout. That depends on your body and your goals. But the thing is, I’ve realized through working out that my tendency is to do the minimum required. I show up, I do it, but I don’t go above and beyond. My non-competitive nature means I don’t care much about winning, and as a highly empathetic person, I’d feel bad if I won anyway because I wouldn’t want to make anyone else feel bad.

Once I noticed this tendency in my workouts, I realized I do this in the rest of my life, too. Maybe this is human nature and not exclusive to me, but I tend to take the path of least resistance. I have great intentions, but in practice I usually end up doing no more than is required of me. In times of stress, this becomes an even bigger issue.
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