Think in Decades - FIT Human Performance

Think in Decades


August 27, 2017 – 

From childhood to senior citizen is a matter of decades, how old are you? In answering this question, I would ask that you think to yourself , ‘do I consider my body to be a playful child, active teen, busy young adult, or am I already the tired old weak body that can’t tie my own shoes’? What decade of age are you already? The comment I often hear is that you are only as old as your mind is … I say nonsense. You are only as old as your body’s strength, movement, and organ health.

To illustrate the errors in this thinking just remember back to when you were a child. You know that there was a time when you could bend over and touch your toes with nearly perfect hamstring flexibility. The problem is that we stop practicing these movements and the body tightens back up or losses its strength … just not fair is it?

Remember the age-old phrase “use it or lose it”? If you know in your mind that one or two years ago you were a certain level of fitness and think that level of ability will come back to you quickly, you are sadly mistaken my friend. It takes time to get out of shape and it takes time to get into shape. Here is a question? How do you want to look and feel in 5 years? Well, that is going to take some time and effort and I hope you know what to do? Guessing can likely give you an injury and unless you are highly motivated, then quitting your fitness plan is much easier than starting one.

We watched a movie last weekend where the focus was the Catholic church and a strong point was that in religion they think in terms of centuries … not weeks or years. Health is not immediate; health is (should and can be) for a lifetime and our decisions change our health. My personal favorite way to ruin a lot of healthy work is a large double pepperoni, double cheese, and double jalapeno pizza. Oh how I miss them.

This year my physical showed a few signs of cholesterol and even slightly elevated blood pressure. My doctor was rather clear on exercise as the cure … I think he looked at my shirt logo and rolled his eyes. So the question becomes “what kind of health do you want to be in five years from now?” It will take some time to get there … so there is no better time to start than today, and I’d love to help you develop that plan.

In good health,


To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. – Buddha