“You are never going to be as young as you are right this minute”
How does that make you feel?
Worried, depressed, not bothered… whatever you think there actually isn’t much you can do about it right?
Kind of… you can either seize every moment you have and enjoy life as no matter what your age, none of us really know how long we will be around for so why not be the best we can be whilst we are here.
Or you can just moan but that’s a waste of energy in my opinion. Yes your joints may be a bit more creaky than when you were younger, and the thought of wearing high heels all night doesn’t appeal as much as it used to, but think of all the bonuses of having been around a few more years than some people. You have SO much more life knowledge and experience that gives you so much more confidence than many young people lack.
Today many people are remembering 9/11 but I am also remembering my school friend who lost her battle with cancer 4 years ago. I have been lucky enough to have those extra years she never had so often when things are getting on top of me I remember how lucky I am.
So today my message is just to be thankful for what you have and make the most of the present moment and tomorrow – you can’t change the past but you can change the now. Perhaps you haven’t been putting enough time and energy into your health and fitness and maybe now is the time to stop making excuses and prioritise it. Here is one of our lovely Zest Bootcamp members explaining why she joined us 2 years ago and has been coming ever since. (I caught her on video directly after a 6.30am boxing workout!)
Look after your health because no one else can do it for you. Here is one of my super healthy smoothy recipes that will instantly make you feel 10 years younger!
1/4 ripe avocado
Small or half large banana (can also add couple of strawberries if you prefer a sweeter smoothie)
1 cup of almond, rice or coconut milk (ideally unsweetened)
Heaped teaspoon of tahini (sesame seed paste) or almond or cashew butter
Large handful of watercress and/or spinach
Ice cubes and 1 cup or more of water to achieve preferred consistency.
And that’s it – blend it like Beckham!
(Add more banana and use spinach instead of watercress for a sweeter drink that kids will love.)
Have a great weekend – go do some lovely things that make you happy no matter what your age