Age is often used as an excuse not to do something, but it is never a good reason not to pursue something or do what you really want to do in life. I had a career change in my late 30’s for example and in the video below is Ryan, a client of mine who really is an inspiration. Ryan turned 60 earlier in the year yet he still gloves up and goes full steam ahead in his boxing training. Not only does Ryan enjoy boxing but he is also a singer and guitar player who produces his own music.
Ryan is a prime example of why age is just a number and teaches us if there is something you want to do in life, then follow your heart and go for it. The boxing training has helped Ryan to have the energy to enjoy other things in life such as playing with his grandchild, he has never used his age as an excuse to hold him back and it is true, you never really feel old unless you start using your age as an excuse, a lot of it is a mindset, if you tell yourself you are old you will perform like you are old, sure we all get old sometime and it will eventually effect our performance but if you tell yourself you are old and cannot do something or it hurts too much then you are old before your time, if you lose your enthusiasm you will age quicker, don’t lose your passion for life because of a number, don’t feel like because you have kids or grandchildren that it means you can’t do the things you love to do.
so what’s stopping you from taking just a small amount of your time and investing it into your health so you can also better enjoy time with your friends and family?
You can also read an interview I did with Ryan earlier in the year here
Boxing Coach Strength and Conditioning Coach Boxing Writer for the Ringside Report Boxing Author of: (Available for download on Amazon) The Boxing Cheat Sheet - Your Ultimate Guide to Ring Survival Strength and Conditioning for Boxing - Work out Hits to get you Fighting Fit! Forgotten Legends of the Ring - Ten Past Masters of the Squared Circle