What am I talking about? Jeopardy answer: What is your health…
This is one of those realizations that you often don’t understand until it’s too late – so on the off chance that anyone younger comes across this, pay close fucking attention!
When I was young I was motivated to exercise because I wanted to look good. Fair enough.
Then as I became older I started to understand the health benefits, as a result this became my primary motivator.
But once I began to see health, vigor, and function start to go in people in my age group, it really hit me – I don’t care how much pain I have to suffer to hold on to what I’ve got, I’m not stopping moving and pushing myself until I’m dead.
So yeah, I’m hanging onto my current state of health like grim death.
BTW – fun fact: Who coined the term? Why, Shakespeare of course!