Don't fall into the trap of thinking it's too late to start
At 46, Jennifer Devlin knew that her 50th birthday was on the horizon, and she recognized that (in her terms), her middle-aged spread wasn’t getting any smaller. She knew it was time to make big lifestyle changes, and in a fit of productivity, she informed her family that the formal dining room was being transformed into her yoga studio, “I bought several yoga DVDs and a Pilates reformer (that was a QVC late night splurge), then I promptly did nothing for two years.”
Bet some of you have been there, huh?
At 48, ever-closer to 50, Devlin was about to sell the gently used equipment, but decided to give it one last go. And give it a go, she did. In fact, she radically changed her life by changing the type of program she planned to follow. “I realized in order for me to incorporate exercise regularly, it had to be fun. Out with the yoga DVDs and in with the hula hoop, Kangoo Jumps, and Zumba classes.” As a result, she successfully committed to an everyday exercise habit. “I do something different every single day, and if it’s not fun, I don’t do it.”