EVERY CHALLENGE ENDS IN A POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR ME!

What have I gotten myself into this time?

PHOTO CREDIT: Diana Busby,
What have I gotten myself into this time?

While I was making a comment over at Loud Waterfall Photography, I got to thinking about the topic. The month of June has been a month of challenges for me, both personally and professionally.

I signed up to blog every day for 30 days.

I signed up for a 4 week course on writing for magazines.

PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.therenegadewriter.com
Linda Formichelli

Write For Magazines

I challenged myself to train for the Golden Olympics.

IMAGE CREDIT: Courtesy of Warner Robins Patriot Newspaper

What am I thinking? With my current 5k time, I couldn’t meet the minimum requirement for an 80 year old, much less someone my own age. No disrespect intended to anyone in your 80’s; you inspire me.

I challenged myself to a 30 day AB workout… that I’ve yet to start…

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I used to have abs like that… and I will again.

And finally, I’ve challenged myself to earn more as a writer by sending out 30 query letters in 30 days with Mridu Khullar Relph.

My realization is that although these challenges are quite difficult to maintain, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more ALIVE!

2013 04 02 The Color Run, Hampton, GA

PHOTO CREDIT: Brandy Busby

In an article by Sophie Lizard at Be a Freelance Blogger, I found a quote that I’ve repeated often since reading her post.

“Confidence comes from action.”

What action have you taken today to make your life better? Share your experience here.

Fitness Round-Up for the Young at Heart: News from around the globe on how senior citizens stay active.

  • “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” Satchel Paige (1906-1982)  This baseball legend continued his successful career well into his 60s.

You are more than a number!

http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x514117391/New-exercise-area-geared-toward-seniors

http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/opinion/mailbag/active-senior-hitting-stride/article_66704acc-ca63-11e2-979d-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_8a24ed50-ca41-11e2-8f21-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/bolingbrook/ct-met-bolingbrook-video-gamesi-seniors-20130602,0,6370153.story

If you want to improve the service in your community, start by getting support from your city leaders; better yet, become part of the city leadership and promote health issues among seniors.