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.

Sunday Seniors on the Move: A round-up of news about active senior citizens around the world.

We all need to take part in the events in and around our communities. Participating in these events, either by being a part of the organization, or by attending as a spectator, keeps us informed on what’s happening in our world.

Here are a few happenings around the globe where senior citizens have taken advantage of staying active:

NEW YORK: Poughkeepsie Journal, Senior News: Free tour days on the Walkways Offered

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20130609/LIFE10/306090039/Senior-News-Free-tour-days-on-the-Walkway-offered

UNITED KINGDOM: Todmorden News, Words Translate into Trips for Town’s Senior Citizens

http://www.todmordennews.co.uk/community/words-translate-into-trips-for-town-s-senior-citizens-1-5739823

INDIA: India Today, Delhi Government Plans more Recreational Centres for Senior Citizens

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-govt-plans-more-recreational-centres-for-senior-citizens/1/279256.html

LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas Sun, 10 Activities Senior Citizens Can Do This Summer in Las Vegas

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/08/10-activities-senior-citizens-can-do-summer-las-ve/#axzz2VlhosbE3

What’s going on in your corner of the world? Let me know about which activities are most important to you. Please leave a comment.

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.