10 Things I learned about life and fitness from my Grandma!!!
1. Be your best.
My grandma always said or implied do your absolute best and then nobody can judge you. The challenge is to decide for your self are you really doing your best. If you can honestly answer yes to that you are going to win in life!
2. Work hard and never give up.
Work Hard and keep on moving forward. When I was young my grandpa died in a tragic tractor accident and it was one of the saddest times for my family and myself. My grandma continued to work the farm, work hard, and give to others.
3. Value God, family, and community.
Keep God, family and community close. My grandma lives in a rural area but she continues to support others through her love and compassion.
4. Lifting weights is important.
Lifting heavy weights makes you strong and fit. My grandfather would be on the road hauling cattle and my grandma would do lots of heavy lifting. In her prime she was in great shape and still is to this day and I am convinced it is because of lifting heavy things all day long. She never went for jogs, used the shake weight, or walked on a treadmill!
5. Stay physically and mentally active as you get older:)
Stay active and moving… The older you get the more important it becomes. My grandma comes to families homes and watches kids, cleans home, plants gardens, helps paint, does laundry and more. Let me tell you she does not sit still.
6. Manage money wisely.
Spend wisely, save for a rainy day, and invest wisely. Along those same lines she said credit cards mismanaged will destroy a person and maybe even a nation. I used to think grandma was paranoid but she is right!
7. Be thankful and happy with your life no matter what.
My grandma is thankful for the smallest things.
8. Run your life with systems.
My grandma has a great routine for her life. She still gets up before the sun comes up.
9. Enjoy a good book and know when to relax but not be lazy.
10. Keep life simple and fun.