You are only as young as your spine is flexible. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.
~ Joseph Pilates
Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.
~ Chanda Kochhar
Everything’s in the mind. That’s where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it.
– Mae West
When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you approve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not today, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day a time. That’s the only way it happens and when it happens, it lasts.
– John Wooden
By the way, Wooden knew about success, big time. He coached the UCLA men’s basketball team to ten NCAA championship wins in a 12-year period.
7:00 am: Max the cat nudges my hand: “Wake up Foodface, get your lazy buns outta bed.” I consciously breathe, focusing on my inhales and exhales. I breathe for one full minute and fall back to sleep.
7:05 am: Max wins! As I roll out of bed, I pull in my abs and slowly roll up to stand, squeezing my buns for good measure.
7:06 am: I wash my face, dry, and then . . . take my hand towel overhead, pulling it tautly. I stretch to the left and stretch to the right. Continue reading