In my 20’s, I defined being in shape by my accomplishments. By how long I could jump rope, how many push-ups I could do, or how much weight I could lift.
In my 30’s, I fought through injuries but still measured my success by whether or not I could keep up with everyone else.
Now that I’m in my 40’s, I feel pretty good if I can get through a workout without hurting myself.
Getting older isn’t easy. Neither is fighting the common health issues that we accumulate along the way. I don’t know anyone in their 40’s or 50’s that doesn’t have some kind of health issue that impacts their ability to workout. So we modify, go a little slower, and workout fewer times a week.
Read entire article at Getting Balance: Finding the Tricky Balance Between Age and Fitness