Updated: Apr 22
All of the following things happened in what year? 1994, 1995 or was it 1996? 1. I graduated from high school (barely) 2. I had a walkman tape player (Sony yellow) 3. My car caught on fire in my driveway (piece of shit)
If you guessed 1994 you were right and if you are classified as Generation X because you were born between 1965 and 1979 you will remember that phrase “All of the following happened in this year”? It was actually on the original “Dateline” with Stone Philips and Jane Pauley before it turned into another weekly murder investigation show.
Towards the end of each episode, they would have a trivia section that pointed to a list of events that all happened during the same year and you could guess which year. A simpler time for sure.
It was also a time when commercials for buying a peloton were replaced with Billy Blanks and Tae Bo, 8 Minute Abs, The Abdomenizer, Buns of Steel and let us not forget the Thigh Master where Suzanne Sommers appeared to be shooting a porno. They were literally on television all the time, and on every god damn channel. How many of those things did you or your parents own and more importantly actually use?
To be honest, all of those products probably worked but I doubt many of them actually got picked up after they were shipped to your front door. Have you ever been to a Goodwill lately? I dare you to not find one of these 1980 or 90 pieces of fitness glory or at least a VHS tape with a logo on it as a reminder of how prevalent these things exercise opportunities were.
What about you? Are you that person who has to part ways with a fitness tool in a descret fashion? It is always funny to me how people buy fitness equipment but have a hard time throwing it away. Rather than tossing it to the curb (for everyone to see), people donate it to friends as way of telling themselves that they are simply letting someone else borrow it (forever).
And the next time you need a clothes rack to hang your wash on, just buy a treadmill.
Everyone in the Generation X crew is now over 40 years old. Crazy right? And as someone who has spent the better part of the last 25 years in and out of doctor offices and hospitals because of a rare disease I have, I am here to tell you that you have to find the time to make fitness part of your weekly (ideally daily routine) from here on out.
The ironic thing is that I am not telling you this based on my own health background — but because of what I have witnessed in and out of my regular visits to the doctor for the last quarter century. If you need any inspiration to get your ass in gear, go visit a diabetes center for a week and I bet you will see your fitness future more clearly.
Do yourself a favor and invest in your body. At this point in your life, you have to appreciate that things are only going to get tougher physically. Use that mind of yours to push yourself to some fitness each day to make the physical as good as you can for as long as you can. I’m not suggesting swimming the Pacific or running a marathon(yet anyway) rather building fitness confidence day to day and week to week.
I actually have the perfect fitness platform for you to get started. I decided to create the Fitness Made Easy platform with an emphasis on efficient workouts for anyone who is looking to make difference in their own life. Whether I knew it or not at that time, it was for people like me. People not wanting to give a ton time but still get a return on investment. I knew that consistency was going to have to be involved.
I like to compare exercising to financial investing. If you want to save money you have to do each pay period. Once and a while isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good. Exercising is the same thing. Sure you can go here and there but why waste your time if it isn’t going to truly benefit you? Why not make a consistent commitment to get a sweet return on investment not only in the short term but more importantly in the long term?
That is what the goal of Fitness Made Easy! Effective, efficient and easy workouts to keep you coming back. The platform focuses on resistance band and cardio workouts. All of the workouts can be done from your home and with over 400 videos to choose from, you have workout plan for the rest of your life. It is the ideal platform for almost anyone and especially my fellow Generation X babies!
Which of the following things happened in 2021? 1. You found your fitness footing. 2. You found a fitness plan you enjoy. 3. You found a way to make sure you can spend all that money your saving for retirement.
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