Thursday, August 13, 2009

Exercise with a positive mental attitude.

A new senior veteran just joined our gym. He was walking on the treadmill, when i went over to greet him. I gave him a jovial thumb up's sign and said, "Welcome to our club. You are doing well and please keep it up". Breathing hard and shaking his head, he replied, "I am getting old!" Looking at his face, i believe he should be around my tender age. I encouraged him further, "The word 'old' should be taken away from our mind. Keep exercising and we shall be healthier and younger. At the same time, be brave to admire those attractive and beautiful ladies around. They can make us feel young as well". He did not laugh or smile, and instead he responded, "No! Don't look at women. We should be looking and admiring the green nature around us. Looking at women is bad for our age!" I was caught here and i had to keep silence. He could be right you know!

While i was at the other corner working on my iron, i was thinking to myself. Thanks God! Luckily i was not him, who looks weak and haggard, serious in look and has no sense of humour, and unfriendly. One could be exercising but without the positive mental attitude, our physical and appearance might not fully benefit from the exercises. The different in both of us, he feels old and accepted to be old, whereas i feel young and smell young. I drew attention from the members around but he had to be left alone. Everyone has a choice and my choice is to be young as long as i live.

Food for the heart - "Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it." - Irving Berlin


Wan said...

Hi Robert,
I agree with you that we have our choice on how we want to live of lives.
And I do admire your positive thinking.
Maybe, the next time I want to know a person's age, I should ask "How young are you, Sir?"
Keep it up, Robert. I just like reading your blog.

Wan said...

sorry...typo error... we want to live our lives...

Robert Foo said...

Hi Wan..

Is not easy to write everyday. More so to write something to benefit those who are reading them now. I write on day to day happening, which are true facts of life. Tell me...what are the subjects you like on my blog which creates your interest? Your true view would definitely help me to improve further.

Red Lavender said...

Hi Bro,
I sympathized your "old" friend,but in actual fact you are right, live young and he is also right. You need to admire green nature and also the young girls. No harm done.
This article reminds me to manage my time to the gym.Heeeeee

Robert Foo said...

Hi sis...

Should have taken you to our gym when you were here in KL. Any way, you still look good and sexy.

Wan said...

Hi Robert,
I understand that it is not easy to write and maintain an interesting blog.
I have tried writing a blog but realise it is not easy to maintain it.
I actually like all aspects of your blog especially your philosophies about life.
It made me realise more about life and the way we should live it.
Thanks and do keep in touch.