My hubby and I went to our weekly workout with our personal trainer, Jack. We’ve been with him for about 7 years now. He’s an awesome trainer and has become a good friend. Today he became a better friend when he looked me over and complimented me on my lean physique. He mentioned that. along with our workout, my twice-per-week pilates is really showing and he’s so proud of me! Also complimented me on my new, short and sassy haircut. I can always count on Jack to notice when I’ve changed the color or cut of my hair (which I do quite often). That is usually how my husband finds out I’ve had a change in style – when he hears Jack mention it! Well, anyway, I strutted out of the gym like a peacock this morning, flexing my 61 year-old self. Retirement has allowed me the time to take brisk walks in the morning, hike up and down my staircase several times a day, practice pilates twice per week, and look longingly at a dusty bowflex machine upstairs. I do need to dust that thing off – and maybe pull on a couple of bars. It’s just a matter of getting started – like anything, getting started is the hard part right? Getting started requires a plan. Setting a date on the calendar. Promising yourself to give it a try. And once you try it – you might really like it!