Who wouldn’t want to be one of the elite? Who doesn’t want to be part of such a close knit group of committed humans?
Someone who earns the title of Navy Seal is definitely at the peak of their physical and mental fitness, they wake each morning knowing their purpose and trusting that the people they see daily have “got their back”.
Spoiler alert – I will not be a Navy Seal. There are several reasons for this, the main one is that I am officially too old!! Yup, these things happen when you turn 50.
The fact that I am disqualified does not mean I do not want a little of what they have. The last few years have thrown a few health challenges my way and I am ready to move on and regain as much health as possible.
I would love to be in peak physical and mental condition and know I need help to reach those higher levels so I borrowed our son’s Navy Seal workout book and am loving it.
Well, I love it when I have finished it. I am not so enthusiastic at exercise 7 or 15 (of 21) when I can barely breathe, have sweat dripping in my eyes and my legs feel like jelly. But afterwards??? I feel fucking fantastic, to be perfectly honest about it.
Now, you may or may not decide to invest in a similar program in order to improve your health. But I do want to encourage you to do something; get off the couch and exercise harder than you usually do.
Walking is great, yoga is wonderful but this intense type of physical challenge is a game changer. Seriously, this kind of action will dramatically affect other areas of your life. After a short period of time, I am running (slowly and not far) for the first time in years. I am also sleeping better, waking easily, and I swear my memory has improved.
Be sure to go at your own pace, even if that means doing just 1 repetition of each exercise and check in with your doctor if you have specific concerns about intense exercise.
Not sure I will ever be ready to try the cold water training (like the photo) but I’m not saying never … who knows what the future might hold?
Till the next time,