I got to celebrate my Grandpa’s birthday over the weekend. He turned 101 years old. To many this seems unreal, but to me it seems only “fit”ting.
Grandpa was always someone who talked about health. I remember him telling me what he ate for breakfast because it had lots of fiber and that fiber was good for you. And that you should always get so many grams of fiber every day. Or to make sure you don’t eat too many sweets because that could make you fat. However, he did enjoy his desserts! And every day to make sure you take a multivitamin. It seemed to me when I was little that he knew about all the healthy stuff. He always had all the facts on this type of stuff. I didn’t care about that stuff then. But, now I sometimes chuckle as I catch myself saying the same things to my kids.
He not only talked about eating healthy, but lived a healthy lifestyle with physical exercise. Every day he would try to get in a walk or bike ride. And, sometimes both! When I would stay and visit him in the summer, I would remember the bike rides with Grandpa being one of my favorite parts. We would go on a bike ride to the nearest bike path. At the time, I didn’t realize that he was 75 years old and doing this!
As the years past, Grandpa continued to walk outside until he was 93 and moved into assisted living with Grandma. I think the coolest thing is that he rode his bike until he was 85. He was very adamant about getting his daily exercise in and never used his age as an excuse!
Grandpa doesn’t say too much these days, but I am sure he would love to tell us how he was right about healthy living. However, he doesn’t need to tell us because he just showed us!
Grandpa Russ has a strong faith in God. He believes each day is a gift, yet a project that he must complete with the best perfection he can muster. How well are you completing your project? Ask yourself…How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you really are? It is never too late to start living healthy!
#findyourstrength at any age!
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I write blogs about my accomplishments, my failures, my doubts, my goals, and my inspiration. But, it’s really not about me. It’s about real life and the challenges we each face and continuing to find your strength along the way. I want to inspire people, but I also want them to see the real me. I am just a normal person trying to do the best I can with what I was given. This is my journey and you have yours. Nobody is perfect…all the time. We all suck at things. -Mary Sheckler
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