Earlier this week, I came across an article about 99yr old Ida who set a world record for the 95-99yr age group running the 100 meter dash. Her tiny 4’6″ frame weighing 83lbs crossed the finish line in 59.80 seconds. Her inspiration to begin running was to pull herself out of depression and save herself.

To me, inspiration is the kick in to butt that reminds you to “do better.” Ida has truly inspired me. In her interview she said,

“Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”

She definitely hit the nail right on the head! As a society, we’ve gotten lost in the social aspect of food and drinks. We have forgotten the original purpose of food. Food is the fuel that our body and mind needs to function at maximum capacity. Exercise is the amplifier of our health.

What are you doing to improve the quality of your health? Do you find yourself unhappy, yet changing nothing? This blog may be under the nutrition domain, but how does emotion tie it? We can work daily at our physical health, but what about the mental aspect?

The most powerful piece of advice that Ida could offer is to love yourself. Love yourself at every size, every shape, and every phase of your life. Love yourself enough to take charge and create the best YOU possible.

No matter what you dream may be, chase it. No matter how far away your goal may be, fight for it. At 99, I think Ida knows what she’s talking about, so don’t forget to take care of yourself along the way!

I’d love to hear about who inspires you!!


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