I’ve been a fitness trainer for more years than I will declare. I know all the diets, all the exercises, all the motivating factors. What I am finding TODAY is that with body changes,
it’s much more difficult to keep a trim body…..healthy yes, I know what to do! But I am
having trouble “trimming” back my foods and need some outside motivation.

I have seen hundreds of people change their lives and hope I have been instrumental in helping in some small way. I have given away as much as I can to help others. I try daily with my stress management magic website to share with others. Now I am asking for INPUT please. Get me motivated. Give me some thoughts outside the realm of MY WORLD.

and……….thank you with all my heart!

6 Responses to “INPUT PLEASE”

  1. foxyfit Says:

    Believe me I do understand where you are coming from. I too have been in the fitness business since 1963 and a personal trainer since 1986 so I know what you are going through. I am now 64 yrs old, still training but also seeing my body change and morph into someone I do not recognize. I take comfort in knowing that I am healthy and still quite active and have accepted my physical changes with humility. I have adopted a quieter lifestyle which incorporates yoga, meditation and even acupuncture.
    Hope this helps some….

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    You are precious to take the time to share with me. Yes, mama taught me that growing older does make us more humble. How can it not? One walks past a mirror and it takes
    a moment to recognize just who it is!
    Good point. Being healthy is what it really has been about all along, eh? I am blessed with
    good health and stay active too, hiking and kayaking. I do love the idea of starting yoga again. Took it years ago and remember it was quite good exercise (I need the stretching).
    Thanks for the ideas and have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Ohg Rea Tone Says:

    Thank you for your honesty. I began working out again after about a five year lay off. I am not a personal trainer but was active in our local YMCA for thirty years – ten years on the Board of Directors. This past summer I worked in my yard and realized that I had lost a great deal of energy. I looked at myself in the mirror and was disgusted. I began the slow climb back to health. I admit that vanity was an initial motivator – but after six weeks I had only lost a pound or two – but I was feeling much better – with much higher levels of energy. I have managed to push a trim figure back to third or fourth on the priority list (It will probably always be important). But my supreme value today is in just feeling good and looking forward to a long future of enjoying my flower gardens.
    Ohg Rea Tone

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to share! Feeling good is the most important (but I
    also like to “try” to take care of my looks too! I am doing better now than I was. I found
    if I don’t have temptations in the house I can resist them:). Better for my husband too!

    Thanks again and enjoy your flowers – I love flowers!

  5. sureshrec22 Says:


    thanks for visiting my blog first. I found that you were a physical trainer so I know that I have no comparison to say you training tips from my experience.

    but I can say you what I have heard from experts in India..
    ” The only evidence that we all live and are alive is the body which shows to this only by keeping the body healthy we can do any sort of work.
    so Thirumular, a tamil saint said” if body dies then we die.. I develop my body so I increase my life”..see now the body is controlled by our soul.. if our body doesnt obey our soul then only problem comes. maintaining our body at 15 is easy but at 51 its difficult. its like we must overcome the nature force ..

    overall two things are important for resisting our body. first pure blood and then pure air. again see now how much ever pure air we brteathe is directly proportional to get pure blood.. doing excercise in gym will put you in trouble after your 45 years.. gym is for outer glamour but its not a healthy concept. after 45 it will decrease the space of our inside body . can u say any body builder who lived after 45 years didnt suffer from muscular dystrophy and neverous breakdown… for living a best life is by only one means ” YOGA”.. we can do upto 95 years .. so, try doing yoga daily in the morning 5 am.. then see the difference.. absolutly you will see the diifference.. there are lots of yoga seperately for every organ of our body..

    do those and try these simple rules..
    1. daily drink atleast 10 litres of water
    2. the only contact we have to this world is by lege. so daily before night wash it thoroughly
    3. eat only less than 3/4 to your stomach and divide to eat 6 meals a day
    4. put your desire to the least to gainn your life time to greatest..
    thank you .. dont worry in life . be haPPY . all the best

  6. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    I don’t know why I did not get your message until today! Things have been very busy here and I have been unable to write much the past 2 or 3 months. I loved reading everything you wrote. I agree with SO MUCH that you have shared. I believe we are living souls, and
    too – if the body dies (in my belief) the living soul dyes and the eternal spirit goes elsewhere!
    I always tell my students to take care of their body as it is the only place they have to live! 🙂
    I agree health clubs are primarily for glamour-I have trained classes in one, managed one,
    and owned one for a period of time. MY PREFERENCE is to train OUTSIDE whenever possible.
    Most health clubs see people join – stay for a time – and quit. It happens all the time.
    I do have a stationery bike in my living room – a long with hand weights…..just in case
    the weather keeps me inside. I still kayak when its raining lightly!
    I LOVE yoga!! I have done Hatha Yoga and I think it is wonderful in many ways. Just
    the Sun Salutations is a challenge and not just for the body – but for the mind.
    I love breathing! I still do yoga when I have the opportunity. My teacher used to
    teach us outside in the mountains….it was lovely.
    THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH and I also agree with all the rules you posted. I am confused about #2 though – “lege” what is that?
    All the best to you too. It made me very happy to read your post. Thank you for taking time to do it.

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