Thursday, July 11, 2013

Do You Know Joe?

I have a friend named Joe. I see Joe only once a year during my family vacation. Joe is super cool. In fact, when I grow up, I wanna be like Joe. Joe is 71 years young and Joe has guns. His arms scream "I'm a man!"

Ever since I've known Joe, I've thought he was cool. How many 71 year olds do you know who kayak down rapids, ride jet skis, and exercise daily? How many 71 year olds do you know who are still conquering life?

Anyway, like I said, I see Joe once a year. So, for 51 weeks out of the year, I don't see Joe. This year, when Joe saw me he said "I've lost 25 pounds since February. I looked in the mirror and said 'something has got to change.' I started doing 1500 push-ups a week and running on a treadmill or elliptical for 20 minutes a day. Oh, I also cut back on sugar. No more soda and sweet tea for me. You know what? The weight came off easy."

Ive never known Joe to be overweight. But, did you get all that? Joe lost 25 pounds and said it was easy. 200-300 push-ups a day, 20 minutes of cardio a day, and cutting back on sugar made losing 25 pounds "easy." Joe rocks. 

Joe made a decision, set his sights on his target, and hit the mark. Joe doesn't play when it comes to making a decision. Did I mention Joe has guns at 71 years old, arms a teenager would envy! 

Do you know anyone like Joe? Someone who can make a decision, set a goal, and go get it without any excuses? I'm not pro-treadmill (I dislike them.) I'm not anti-sugar (I like it!) My opinions about health and exercise don't matter to Joe. Joe just goes after what he wants and finds a way to get it done - with consistency - day in and day out. 

The result? Life. 

Joe is a young man. Young, but wise. He knows consistency without wavering is the key to his health, to his life. At 71, his pulse is in the 40s, his pipes ripple with muscle, and his life is an adventure. 

When I grow up, I wanna be like Joe. 

Do you know a Joe? Are you a Joe? You can be a Joe at any age. You can live and love life at any age. It is "easy." Just ask Joe. 

2 comments:

Paul Lyngso said...

You're a Joe to myself and a lot of other people!

Tim Anderson said...

Wow! Thanks, Paul! Iron sharpens iron.