That has been my tagline on my WeChat account for a while now, and at the beginning of 2021, I still feel the same way. I am grateful for the life we have, albeit somewhat restrictive and frustrating. What is comforting is that we, my wife and I, are both healthy and vibrant! A large part of keeping sanity is the regular yoga/HIIT/exercise and being vegetarian (or small meat intake).
I can always wallow in the fact that I am currently unemployed, and there is no steady income, and we are in a pandemic with nowhere to go and hard to find a job. But instead of rushing through life of materialism and never ending rat race, we now have a chance to contemplate how precious life is and a modified lifestyle can still give us the peace of mind. I have learned/expanded on my urban farm life by raising more animals, coming to realize that we are all connected, and that life is amazing. When I used to commute to work everyday in the past, my biggest wish was to be able to stay home with my loved ones and still not worry about money. Now at least half of it is true and the other half will just work itself out.
I would always tell anyone that whatever age you start and stay with yoga, your body/appearance will stay at that age. This is ture so I applaud young people for starting early and also it is always not too late to start. My trigger time came when one day I bent down to tie my shoelace and I could not reach it. It is then I realized that to live a good life, I must be willing to put in some work. It was a process, but after so many years results speak for itself. Shoot for 3 sessions/week where you sweat buckets and you will be on your way to the best health in your life. If you find yourself wanting to change your lifestyle for the better, wanting to find motivations to be on this path, please reach out to me since I am never too busy to chat with you.
Photos are taken almost 4 years ago; You can do it too!