You Are Not Too Old…

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Our view from the top of Brasstown Bald

It’s not about age.

That is what I found out last week as I was climbing Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.

When I was there 4 years ago, my husband and I struggled to get up it.  We were breathing hard and had to take rests in order to make it to the top.

“They should have warning signs for people over 40, so we know what we are up against”, I croaked out between breaths.

I was blaming it all on my age and the fact I was a couple of years past that 40 mark.

Little did I know that climbing that same stretch 4 years later (and thus 4 years closer to 50) was much easier.  I have shed a few pounds and now that I am exercising regularly I am a lot fitter.

I made it up the mountain easily and did not have to rest once.  (I still had sore legs the following day, but that’s to be expected!)

And yes, you get injured more easily and don’t recover quite as quickly as you get older.  However, it is all about your level of fitness (of body and mind).

So stop blaming your age.  You are not “too old” to do anything, to go after your dreams.

Step up your fitness level.  Start exercising your body and start exercising your mind with some motivational “brain food”.

You are never too old to learn and chase your dreams.  Get going!

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Daphne Bousquet, CMP

Daphne Bousquet, CMP

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Daphne Bousquet, CMP
Daphne Bousquet, CMP
Daphne Bousquet, CMP


  1. Congratulations, Daphne for going for your dream. You’re never too old to do anything. It’s about “mind over matter.”

    Your post reminds me of my first hiking experience ever in Sedona AZ and the ability to stretch comfort zones. Thanks for making me smile. : )

    MaryAnn D’Ambrosio

  2. Daphne Bousquet, CMP says:

    MaryAnn, I don’t think my hiking/climbing experience comes even close to what you did in Sedona. I loved your blog post about that and how you overcame your fear.

    No fear involved here, it was an easy trail, just pretty steep and quite strenuous when you are not in shape.

  3. Awesome Daphne! I am working on getting myself in shape! Sitting behind a computer can sure take it’s toll!! 🙂 Thanks for inspiring!

    • Daphne Bousquet, CMP says:

      It took me a while to get in shape and I have to admit I fall off the wagon on occasion. (Actually missed my workout this morning) But I feel so much better and that is the most important thing! Good luck, Jen! Let me know how you are doing and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Chris says:

    Great example of perseverance Daphne and another lesson I’m taking away… And that is, with age comes wisdom born of experience.

    The second climb was easier because you knew what to expect and what the achievement really meant to you. We get to tap into this as we get older and it’s one of the gifts you didn’t know to expect…

    Thanks for demonstrating it so clearly…and loved the rainbow!

    • Daphne Bousquet, CMP says:

      The rainbow picture was taken by my son at the top. Pretty cool, huh? Thanks for the comment and visiting!

      By the way, you are right. The second time is easier, because you’ve done it and know what to expect. Since I remembered struggling the previous time, I was pleasantly surprised that it was so much easier the second time around.

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