Life is a battlefield for many of us and some of us struggle more than others "to keep up with the troops and put our best foot forward". But just think about this for a moment; to be able to achieve your full potential by using your God given talents; to earn your living in a way which suits you best and is absolutely in tune with your personality and ability; to look and feel great for your age at any time, can only promote happiness, personal satisfaction, physical and emotional wellbeing, wouldn't you agree? And just imagine the feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction in the knowledge of a life well lived, when our time comes to leave this earth.Sadly very few will ever have that satisfaction.Instead, most of us, especially as Baby Boomers, find ourselves "stuck or bogged down in the mud of life". The reason I use that phrase is because in my book I introduce you to the Royal Marines SBS mud crawl.
Only those who have actually experienced "the SBS mud crawl" will know what it feels like to be stuck in the mud; the feeling of absolute hopelessness and frustration of going nowhere; with no energy left to go forward or backwards, is indescribable. Only absolute willpower will push you on to move your body!.Life for many of us, especially as Baby Boomers, is like that as well. We find ourselves "stuck in the unhappy circumstances of life", either through our own fault or through causes beyond our control. Most of us resign ourselves to our lot; we settle into a comfort zone, put up with it and don't want to move yet whinge about our circumstances and all the "bad things" that happen to us.
Others are too scared to do something about their situation and choose the easiest way out; they stay put and by doing so, condemn themselves to an unfulfilling, empty life.Very little is also said or known about the Baby Boomer "male meno-pause or mid life crisis." Many men, when they reach their mid forties and fifties, go through the "failure stage" of life simply because of the way they think and then behave. They compare themselves to the younger generation of males (and females!) and look at themselves and their achievements in life and realise that "time is running out".Self sabotaging thoughts are the main culprit that will rob you of your Victory in life and really push you over the edge when it comes to male meno-pause or mid-life crisis. Our sub-conscious mind; "the mental diet" which we feed ourselves with every day, plays an absolutely essential part and is the deciding factor in whether we will ever achieve our true potential in life or not and what kind of a life we will live.
Like passing an SBS/SEAL training course, it all happens in the mind first.Another factor is your physical health and strength. As a young man I was fortunate enough to pass the arduous Royal Marines SBS training to qualify as a Combat Swimmer/Frogman or Navy SEAL. That period in my life taught me the importance of "Short Burst" exercise routines. One, two, five minute aerobic and strength training exercises that would instantly get your heart rate up, work and strengthen your muscles, stimulate both hemispheres of the brain and get the lymph and blood moving through your body. Muscle is also your biggest fat burning engine in your body and as the benefit of muscular and aerobic exercise is accumulative it is absolutely essential that you introduce this type of an exercise regime into your life.
As a matter of fact, the mind and the body are are intricately linked through our energy or meridian systems; when either one is weak or out of balance the other suffers. You should aim to include a mind-body exercise in your daily life and my University tested 16 minute Boomerang GYM together with my "Emotional Freedom" E ?Book might be a good step in the right direction.Just remember one thing; no matter how old you are, its never too late to start!..Johan Tonsbeek is a 58 year old, Ex Dutch Royal Marines SBS (Special Boat Service) ? Combat Swimmer/Frogman (Navy SEAL) and Accountant.
He is now a qualified fitness instructor, author, public speaker and Mind-Body Coach and has developed a "short burst" exercise regime called the Boomerang GYM ? http://www.boomeranggym.com , which he promotes with his new Mind-Body E ?Book "Emotional Freedom", based on the Special Forces approach to training and attitude.
By: Johan Tonsbeek