Motivation to Walk – Getting Started

Motivation to Walk – Getting Started

Sports cars are made for individuals, guys and girls who want excitement and fun, who want something different to the average everyday car.

Some sports cars are refined and sophisticated, sports machines for the businessman with power, comfort and impeccable manners. Others are raw and macho, beasts where comfort didn’t even make it onto the list of essential attributes. And still others fall somewhere in between.

But they’re all fun to drive and most of them are drop dead gorgeous.

So if you made it to sports car heaven, what would you expect to find? Corvettes of course, Mustangs, fantastic red Ferraris, Porsches with their aircooled boxer engines at the back that are as similar to VW Beetles as men are to apes, Thunderbirds, … the list goes on and on.

So what will you find on this site? Corvettes, Mustangs, Ferraris, Porsches, the cars you’d find in sports car heaven. And there are plenty more makes and models still to come. Our own piece of motor car heaven is still being populated!

The 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s were a classic era in motor cars generally, it was when sports cars came of age and it was before fuel crises, pollution and safety concerns forced a reality check. You’ll find plenty of cars from that era on this site.

The late 70’s and 80’s were lean years but in the 90’s mainstream motor manufacturing discovered once more that the sports car could turn a profit. The makers of reliable and rather ordinary mass motoring are once again turning out two seat convertibles and sports coupes. Of course the likes of Porsche and Ferrari never stopped building exciting cars so there are lots of later model classics to come yet.

Classic sports cars didn’t appear from nowhere, so you’ll find the history of the companies that built these beauties on this site too.

If you’re building your own little piece of sports car heaven you can’t manage without collectibles. It doesn’t matter if you have a couple of dozen classics squeezed away in yMy Story- Motivation :“The What”

Like all stories, mine initially was inspired by “The What” and continues to be driven by “The Why”. The motivation to walk was inspired and powered by these two little words.

“The What” was easy to identify. “The What” is The Problem. At the age of 50, I took stock. I was overweight, unfit and getting older. And……..I had a long medical history. My motivation to walk was health related. Simple. Or so you would think. Motivation to walk is one thing. The inspiration to walk was another story.

For most of my first 40 years, I had been heavily involved in competitive Sport – mainly rugby league, touch football and cricket – firstly as a player, then as a junior coach and official. And, I was fairly successful. I also enjoyed recreational swimming in summer. Motivation to walk or run was easy. I enjoyed what I was doing and it came fairly easy to me.

So, as you can imagine, I was reasonably fit and healthy for most of my youth and early adult life. Unfortunately, a ruptured spleen at age 16 and a string of broken bones and dislocations restricted my progress to a large extent. Despite these annoyances I was able to compete at a medium to high level until the age of 30 when Testicular Cancer caught hold of me.

After surgery, months of tests, chemotherapy and a drop in weight from 65 Kg to 55 Kg it took me around six months to recover both physically and mentally. After 12 months I was back to my normal bodyweight. However, my fitness levels never quite returned as the drugs used to treat the Cancer had left lifelong side effects. But, I must admit that this was infinitely better than the alternative!

The nerve ends in my feet have never fully recovered causing the feet and toes to cramp in cold weather. I also suffer from “pins and needles” on the soles of the feet and around the toes, but……after more than 20 years, I have learned to accept this discomfort. Also, the bones around my mouth and jaw aged and weakened our garage or if you don’t have any, you always want more. That’s where collectibles come in. They’re much more affordable, they don’t need maintenance, you can still admire their beauty and they don’t take up heaps of space.

So you’ll find plenty of posters here. Enjoy them online or hang them in your garage, office, home, or where-ever. And you have to have calendars so you may as well have them with fantastic pictures of your favorite classics.

Enjoy our site, and enjoy your passion. prematurely causing gum disease and a complete loss of teeth 4 to 5 years ago. Thank God for dentures!

Although I found that I could still play my favourite sports Post-Cancer, I learned to accept that the things that I had formerly found easy to do were not quite so easy anymore. By the time I was 40, I was starting to have great difficulty running more than 1Km due to pain in the ankles and shins. My motivation to walk or run deserted me and it was about this time that I gave up…………..

I no longer played any sport, I had stopped coaching, I couldn’t run. To make matters worse, I was a smoker with a very high cholesterol count and I was starting to stack on the Kilos. Oh, yes………..and one other thing. I was in the middle of a major business collapse.

So, what did I do? I did what everyone else does. I sunk into a deep, although short lived, depression and followed it up by going on a DIET….mainly to reduce my cholesterol!

Yes. A diet. You know………… the Miracle Cure that solves all problems, gets you back on track without having to exercise, and makes you feel fantastic……. for a few months, anyway. Then you get slack and 1 month later you’re back where you started. You know the drill, don’t you? We’ve all been there.

Diets are a short term, and sometimes dangerous, solution. Unless we eat the right foods, get plenty of vitamins and minerals (in the correct balance), drink plenty of clean, fresh water, exercise and don’t quit, we are doomed to repeat the same losing cycle over and over again. And that’s exactly what I did for ten long years.

By the time I turned 50, I had begun to reassess my entire life. I came to the conclusion that it lacked Balance. I had a good family life and a good job. I had stopped smoking but I needed to eat better and start to exercise. On top of this, I had just been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, a disease which causes a reduction in lung capacity and results in shortness of breath. My doctor suggested I exercise or face the consequences. “The What” had been identified. My motivation to walk was clear.

I had not yet explored “The Why”. My inspiration to walk was dormant and holding me back. I was yet to discover that the motivation to walk must be coupled with the inspiration to walk to get the car out of the driveway.

Click here to read about “The Why” and how important it is in the whole health and fitness process.

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