What Propels Me

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The word propel is and has always been one of my favorites. It just connotes action…forward movement…journey. So when Propel Zero and Glam Media asked me to answer the question:

“What Propels You?”

I jumped (not literally, although in light of the theme, that would have been cool!). It’s something that I think all of us need to answer every day, if we want to continue working toward and setting new goals.

First, a quick story. Because if this guy isn’t a prime example of movement and action, I don’t know what is. And it will help illustrate why I do what I do.

Joe Johnston is 67 years old and one of the world’s best pole vaulters — not just for his age, although he kicks butt in his group. I’ve shared his story before (read all about it here) but I never shared the video that I helped produce. It’s a must watch. (Embedded below or linked here.)

I had the chance to visit his self-built “Joe Dome” and watch him fly. His muscles tensed, his sweat dripped and his smile nearly broke his face.

67, and still loving life. Still trying to set records. Still trying to figure out what he can do to be happier, healthier and more of a role model.

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And that’s what propels me, too. (Not the pole vaulting, because I am scared of heights.) I am 32, and hope to be 92 some day, walking (running?), smiling, engaged in my community and helping prove that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

So I watch what I eat, exercise, try to have fun…pursue my passions at work and at home…and spend every day feeling blessed for what my body allows me to do.

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I love setting goals. That’s how I completed three half marathons and a handful of triathlons. That’s how I graduated from college with two degrees and jumped right into my career. That’s how I made it through a 13-month engagement without killing anyone. (Kidding. Sort of).

But today, right now, my goal is to treat my body with love and respect and appreciate all that it has allowed and will allow me to do.

Propel Zero – in bottles and convenient powder packs – gives you vitamins C & E, B vitamins, and antioxidants. So you can replenish, energize, and protect with zero calories and no added color.

It’s what keeps you going – so you can do what moves you. Join the conversation about What Propels You on Facebook now.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Propel Zero via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Propel Zero.

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  1. Ma.Dharess says

    What does propel me? I actually run almost everyday and sometims even walk…It makes me fit and at the same time healthy inside and out…

  2. says

    I am propelled by my desire to always be my best – even when I don’t feel at my best.

    and 13 months? SO glad to read about someone else who had a long engagement. We got engaged March 10th and our wedding isn’t until late May 2013.

    • says

      My husband and I were engaged for 18 months. We definitely seem to be the oddballs out, but I’m really glad we took the time to realize we weren’t gearing up for a wedding, but for a marriage.

  3. says

    I’m propelled by wanting to live my life to the fullest each and every day. And I won’t be able to keep doing that if I don’t take care of myself today!

  4. Reina Trump says

    You’re such a flexible and cool person. How do you keep that flexibility and strong bones? I wish I could have the same. Will try some of those stunts above.


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