With all the fad diets and exercise information, you’d think everyone would be in terrific shape. But we’re not.

Many people make excuses for why they are not in shape. Genetics. Strange ailments that prevent them from doing anything. They hate exercise. Whatever.

I traveled to Mexico for over a month and what I saw changed my perspective forever.

A popular myth is the myth of retirement sipping drinks on the beach. Well, what I saw in Mexico were people who had been busy sipping drinks all their life and now could only waddle around, relegated to a few senior-friendly activities because they were too out of shape for anything else.

Lest you be one to make excuses, here is a link to some feats performed by our elders that landed them in the Guinness Book of World Records. Let them motivate and inspire you—and eliminate any excuses!