Here is a sobering question to ponder, how much time do you have to live?
It’s an introspective eye-opening question right? It might even make you a tid bituncomfortable because realistically you don’t know the answer!!
Know one knows the answer!
Whether you have just been given a clean bill of health or diagnosed with a terminal illness, we still don’t know how long we have to live in this vast, grand world!
So now what? Gloom and doom?
Not on my watch.
LIFE is all about perspective. I say, carpe health & FITness! Carpe diem y’all!
Why not try to live your best life? Try and make every single choice balanced and healthy. Make it really count!
“Angi, please, I live in the real world juggling a job, kids, social engagements, barely getting by….I don’t have time to think about balanced choices…I’m merely trying to survive over here.”
Ok – I get it I fully understand but just hear me out. What length of time would be enough? What length of time would give you a proper perspective and help you live with more health conscious priorities? Because, if you ask someone who’s health is compromised or has been given a morbid diagnosis, their values change super fast.
Let’s say hypothetically you give yourself a good year or two. Now what?
Are you going to go full on gluttonous? Gorge out, lay around and do nothing? Smoke until your lungs colapse? Is that the example you want to set?
Or are you going to get with it and try to see and experience as much as you possibly can muster? It’s a little more interesting now isn’t it??
Now let me be clear, living a health conscious lifestyle isn’t a “sure thing” or proof that you will live to be 90 years old. It’s just your opportunity to breathe lighter so your heart isn’t over worked and your blood pressure isn’t sky-rocketing.
Exercise and eating a low-fat high protein diet so you will feel better and lower your risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, stroke and heart attack. The goal doesn’t have to be Mr. or Mrs. FITness Model of the YEAR! It’s to do your best to have an all systems go so you don’t break down too soon.
So what would you change if you were just given an ugly report? Think about it?
Sharp and physically able?
In my 20’s (←click here to read more about that) it was way to weird to think about life in my mid thirties and forties because to some degree I thought I would never grow wrinkled and old. It was almost impossible to view myself down the road because mid forties seemed so very distant. I didn’t listen to the hype and spent the better part of my early 20’s baking in the sun with baby oil, drinking, eating and frolicking on motorcycles. I did the whole starve myself thing to be skinny and it was torture.
By my thirties my first and only child had arrived. I was exhausted and constantly on the move. Coffee was a day and night staple. Activity was at an all time high with all of the in and out with car seats, diaper bags, strollers and chasing a high energy toddler. I worked hard and my body bounced back but there was a lack of sleep a compiled with the stress of paying bills and real adult commitments. It took a toll and I had to get serious about my nutritional needs. Now I was responsible for someone else so it was imperative that I remained healthy and in full operation mode.
Now I’m in the mid forties (click here to read more about this) and the teen queen demands are more mental and less physical. Stress is my biggest issue with a teen driver and college looming in the distance. The nightly glass of wine is often a go to because after all the business of life is busy and I work hard. The body isn’t as quick to snap back like it once was but I’m fighting like a champ every day and trying to ignore the weird creappy skin. I’m almost positive I say my mom’s in the mirror yesterday?!?! I drink as much water as humanly possible and I still don’t feel hydrated enough.
I suspect that in the fifties the wine waist is easy to spot. With less kid demands I can easily see the wine bottle becoming a permanent resident. Perhaps the more time you have the less active you become?! But wait, who knows your college graduate could have fallen madly in love, now engaged and it’s wedding planning time. Mother of the bride or groom will certainly suit you but…honey you’re want to look and feel AWESOME! You will need lots of energy for parties and social engagements. Sure, the thought of possibly being a grandparent freaks you out but hey bring it on.
In the sixties your happy and giving the grandkids back to mom and dad is the biggest delight. You spend a lot of time cooking and reading. Playing soccer and running around with the grandkids isn’t as easy as it once was. Traveling seems more of a hassle than a reward.
BUT LISTEN….It doesn’t have to be this way! I CERTAINLY hope not…not on my watch!
You can be as physically active and spry as you want to be. None of these things has to be true. You can be the grandma with a killer tight tush. You can run lines and slide on the playground slide. You can swim in the ocean and snorkel. You can travel the world with only a back pack because you did the work in your 20’s 30’s and 40’s and 50’s.
It ‘s called a healthy lifestyle! A healthy investment.
Change your perspective and start living like you are at the finish and going strong. Change your bad habits NOW!! Make the committment. Dedicate yourself to the best life. You only get one. Ditch the e-cigs, for eggs! Trade the recliner for the elliptical.
Too morbid? It all depends on how you look at the big picture. I personally take the optimistic view. I’m not sure how much time I have, but while I’m here I want to put my best foot forward. Living a healthy, active full, life and helping you do the same.
I don’t know where you are in life and I don’t care about your age or income bracket. I CARE about your health and spiritual well-being.
You can change. You have the power. All you have to do is make some better bad choices /simple savvy selections and routinely exercise. I can help you do one or both.If you only need assistance in the food and nutrition area have a look at my meal plan and FIT tips. It’s a very intensive packet of information. Tips and tricks on how to eat, snack and order healthy. It isn’t sexy. It’s boring and basic but it works!
Meal Plan & FIT Tips
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