Recently, I have
been reconsidering my own wellth and realize
that while my life is going in the
direction...there are a few things that I need
to pay more attention to...like how much of me
there really is around me--my weight gain.
I guess you have
to be careful what you wish for, eh? Being
happy is going to kill me!
So, I decided to
add Health & Well-Being to my list of
Challenges. In doing so, I began to really
pay attention to what it was that kept me from
automatically being as fit as I need to be to
live a higher quality of life.
In doing so, I
discovered that what I was doing was living as
if I wasn't!
What do I mean...?
Well, when I ask
myself this simple question: "Are you doing the
things right now that you will be doing as a
healthy 80 year-old?"
Of course, I
wasn't and that is why I'm carrying more weight
than I need and exercising infrequently.
It became clear to me, that all I had to do to
be as I wanted to be was to change the way I
thought and acted about being.
In fact, I was
being exactly as my thoughts allowed me to
be...fat. I had a fat person's habits.
You know the comedian Jerry Clower once made the
statement that "salad made people fat!"
His reasoning was that he always saw fat people
at the salad bar. I thought that was
pretty funny and it ties in nicely with my
thoughts on "living as if you were."
If you want to be
a healthy 80 or 100 year-old as I do...because
I'm curious what we're going to make of this
world in the next 50 years....you have to live
now as if you were a healthy 80-100 year-old.
What does that
mean for you?
For me, it means
Eating better, smaller more frequent meals.
Learning about my own glycemic issues and how
most of the foods I like are on the wrong side
of the index.
Exercising regularly and more robustly.
Paying attention--being mindful of living as if
Taking an integral approach to Health &
Well-Being: take care of my inner world, as well
as my outer world...and finding better ways to
cooperate, collaborate and serve others.
Well, it's been 21
days since I started and I feel good about how
far I've come. What's more I feel really
great about where I'm going and what I have to
do to become that healthy senior citizen!
Life is short!
Live as if you were!
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