Back in February, 2018, I vividly remember waking up and thinking how disgusted I felt about my own health, and how uncomfortable I was in my own skin. It was then and there that I decided to take matters into my own hands.
LAUGHING IS THE BEST
Believing that it is important to actively contribute positive energy to the cosmos on a regular basis, I try to do my part in a small way by bringing some of the absolute finest dad jokes on record to your social media stream. Groaners, eye-rollers, head-waggers and comical critics be warned, these jokes will most certainly have you be-moaning the dad joke exosphere, but secretly coming back for more … mental health has hardly ever felt so awkwardly rewarding.
MY FITNESS REVIVAL
Mental barriers and ridiculous excuses are the toughest hurdles to overcome, making a commitment to live a healthy lifestyle was the most important lifestyle change I ever made. Hopefully this extend my life expectancy to enjoy the shenanigans of my amazing daughters well into their own retirement years, because how fun it would be to annoy them for that long!
Starting slow in 2018, I began taking long walks and trying to control my portions at meal time, while also trying to avoid snacking after supper. Just these changes alone made a huge difference in my energy level, but walking quickly turned into jogging, and jogging into running. Bolstered with some biking and the occasional bodyweight circuit thrown in for good measure I feel as though I am quite literally in the best shape of my entire life.
Just to be clear, I mainly keep fit so that I can afford myself the luxury of drinking wine and eating a bit too much when the opportunity presents itself, but the new balance I have found makes me feel a great sense of accomplishment, not to mention that I wake up energized and feeling very good about who I am each day.
No matter if you’re just starting out or you are bolting hardcore for your next Ironman qualification, I welcome the opportunity to be part of your motivational team. Never give up, let yourself have bad days once in a while, then get back to it twice as hard the next morning, if this 50+ old guy can do it, you most certainly can too.