Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Over the weekend, my mom mentioned to me something her doctor had told her. It was basically along the lines of "For your first 30 years you can basically do whatever you want to your body (i.e. cheese steaks and beer) and you'll likely make it through. How you treat yourself in that next 30 (30-60) though has critical impact on the quality of life in what could be your final 30."
It is important to me that I'm a good influence on my children. That hopefully I'm lucky enough to be around to be an active grandparent. I want to live as much life as possible without illness and becoming a burden to my family.
Short-term success is great, but sometimes it's tough to tackle difficult changes now when the need isn't quite as dire. It was nice to have the reminder that this stuff is also groundwork for how I want to live in the future.
Just thought I'd pass this on. Hope everyone is having a great week!