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My Future Self Is Depending On Me

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Monday, September 23, 2013




I'm still on track with my personal challenge to make as much progress as possible by New Years Day! This challenge isn't about weight ...I haven't weighed myself in over a year! No, what this challenge is about is simply doing my best to make each day as healthy as I can, by eating right, exercising, and taking care of ME.



The sad truth is, I neglected my health for way too many years. When I was in my twenties and thirties, I took good health for granted. I hardly ever exercised, and I ate all sorts of junk food. I was overweight, but I told myself I was just "voluptuous." I convinced myself that I was healthy, and that I would worry about my weight "someday."

"Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually’, just do it and correct course along the way."
~ Tim Ferriss



And now that I'm 52, I sure wish I could get into a time machine and go back in time to my younger self. I'd give myself a knock upside the head and say "Wise up! You better take care of your health NOW! It will pay off when you're older!"

Unfortunately, I can't go back in time. But I CAN take care of my health now, knowing that it will not only benefit me today, but also in the future.



There are times when I struggle during a workout and there are times when I just plain old don't want to do it. There are times when I don't want to track my food, and there are times when I want to eat food that I know is not good for me. But when those times happen, I remind myself that my future self is depending on me to be strong right now. The things I do now, good or bad, are going to pay off later. And I want to make sure they payoff in the best way possible.

PS: There are 99 days until New Years Day!




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LORIVIOLA 3/14/2014 7:52PM

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GRAMPIAN 11/17/2013 5:04AM

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CANNIE50 10/28/2013 10:34PM

    This is SUCH a good blog. I am a couple years older than you. There are two women in my family who inspire me - one is 60, the other is 69. The 60 year old pays close attention to every ache and pain and convinces herself that she must give attention, and mention, each and every ailment, big and small. She has many admirable qualities, but this is not a habit I want to emulate. The 69 year old woman has been in assisted living for years. She is weak as a kitten, and bed-ridden, and it is completely due to lifestyle related illnesses. I admire her for gathering her family and saying "I do NOT want you to end up like me. I did not take care of myself. It is too late for me but it is not too late for you." I have always exercised, adjusting it as I age, but keeping exercise as a daily priority. I quit smoking and drinking many years ago, and for that I am grateful on a daily basis. My biggest regret is that I allowed myself to become overweight years ago and have fought this battle for so long. I am comforted by reports that it is better to be overweight and active than to be thin and sedentary, but I also don't use that as an excuse. This battle has proven far harder than I ever dreamed it would be. I grew up thin so it never occurred to me that I would have to fight my weight for much of my adult life. Anyway, I did not mean to go on about myself. I just really wanted to tell you that I admire you for doing what you do now instead of giving up and giving in, as is tempting to do in one's 50's. Again, excellent blog.

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LIZZIE138 10/4/2013 6:04PM

    Truer words were never spoken. I too wish I could wop the head of my younger self .

Even at 57 I'm finding out that emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 10/3/2013 5:35PM

    Enjoyed the blog, you can do it

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WHITEANGEL4 10/2/2013 9:31PM

    Wonderful blog and you are your own master

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GEORGE815 10/2/2013 7:12AM

    Everyone wants to be someone else. Be your own hero. Great.

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    Good job!


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JAIMESIZED 9/30/2013 8:45AM

    Loved this blog! It's hard to forget how important it is to be healthy NOW so we can have a healthy future. Thanks for the reminder!

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LEANMEAN2 9/30/2013 6:25AM

    Good one! Thanks for sharing.

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KICKINGKILOS 9/29/2013 10:24PM

    Great post.
My mom.in her late 50's has lots of issues.
I feel so sad. But her physiotherapy has been helping.
Take care Pixie


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KIPPER15 9/29/2013 8:17PM

    Wow the picture of the two women is really a wake up. Thank you.

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JULIAMOONCHILD 9/29/2013 10:53AM

    The picture of the two ladies - WOW! If that is not a testimony as to what happens if we don't take care of ourselves - compared to what happens, hopefully, if we do, then I don't know what is!

Your blog, as always, is truly a wake-up call. Ahhhh, if only we could go back in time. I, for one, can imagine a whole lot of things I would have done differently. Like, maybe a million things ... but, it is what it is. Today we have today. Can't fix all the mistakes of the past, but can do our best to fix those we can, and repair as best we can the ones that can't be made like new again.

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NERDLETTE 9/28/2013 2:03PM

    Love this blog - it is so me! I especially love the picture of the two older ladies. Gotta keep that one in mind next time I want to slack off! emoticon

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HERMIEME 9/27/2013 10:26PM

    emoticon Here's to our future selves!

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GEORGE815 9/27/2013 5:20PM

    Great advice. Thanks!

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OFFICECHIK 9/27/2013 1:25PM

    Such an inspiring post. I just turned 50 and could not agree with you more in every regard. We can't go back, we can't turn back time but we can do something about today and today leads us to where we will be tomorrow. Thank you for writing such a thought provoking blog. emoticon

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ISABELLE31 9/27/2013 11:55AM

    Wonderful points. I've only been overweight and out of shape for about 8 years or so, and I'm just barely into my 30s, but I'm already wishing I could go back and kick myself in the butt to keep myself in line.

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KAREN633 9/27/2013 7:49AM

    My future self says thank you

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MOTIVATIONFOUND 9/26/2013 6:14PM

    Another great one! You're so right - doing this now helps us today and also in the future. I know which picture I want to resemble when I look at the two older ladies in one of your post pics!

Really great message.

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    Love this! Thank you!

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    great message

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JSEATTLE 9/25/2013 7:01PM

  Wow, 99 days sounds so fast but it is still plenty of time to affect a change! Good Luck to you and me both!

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  Good blog

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MRSRIGS1 9/25/2013 1:29PM

    If only we could travel back in time.....BUT, fortunately, we can LEARN and fix our mistakes. Thank you for reminding us that it's never too late to think and place ourselves first in health. emoticon

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PACKERMANN 9/25/2013 11:45AM

    WOW...thanks for sharing!!

i have begun exercising again.
thank you for leading by example. :)

pat

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KITTYCAT64 9/25/2013 11:40AM

    I am listening to your advice. I have so many health problems that have accrued, with interest over the years.

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FRABBIT 9/25/2013 11:11AM

  Great advice as always. Still wondering where you get these great pictures. You are so creative.

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