Monday, December 02, 2013
The other day, November 27th to be exact, I realized that I was one month from the other side of my life. Let me explain. In one month, I'll be 46 years old. I eat fairly healthy, move my body around most days, love my life, and try to stay upbeat. I could see myself being a feisty 90 year old. So, at 45, I'm literally at mid life. And after my birthday in December, it will be the other half of a beautiful life. Get it?
Anyway, I started to think of all the relatives who were obese, all the years of just sitting watching them do...nothing but eat. I remembered my dad smoking away, my mom tossing back a few too many drinks, and I knew that their health was directly related to their choices. You see, not one family member who was obese or even slightly overweight had a positive attitude. They griped, they moaned, they bitched, and they were so jealous of everything! The others who lived to be literally over 100 walked everyday, ate a ton of veggies, were very faithful people, read a lot and here's the other thing- I remember them laughing all the time. Now, it is a memory of a child, I realize that, but I think that if given the choice of being obese and unhappy or healthy and laughing that is a no brainer, don't you?
It all comes down to how I choose to be today. Will I be a force for good or will the bad stuff just drag me down? Will I choose to shut off the damned TV and walk outside or will I watch another episode of "Will & Grace" on Lifetime, and wonder what the 3 dimensional people are doing?
I think I know the answer today. Look out, world. I'm going to be in 3-D today.