Thursday, February 27, 2014
Looking forward a decade from now,
Where will I be? What will my fitness level be? What would my future self say to my current self for encouragement and support?
This is a task I have been challenged with today, to determine the answers to those questions. I know that I am 18-24 months away from reaching goal weight based on a healthy loss of 1-2 pounds per week, and based on past experiences.
That would mean ten years from now I could look back and say "Wow! You have been within five pounds of your goal for 8 years now. Great job!"
Where I will be is not as easy to answer. I am retired much earlier than anticipated. I would love to hope and dream that my dear husband will still be alive, yet I am not so sure he would still be here at home. Or, I may be a widow at that point. Where I will be in a geographical sense is difficult to see. Thus I will focus on my "best case scenario" which is to say I will be right where I am today. My FS would say "You did a great job remodeling your home when you retired. It looks fantastic! "
What will my fitness level be? FS "You are amazing! Look how much stronger you have become! Things that were difficult for your 56 year old body to do, you are now doing with ease and comfort. Great job!"
Ironically, my 56 year old self actually IS much stronger than my 46 year old self was.
Let us continue living a life of no regrets, treating each day as a precious gift. We never know for sure if it is going to be our last. Love your family and friends, forgive transgressions, and strive for peace, harmony and balance.
Life is much too short to waste even one precious day, hour or moment.
Onward & Downward!