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Seven-year plan

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I began to develop my seven-year health plan May 28, 2014. I have heard it said that the body completely regenerates itself in seven years. I figured I should do my part to make that body better than the one I have today. The plan will begin on September 9, 2014 and last through January 8, 2022. Every four months, I will address another of the 21 areas of focus on my list. This gives me one "bonus round" so I can focus on the same area twice if I am struggling with it or need to go back later and revisit an issue where I have backslidden. I have a few that may be harder and others that may be easier. So, for example, say I am focused on building core strength for four months and still feel I need to keep my focus more intense on that area but not so much I want to burn my bonus round, I can focus the next four months on something simple like taking my daily vitamin. By the time I hit my 49th birthday, I should be feeling like a new woman. From 49 to 50, I continue to build on those new and deeply established habits so when I go to Hawai'i for my 50th birthday, I will be feeling pretty darn good and can enjoy the experience to its fullest.

My 21 items, in no particular order and to be taken as deemed appropriate when the time comes, are:

1. daily vitamin
2. strength training
3. yoga
4. cardio
5. freggies
6. water
7. appropriate number of good carbs
8. appropriate number of good fats
9. appropriate amount of lean protein
10. sleep (both quality and quantity)
11. brush 2x and floss 1x every day
12. electrolytes (i.e. sodium intake... that will mean lots less processed foods!)
13. posture (should be fairly easy if I do it after other things like core and yoga)
14. probiotics (could reasonably do this one with the daily vitamin, thus giving myself an extra "bonus round")
15. caffeine
16. core
17. prayer
18. breakfast at home
19. de-stress (intentional downtime, vacation, unplug)
20. fresh air & sunshine (garden?)
21. practice patience (stress hormones are so hard on our poor bodies)
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  • EILEEN828
    This is a very good well thought out list. May I ask why you want to start so far in the future? It looks like many of these things you must already be doing to some degree. It's a great Idea to put a focus on each one. Best of luck in your endeavor. emoticon
    1443 days ago
    Great list
    1447 days ago
    Interesting plan. I wish you all the best
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    1448 days ago
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