Today is my birthday. Some people bemoan their birthdays because it means they are getting older. Others don't want to share their age because our society has a "thing" about numbers.
I'm happy to take as many birthdays as possible.
I'm Going To Live to 100
My Dad used to tell me he was going to live to be 100 years old. He was serious, and for a long time I thought he might make a run at it. How we get from our very first day, through each birthday, and land on our last day is a combination of genes, luck, and hard work.
Since Dad didn't have the chance to hit his magic number, I've decided I need to finish the job for him.
Today I'm just about half way home.
I don't have much control over my genes, or the luck that is (or isn't) headed my way, so I've decided that if I'm going to live that long I need to focus on the hard work part of the equation.
Today begins a new commitment to hard work. A new way to think about fitness and food and sleep and health.
I already enjoy working out, and I am quite disciplined with what I choose to eat. But I haven't been thinking big enough about how far I can go...about how much I can achieve...and how much harder I can push myself.
How About You
Oh, and one more thing. One of the most powerful benefits of my fitness journey so far is the incredible amount of energy I have at work. Think about that for a minute. I'm now making health a central part of my career strategy. Maybe it could be part of yours too.
Now it's go time! Dad, I've got your back.
I'd love to hear from you.