I decided that I needed to make a change with my body last year. I let myself go for far too long, and I was really feeling the effects. I no longer felt like I did in my twenties and thirties, and I was only 48 years old. If I had to pin down an age, I would say that I felt like I was in my fifties. In no way shape or form was I anywhere near the best for Australia or my wife. I wasn’t even in good shape for myself. I felt fatigued, old and grouchy. I couldn’t take it anymore, and a lot of things needed to change.
My biggest fear was that I had done too much damage to my body by not taking care of myself. As a young man in my twenties, I did work out at times, and I ate a pretty healthy diet. But by the time I reached my thirties, I became lazy. And I assumed that the good health then was going to stick around for awhile, but I was far off base with that assumption. By the time I reached 40, I began slowing down. By the time I reached 45, my body ached. I laid around on the couch a lot. I didn’t want to get things done around the house in my free time. I didn’t look forward to getting up in the morning because I just didn’t feel good.
When I started to make changes, I didn’t find those things hard to do. It made me wonder why I had put off getting healthy for so long. I realized that taking care of yourself and getting lazy about it is all in your head. Now, I look forward to taking my supplements, going for an evening run and making sure that what I eat is good for me.