I was driving home tonight listening to some great music in the car and it hit me.
IT HIT ME HARD !
WHAT WAS IT THAT HIT ME?
What hit me was the realization that I feel fantastic. I’m 50 years old and my health is excellent. In fact, I’ve never felt better in my entire life.
That’s what hit me. I’m on a roll right now. I’M ON FIRE !!! MY PASSION IS HOTTER THAN EVER !!!
I’ve decided that, to the extent possible, I want to go through each and every day feeling 100% good about myself. Not 90%, not 80%, not anything else.
I’ve been paying special attention to virtually everything I’m doing these days. I’ve basically been working on bringing balance into my life.
For those of you who aren’t sure what I mean by balance, it’s simple.
Balance is decreasing everything that is excessive and increasing everything that is deficient.
What Have I Increased?
Exercise – I now do 2 to 3 hours of physical activity EVERY day. I’ve been doing this for nearly 5 months. I’ve been sore quite a bit, but my body is starting to feel a lot better and the soreness is starting to leave my body.
Healthy Eating – I’m now VERY careful about what I eat each day. I only choose to eat foods that are healthy and good for me.
Love For Myself – I take time each day to appreciate myself.
Meditation – I’m still working on this one, but I’m starting to meditate more each day. What I’ve actually found that works for me is walking meditation. I go out in the hottest part of the Arizona days and walk for 2 to 3 hours (yes, I drink a liter of water per hour while doing it). I then meditate while I’m walking as I’m by myself and it’s quiet.
What Have I Decreased?
Soda Pop – I have not had a soda pop in 5 months. While I’m not 100% convinced that they’re bad for me, I am 100% convinced that they’re NOT good for me. Hence, no more soda pop. I’m not saying I’ll never have one again, but for the near future, I don’t want it.
Alcohol – I have not had any alcohol for 2 months. Same as soda pop here. While I’m not 100% convinced it’s bad for me, I am 100% convinced that I don’t need it to feel good. Hence, no alcohol. I’m not saying I’ll never have alcohol again, but for the near future, I don’t want it.
Junk Food – Quite simply, I feel so good right now that eating bad food makes me feel terrible. My wife and I took a vacation last week and while we were on the road, I wasn’t always able to find my regular food choices. I did not like the food and I didn’t feel good about eating it, but after 3 days back home I felt great again.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU WANT TO INCREASE OR DECREASE IN YOUR LIFE?
Please feel free to comment. I’d love to know what changes you have made (or want to make) in your life.
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Have you checked out my website that profiles the benefits of walking? iWarriorWalk.com