Monday, September 09, 2013
Another Year Older?
Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that I turned 55 and started this particular blog. Now I've turned 56 and not much has changed. Still kind of fat. Still out of shape. I think I have slowed down the spiral in turning into a blob...but I still have a long way to go.
And 56....man....that age has been bothering me all week. Jeeze, four more years and I'll turn 60 and, no matter how you look at it, 60 is old! I'm actually in spitting distance from Social Security. If I make it to the national average on age, I only have about twenty more years left alive.
Then, I decided to stop worrying about getting older and started looking at age as an accomplishment. I survived another year. I'm in better shape physically, mentally, and even financially than a lot of other guys my age. Let the birthdays come...fuck em. I can take it.
I'll keep on this goal of becoming physically fit because it is a REAL challenge. Any 20 something can be fit. Doing it after you've abused and neglected your body for over thirty years; that's an accomplishment. So...away with all this self loathing just because I managed not to die young. Back on focus. Back to the plan. Back in black baby.