Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's a Brand New Year!

Wow....time sure flies.  It really seems like it was only yesterday that the calender turned to the year 2000.  Everybody was fretting that Y2K would cause civilization to crash.  I knew it was all bullshit, but I stayed up to make sure the lights didn't go out, just in case.  Then came 2001 and all the predictions by that great movie of the same name fell waaaaay short.  No moon base.  No space station to vacation on.  No space flight stewardesses.  No homicidal computers.  Whatta gyp.  

More years and more years.  Now it's 2015.  Shit!  I had the rather distressing thought earlier today by remembering that I graduated from high school 40 years ago.  It seems that the older you get the older you get....and you get there a lot faster.  By the time the nice symmetrical year of 2020 gets here, I'll be well past 62 years old.

Once again I say...shit.

So what does this have to do with the price of rice in China, much less this blog.  Well, I look at the title "Fitness after Fifty" and think that I should change it.  I'm way past fifty, closer to sixty actually, and I have generally become pretty fit for somebody my age and neglectful background.  The trouble is so damn slow.  Changes in your body, good or bad, are very gradual and go unnoticed with just day to day observations.  That's where frustration sets in.  That's when we give up.

"I'm tired of doing all this exercise and not seeing anything!"

"I'm sick of watching my diet all the time and still have this gut.  Everybody else gets to eat whatever they want."

We say things like this to ourselves.  I do.  I don't notice the changes in my body because I live in my skin and see it every day.  But...every once in a while I run across somebody that hasn't seen me in a while.  THEN it is brought out very clearly.  I went to Texas for my Mom's funeral and saw several family members that I haven't seen in several years.  Each and every one made comments about how much weight I had lost...and I don't thing they were just being polite.  They seemed genuinely stunned. get back on topic....I am wanting to change the title of this blog.  I haven't really come up with anything yet but I want it to reflect my current status and goals.  I also want to start doing a bunch more video content.  It's kinda hard to document change with photos of my feet.  One more thing I will be doing as something of an experiment is to take a photo of myself every day for the year.  By December 31st I should have at least 300 photographs and we'll see if anything is really changing.

And cat blogging...oh hell yeah