This post is the third in my series of Onward to 60, where I write about my five-year strategic plan. A path I am embarking upon so I can turn 60 living my life the way I want! (Read the post about my financial journey.)
We are chatting about health today, the second of the three-pronged issues, financial, health, and social.
This blog is getting to the root of the problem, and a rant. Not sure how much goal setting or planning I will get done today, but this process is just not about setting goals. You have to truly understand what is hiding under the layers, the root of the problem, before you can solve anything.
In the past I have said, it’s not what the what, it’s about the who you want to become. Is this the who I want to be?
When I was 50 I was in the best shape I’d ever been. Out in Colorado, I lost 30+ pounds, hiked or ran almost every day, went to the top of two 14’ers during the month of June. I am lucky to slog a mile now.
I only ate when I was hungry. I didn’t eat junk. I rarely drank.
Came back to Missouri and five years later I have gained back that 30 pounds plus a few more, and I don’t exercise much.
Like my blog?
So what happened?
Here is what I was thinking at 4:00 this morning in my half sleep, part dream state and sort of awake.
Am I unhealthy?
No, aside from sinus surgery last year, and a short bout with low Vitamin D, oh and high blood pressure (which losing ten pounds would cure), I am fine. I just had my yearly physical, where they discovered the low Vitamin D, and but everything else checked out a okay!
So what is the problem?
I loved being 30+ pounds lighter. I was happy. Am I happy now? Yes, but one can always be happier I think. Do you?
I have resorted to emotional eating. I am stuffing my feelings about many things, or I am just bored, and I eat. I need to figure out why I am doing so much emotional eating.
I hate exercising here in Missouri, In Colorado I could hit the trail at noon, in the summer, and be fine. Yesterday, here, it was 98 degrees F, with 43% humidity. I’m not doing a damn thing in that heat.
In Colorado all trails led to beautiful sites and smells.
I am a tad bitter that I am not in Colorado. There you have it. So everything here is going to suck, whether it really sucks or not.
I need an attitude adjustment. I don’t live in Colorado anymore and I am not sure that I ever will live there again. So I can lay on the couch and bitch about how great I was out there, or I can start being just as great here. (Could be a clue to my emotional eating!).
Until I get this area under control, I am just setting health goals I will fail at, miserably.
When developing any long range plans or goals I suggest you start at finding the root of the problem. Take your time and really figure out what is going on behind the scenes.
Would love your thoughts!