In 12 Weeks, It Will Be My 50th Birthday

I have been feeling old lately.

And, twelve weeks from today, I will turn 50-years old.  Yes, in 84 days, I will hit the half-century mark.

Since I started my back to health journey in June of 2006, one of my goals has been “to be in the best shape of my life when I am fifty years old.”  And, I still think that I can make this happen.

Basically, I need to do the following:

  1. Lose five pounds and get my weight down to the range of about 172 pounds.
  2. Get myself back to the point where I can consistently run a 5K distance without stopping in the range of about 26 minutes or less.
  3. Have my Body Fat % be at 13% or less.

If I can achieve all these goals, I will be “Fit at Fifty” (in my mind).

So, I have 84 days to make this happen.  What’s the plan?

Well, my latest plan is to start eating better (which always helps) and to start exercising more (and better).

I have not been able to run 3.1 miles without stopping at some point, consistently, in the last three months.  Maybe that was because of the June-July-August heat?  But, now it’s September.  So, that excuse is gone.

I have not been to the gym in the last 26 days.  And, I have not been consistently going to the gym for a while now.  This is another area where I need to make a major improvement.

Basically, my plan now is to do some form of exercise everyday – with no excuses.  Even if it’s just doing push-ups, pull-ups and crunches in the morning until exhaustion, that’s something.  And, it’s a hell of a lot better than nothing.

It starts today and goes for the next 84 days.  And, let’s see where I am in 12 weeks.  For sure, I will be fifty at that time.  Will I be “in the best shape of my life?”  Well, if it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.

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