Getting with the Program

This weekend while we were out at Detroit lake we talked about our purpose in doing this blog and videos.  Namely it is a way that we can hold ourselves accountable to this new life style and our mission of having a happy life.
Two weeks ago I retired from a 30 year career.  My job kept me active and while not in great shape, it did keep me moving.  I have noticed over the last couple of years that while I am healthy, I am gaining weight and the body is hurting more and more… yeah.. it sucks getting older, but I am no quitter… 
I figure there has to be something we can do about mitigating the effects of aging, or at least age gracefully.  In short… we need to get in and stay in shape and stay healthy… we need to Get with the Program.
For 21 years I was held in account from the Army.  The annual physical fitness test motivated me to stay in shape.  Working for UPS kept me moving daily and so I never really worried about getting too heavy or out of shape.  I set a goal before I retired to go to the gym every day and begin a workout routine that will get me in and keep me in shape.
Today marks 7 days since that goal kicked off… and of course we had to throw Thanksgiving into the mix.  It took a lot to get into the gym Friday morning after Turkey day, but we did it.  What I know for sure is that letting it slide is an easy habit to slide into.  Being motivated to go takes a lot more will power and as we used to say intestinal fortitude.
In 7 days, Teresa and I have missed just 1 day during the week and made it a point to walk while we were camping at the lake.
So our mission of a Happy Life has to have a component of health and fitness.  We want to have this happy life for a long time!
Teresa and I are in the same boat.  We both could shed some weight and be in better shape.  So we are doing this together.  Another part of the Happiness journey.
So what’s this really got to do with our Happy Place.  Everything!  Without one we can’t really do the other… for long.
In about 5 weeks we are going to become Grandparents for the first time, yet another chapter in our journey.  We owe it to our kids and our Grandkid to be healthy and fit so we can be here and enjoy them longer all the while hooking up and taking the Happy Place on the Road!
So we stay motivated and hold ourselves accountable by sharing our story with you.
Thanks for being apart of our journey.  Whether we have 2 followers or a million, just being out there keeps us motivated to have a Happy Life.  Besides it’s starting to get fun building the community and getting feedback.  By the way, you can always do that here in the comments section or drop us an email.  We’d love to know what you think.

2 thoughts on “Getting with the Program

  1. I just finished reading “Younger next year” by Chris Crowley and Harry S Lodge MD. In it they recommend 6 days of physical exercise. They also explain why. I haven’t yet taken that essential first step and actually started the exercise, but I’m getting there.

    Good luck in your journey to a healthier longer life.


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