Welcome to the first week of 2011, it’s a new year and a new decade and I feel like I’m starting both off on the right. Over the past few years I’ve been making changes to improve my health and better my personal and professional life and my primary goal in 2011 is to continue building on these improvements.
Since this is a personal blog I’m not going to get into work stuff but there are plenty of other things to talk about. Thanks to healthier diet and exercise I am 20 pounds lighter than I was at the start of 2010 and 30 pounds lighter than I was at the start of 2009. I’ve been a non smoker for almost three years (minus a handful of one smoke slip ups). In addition, over the last several weeks I’ve begun running; I’m up to 5K distance and building on that. A week ago I put another piece of the health puzzle in place when I decided to give up alcohol because as I get healthier I feel like it takes more out of me than it’s worth.
There are many reason why I’ve been working so hard to get healthier but the short version is this: My father and his father before him both passed away in their early 50’s of heart related issues and I’m determined to live a much longer life. I can do this by adding one healthy day on top of another for as long as I can.
Thanks in advance for your support and your help, I expect that 2011 is going to be a very good year because I’m working hard to make it so. Happy New Year and best wishes for a health and happy 2011.