I’ve been asking myself this very question recently. In the last 10+ years I have run the gamut of quitting smoking, quitting drinking, quitting caffeine, various nutritional changes (low cal, low fat, low carb, vegetarian, vegan). I go on weekend adventures including hikes, bike rides, have run several 5k, 10k races and a half marathon. No matter how good I eat and how much I exercise, it’s a fact I’m still getting old! I’m still experiencing age related changes.
It’s like a race with no end, a goal with the goal posts continuously being moved. The worst part about it is the feeling that after a hard workout or challenging hike, I could be suffering for a day or two afterwards, thus making me feel my age (or older). I have to wonder how long I can keep it up and if I will ever find the balance of calories and exercise.
What is the end game? Is any of it going to matter? Will this help me live a longer and give me a better quality life? or am I just extending my life just a day or two?
I’m not sure where to find the balance but if I take the advice I blogged about in my last blog: Tread Lightly- Zen , If I tread lightly and enjoy life, I need not worry about the quantity of life because I will experience Quality of Life, Right?! …Sorry, my mind is still stuck on finding the balance. This will definitely be a work in progress! 🙂
Something to think about for today!
No matter how wonderful our lives are, we are still suffering in comparison the the joy of enlightenment.
So yes we will be happy, when we decide to be.
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So True. I’m slowly getting there but find it easy to fall back on the negative. It’s funny, looking back at life and laughing at the things that made me unhappy in the past. Minor, minor things.