On the 6th of September 2050 I’m going to die.

Exactly 95 years from beginning to end.

I reckon that’s a good innings.

I’m calling it my drop dead date.

If I achieve this I’d have lived 2 years more then my aunt.

32 years more than my father.

And 44 years older than my mother.

It also means that I have 30 years left on this Earth.

Roughly 10,000 days.

It seems a lot…but only 5,475 days ago my son was born.

Now he borrows my car keys.

So to get there what’s my 30 year plan?

Simple.

To be:

1.  Lean
2.  Muscle strong
3.  Heart strong

I’m being lean by eating a low carb diet.

I eat meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy, veggies, seeds, nuts and some fruit.

I avoid wheat and sugar and alcohol is not a big part of my life.

I keep muscle strong by 2 x 20 minute resistance training sessions a week.

I do push-ups, squats, pull-ups and planks.

No fancy equipment.

I keep heart strong via a stationary bike for 20 min once a week while breathing in the world twice as fast.

Three days a week I start the day with a 40 minute walk mainly to clear my head, get some sun and appreciate the world around me.

These strategies are not hard to implement.

My exercise is 180 minutes a week or 3.5% of my waking hours.

That’s not a burden.

Real burden is being on dialysis or injecting insulin 4 times a day.

                   So what’s your plan?

So in middle age the question you must ask yourself is:

What’s your drop dead date?

What’s your plan?

When you think about it, we all have a terminal disease.

We are all going to die.

But knowing when to act, to get healthy, will be the difference between a long life or a long death.

Because in middle age your future, more then anything, should come first.

So get cracking, only 9,999 days to go….