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?
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 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….