Tomorrow, I am 46. Not 45, not 35. Tomorrow I start the second half of my life.
At the beginning of the first half of my life, I had to learn to breathe (with asthma, harder than you’d think), how to walk, talk, and learn. (I think eating came pretty naturally.)
Actually, I spent most of the first half of my life preparing to be an old wise woman. I forgot my brain is inside my body.
For the second half of my life, I will either enjoy life, or not. A big part of this equation depends on my body. A life of pain makes life miserable.
So, I’m learning to eat, walk, drink (water), and breathe ask over again. This time not so that I can have adventures, but so that I can be a resource and conduit for other people’s adventures. (Okay, maybe a few adventures.)
Noom helps you make a weight loss goal, and then tells you everyday what to do – you pick your goal, what days a week you can work out, your type of exercise, and the app tells you how long to work out. Every day, it sets goals that will help you keep track of your food and restructure your brain as well as your body.
For habits, my goals include writing and weight loss. The Habit Factor helps you define your goals, and then habits that will help meet your goals, then you have to check in with it the program and tell it how you are doing. I get the impression that the book might be more helpful than the program, but we will see.
I haven’t decided how transparent I want to be with this – after all, fat is, well, embarrassing; but if you ask, I’ll update you.
Here’s to the second half of life. Care to join me?