Do you have passion? I mean, passion for your health. Do you have it?
Most don’t. How do I know? Because I’m a wellness expert. As Malcolm Gladwell points out in his best-selling book, The Tipping Point, anyone who invests 10,000 hours in a specific area will become excellent at it.
So, how do you define passion? How about FANATICAL? Does that work for you?
Every chance we get to get a glimpse at our health numbers, we should fanatically do it.
Like three days ago at Gold’s Gym. Free body fat percentage testing. Free. Can’t beat that price. Took less than one minute.
Sixteen percent. Anything under 19% is considered excellent. Bet you have no clue, and you have no clue because you really, deep down inside, don’t want to know.
You know how children like to write to Santa each year to ask for stuff? It’s no different for adults. Here’s my version.
Dear Dr. Weinberger,
I’ve been a good boy all year. Have focused on diet and exercise, just like you said to do.
This year’s wish list includes some old standbys and some new things too.
Full menu of blood work
Colonoscopy script (never used last year’s script)
Anything else a 51 year old man should have
My BMI, blood pressure, and resting heart rate all on in line. Still treating Plantar fasciitis. If you are able to surprise me with any additional tests or recommendations that an especially health-conscious midlife male would like, that would be great.
Have enjoyed the past 27 years as your loyal and attentive patient. 🙂
If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.
Hang in there if you are struggling. Odds are, you are.
I know I sure am. Ran once last week. Once! How is that possible?
So here we are, another week. Yesterday, I swore there would be time for a run. After delivering four keynote speeches yesterday, each to a different audience, exhaustion took on a whole new meaning. No run.
Today is another day…. for all of us. Good luck. Do not give up!