upcoming milestone birthday -- so exciting, but new struggles to overcome
Sunday, February 23, 2020
My goal -- to get enough mass off my frame and to build the muscle needed to support my joints so that I can get back to the running that I started doing shortly before my 50th birthday. I worked up to running half's and 10K's at that time, I can still run a 5k at about a 12 -13 min pace. I have a number of grandchildren who I anticipate chasing around for a long time and there are a number of adventures that I want to undertake.
Here's a bit of background: My 50th birthday was my favorite to date, and from family history I have a highly positive outlook on turning 60 in a couple of months. On weekends I can do a full hour workout, perhaps not at as high of a level as when I was 50, but still solid. I am 5' 11" and working to lose about 40 - 50 pounds, but it seems that this requires much more diligence at near 60 than just 10 short years ago.
After work on weekdays, I struggle to find the motivation to follow through and do the scheduled 30 min workout. Mindless eating continues to be an area needing work. These two pieces are significant impacts on my progress. My head knows what I need to do but I need to develop the habits now that I did not develop when young.