I think it actually has as much to do with a 20 year high school reunion and surviving the family reunion, but i have (without much thought mind you) totally changed how i am living.
So, What have i done might you ask? Lets see, i have started hiking 2-5 miles a day every day. I have been maping my walks too so i can see that i have accented/descended 200-400 feet in each walk (It is a benefit of living at the top of a really high hill in San Francisco!) Next, i have totally changed my diet trying to eliminate as much starch and processed food as well as high fructose corn syrup and fat as well as slimmed down on my meat intake. Equaling= LOTS of fruit and vegetables, good fats, whole grains and rice and no sodas or candy. I am getting more and more paranoid about what my food is made out of as life goes on! I am trying to avoid roid rage at all costs!
Today i have an appointment with UCSF spine specialists which i have been waiting for since May, to try and see what is really going on with my back pain. It is a long coming appt. that should have been done YEARS ago!
Why am i doing this? I do think it may have something to do with my age (and that i need to start soon or it is going to be so much more excruciating to expedite the older i get, but more so, my metabolism is slowing to a fricking crawl as i am getting older. If i dont find a way to turn it back up, i will be gaining weight drinking water for gods sake! And finally, if i have more strength, it may help relieve some of the discomfort from chronic pain. I have known this all along, and have stayed active, but never THIS active on a daily basis.
Will it last? Who knows, but i am going to guess yes.
What have i discovered since starting? I enjoy it! It is a great escape and it is a lot easier to do than i thought!
I have less cravings by eating before i am actually hungry! Go figure! I know.
I have SO much more energy!
I feel a lot more like one of normal society!