Now retired, I was involved in fitness, sports, and athletic club management for an entire 40 year career. I was never the “no pain, no gain” type of body Nazi, but I believed that if you weren’t maxing healthtown.ca, you weren’t gaining in your fitness level. I thought that I could eat anything and everything that I wanted. It seemed true because even if I ate 6,000 calories, there was no doubt that I’d stay trim and burn it off. How could over eating be harmful if I stayed thin and felt good? Well, read on because that’s the moral of my story here.
During my years as a fitness expert, I learned how to practice yoga and meditation, but I was far too jacked up to practice such laid-back methods. I would find my knee bouncing and the clock moving too slow.
Once I retired, I found the benefits of slower, more meditative techniques for fitness because frankly, my body was too stiff and sore to go all out any more. In addition to this, my husband was still working and I worried about him and how we would pay all of the bills on one paycheck. I WORRIED in capital letters!
During these first few years of retirement my annual medical exams were showing raised cholesterol readings, high blood pressure, and weight gain which falls into the unhealthy category that I had escaped for so many years. Of course, the medical readings were causing me to pile up on medications. I was taking what I would call high doses of two different blood pressure medications and still showing high readings.
Two years ago when my husband was preparing to retire, in my panic of how we would survive, I started looking for a place to retire with an affordable future. I found a condo in the desert that would accommodate our income and a quiet future. In my usual highly energized fashion, I packed up, sold our house and anything that would support the future.