Most of you who keep up with me on twitter know at least two things are certain about me.
I love traveling and I love flying American Airlines.
Something you won’t pick up from me very often at all is my dislike for other airlines or even bad customer experience from products I use. I think the days of complaining on twitter are not as productive as they once were (there are some exceptions to this) and it does make the complainer look like… a complainer.
When I moved to Colorado, one of the first things I did was join Life Time Fitness. It has everything I need to continue training for Triathlons along with one of the strongest cycling clubs in their system and a growing community of triathletes.
One of the big perks is they have an outdoor pool and an indoor pool for lap swimming. However, when I got in the pool I was frustrated how slow I was swimming. Sure, I hadn’t been training as much so I felt slower in the pool but something was off. Maybe it’s trying to swim at 7,000 feet is the problem? Or maybe I was just that much out of shape.
This title “The First Step To A Healthy Life Is Realizing You Are Unhealthy” sounds like a “no duh” statement. But the truth is, most people how want to be healthier look at life from a “I know I need to eat better and exercise more” view point. The road to a healthy lifestyle is much, much more than that.
I’ve always felt like my life has been on this interesting journey of sorts, especially the past 8 years, but it didn’t get seriously whacked until I went through a divorce in 2005. The start of these past 8 years was “things get worse before life gets better” and when life got better there was also redemption at the end of the rainbow.
There came a time during it all that I realized how unhealthy I really was and how much my own unhealthiness had played such a huge part in leading up to the divorce.
By the time I was in high school, I had come up with three dreams in life of “when I grow up, I want to be a…” That’s right. Three.
One of these dreams actually became a reality in my life, while another became a sport hobby and the third became… “I almost switched my major in college to do that”.