I started my last quarter of a century on June 8, 2020 with my sister, Laurel having lunch at a local Italian restaurant that I love. Every time I walk in there, I feel I’ve stepped into a corner of Italy, to the inside décor, to the fabulous Italian cuisine. The original owner and chef is Italian and studied the culinary arts in Italy, and it reflects in the attention to each dish!
Though I love Italian food, I’m going to have to cut back if I want to get myself in shape. When I say in shape, I mean healthy if I’m to sustain this next chapter of my life.
My mind is filled with excitement and enthusiasm for the future. “The future,” you say. “You’re seventy-five years old. How much more time to you have?” I don’t know. But one thing I’m sure of is that I need to make this vehicle I carry these ideas around in as healthy as I can for as long as I can. I’ve neglected this container too long. I’ll take it in baby steps, a walk around the block today, maybe the neighborhood by the end of the week. I know my weaknesses in the food department. I won’t swear off all carbs, or only eat lettuce to lose weight, but I can start with allowing myself the foods I love (pasta, pieces of bread, and sweets) only one day a week, and then, only in moderation. These are some of the short term goals that I think I’ll be able to accomplish. I’ll upgrade as I feel comfortable with my progress.
Sharing my goals with you inspires me to keep on track. With support and encouragement from each other, we can do this!