Sizzlin’ Summer Slimdown: I’m Not Done Yet
I am not done yet.
I am happy with my progress, but I have more to do. It is not easy; something worth having rarely is.
Some people may wonder what is left to do, after all I am the coach, right?
But I have the same struggles you do. I have goals yet unrealized. I live with aches and pains like everyone else. I get frustrated because to make progress I have to eat less than seems “fair”.
I am older than some of you and younger than others. I’ll be 50 in a couple months. I cannot express how much it thrills, inspires and motivates me to see clients who are in their fifties, sixties and even seventies continue to fight the good fight – to continue to seek improvement when so many of their (our) peers have long given up.
I never really thought about my mortality much before this year. Arrogance? Ignorance? 50 doesn’t bother me per se, but it has made me think.
I am going to die someday, and I am not afraid to do so. Something better awaits.
But while I am here the words of Dylan Thomas are embedded in my brain:
“Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Who’s with me?