I’m actually getting healthier.
- And not just a little bit but by a wide margin.
If I wasn’t 56 and dealing with those physical limitations, I’d say I was in the best shape of my life. It all started with getting off my butt and out of the recliner. As much as I love loafing inside the central air conditioning of my home, it was literally diminishing my health. When you’re this age, there are plenty of changes that one has to face. And for me, getting fit and healthy was no longer just a wish but a necessity. Once I committed to the plan, I took it one step at a time. Quite literally, I started by just getting out of the air conditioning for a walk. Then, it became a couple of walks and healthy lunches inside the zone controlled HVAC of the office. From there, I completely reoriented my diet in order to lose weight but also get good, healthy, nutrient rich food in me. Not too long after, my wife wanted us to join a gym. We went a few times but I was so unimpressed with the commercial HVAC in that place. The air conditioning could never keep up. And we live in a region where there is a great demand for cooling at least eight months out of the year. So instead, we put a ductless heat pump in the basement and made our own gym with used equipment we found on the internet. The air conditioning from that ductless heat pump is so great that my wife and I are actually eager to get down there and work out.