I turned 55 in November. I am an out of shape version of my once athletic self. Recently I have been dabbling with becoming vegan or vegetarian because of having to refashion my year-old Bloodhounds' diet after the male was diagnosed with genetic hip dysplasia. My husband often jokes we are eating the dogs' food, but why should they (brother and sister) eat healthier than we do?
My first husband was a former body-builder who died of cancer in 2003. This is my second marriage. I had 30 fantastic years with hubbie number one. While I do not expect to have 30 with this wonderful guy I want to go the distance for as long as possible.
I also work with individuals who have dementia in all its various forms. Diet is one area I see where there is not a lot of attention given beyond basic food pyramid guidelines though moderate exercise is stressed. The standard meat, carbs, dairy, veg, fruit diet has been losing its appeal for me. Eating correctly and maintaining a fit body will go a long way to strengthening my mind.
I am in my senior year of college. That was step number one to completing a very old goal. The second is not to become old before I am ready, which I hope I never am THAT ready.
So... this old dog has to learn some new tricks. This is a bit of a scary step, but I am hoping this regimen and blog will be my new beginning.