I celebrated Birthday No. 46 last week, in a very low-key manner. What did I learn? Let's take a look at that.
-- Morning workouts at the Y are good. Rolled out of bed and went straight there, where I saw a friend and let him give me a little strength training coaching. During our conversation, he wished me a happy birthday and asked how I was celebrating. "Just hanging around. Nothing special." His response is lesson No. 2.
-- He said, "I tell (my wife) on my birthday, "Just let me do something I want to do." It's good to make the extra effort to help others and do things for them, and it can bring you a lot of joy, too. But sometimes, you need to pick a day and make it your own.
-- And finally, do not swim with your glasses on. Seems simple enough, and you might be wondering why it
About my health: I recently hit the 30-pound mark for weight lost in 2013. That put me close to 180 pounds, and I'm excited to see a 7 as the second number in my weight. Exercise has been really good the last couple of weeks, and I really like the elliptical machine now. Last night I had the wife take pictures of me to compare myself to the beginning of this journey toward better health. Definitely can see some changes, so that's exciting.