Treat Yourself Now Like The Older Person You Intend to Be
When I began my weight loss journey in early 2010, it was triggered by vanity. Thankfully over time, it shifted from vanity to sanity with a side of vanity. I say thankfully, as it's my much-improved health and energy levels from losing 130 pounds that have been the main motivator to keep the weight off. Sure, looking more youthful and not having a protruding gut serves as further motivation to keep it off. But as they say, health is truly wealth.
In a recent workshop based on the Heart and Stroke Foundation Make Health Last Video. I asked the MODA membership: "What does make health last mean to you?" Here's what they shared with the group:
Be an active part of my children's lives.
I want to avoid the healthcare system.
Keep up with my wife.
Continue to enjoy doing all the things I love to do.
Avoid being a burden in the last ten years.
More travel and adventure.
To collect (fully) my pension
To see my children thrive in life, and as parents.
I want to live rather than exist.
Being fully mobile.
Be physically and mentally active for as long as I can.
Looking forward to getting older not regretting it.
To pursue new passions with vigor and vitality
A feeling of wellness until the end.
BY Tony Vassallo
Founder or MODA for Men & The Real Food Revival Movement c/o MODA Nutrition Inc.
In 2010, Tony was 37 years old, morbidly obese, with a host of medical issues: Type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, gout, joint pain, constant indigestion and acid reflux. Simple tasks like putting on socks, climbing a flight of stairs, fitting into an airplane seat or restaurant booth and getting out of bed were big challenges for him.
He lost 130 pounds in 2010-11 and has kept it off ever since. When he changed his lifestyle, the many medical issues he suffered—all of them—vanished.
Learn More at MODAforMen or at his recipe blog JustEatRealFood
Contact Tony: Tony@ModaNutrition.con