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Diet – Back at home

Posted By Gabriela Zabalua On September 30, 2011 @ 3:55 pm In Notebook | Comments Disabled

Like all good plans, Segunda’s began with eating. Devouring tapas [2] in Spain led to re-discovering how to play, this time in Scotland.

Back home, still reeling from the success of her reinvention tour [3], Segunda knew she had to bring this lightness into her everyday life, and so did I.

I may have had a lighter spring in my step, but those steps landed, well, a bit harder – and not just from the weight gain from several weeks of indulgence. Like many busy professionals, I had used “not having time” as a convenient excuse for not getting exercise [4]. The next phase of my plan: Hit the gym.

So off I went to a place that often embarrassed me with its complicated machines and pervasive grunting. To lower the intimidation factor, I invested in a trainer to gradually guide me where I needed to go.

Are you working hard and planning for your financial future [5], yet neglecting the future of your health [6]? What investment can you make in your health today?

This is a long-term investment, but I’m not alone. With every lady-like grunt, I’m getting a bit closer to securing a stronger, healthier future. To help others do the same, I recently joined Decide. Create. Share. [7] It’s a new AARP campaign aimed at educating women on the importance of planning for a healthy future. Won’t you join me?


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[1] Image: http://aarpblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/blog111.jpg

[2] tapas: http://www.aarp.org/food/entertaining/info-04-2009/jose_andres_small_plates.html

[3] reinvention tour: http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/transitions/info-05-2011/invent-your-new-life.html

[4] getting exercise: http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-01-2011/the_real_fountain_of_youth.html

[5] financial future: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-08-2011/decide-create-share-money.html

[6] your health: http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving/info-08-2011/decide-create-share-health.html

[7] Decide. Create. Share.: http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/relationships/caregiving/2011-08/AARPVIVA_FALL11_DCS_Reprint.pdf

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