A few weeks ago, before I went on a short break (which was lovely), I left you with some reflection questions. To recap, they were:
I know for myself, there have been times when I’ve seen my future-self doing something that I feel really passionate about, but it doesn’t seem possible. I only see obstacles such as I’d have to go back to school to learn more, can I afford it, who am I to think so big?
If you can think it, you can do it.
I used to think I wanted to live to be 102, but a few years ago I changed that to 120. By saying that I want to live to be 120, I mean with robust health, of course. :)
Living a robust healthy life at 120 doesn’t start when I’m 100, I’ve had to come to terms with not waiting or putting off what I can start today because what I do today informs my tomorrow and the next day and the next. Starting with today, can I create habits, or continue habits, that will provide optimum health and well-being over the next five to ten years and then the next bunch of years?
I received the results of my fasting glucose and A1C tests the other day. Prior to receiving the results, I had been listening to Dr. Mark Hyman’s podcast the Doctor’s Farmacy where he was interviewing Jessie Inchauspé, a French biochemist and author of Glucose Revolution and The Glucose Goddess Method.
One of the things that Jessie and Mark talked about was how even though the medical standard for our fasting glucose levels might be 65-99mg/dL, 99 is way too high to be a norm. They both agreed that 85 or lower was a better marker and Mark Hyman was more comfortable with the numbers at around 50(ish)!