So in the previous article, I mentioned about the financial freedom aspect of the #roadtoretirement . I would like to stress that it is one of the aspects but not the only aspect.
For me, the key aspects are finance, health, continuous learning and life (a.k.a. what makes you happy). Health is something that is going to be a critical factor to take seriously as there is no point in being financially free and retire with health issues that blocks you from enjoying the new found freedom.
Let’s talk about health. Regardless of which age you are, it’s never too late to start thinking about your mortality. Of course I’m saying this to myself. I’m fairly ok in terms of not smoking or drinking and having a moderate amount of control of the food that I eat. I also do my best to at least spend an hour in the morning doing lightweight exercise like alternating between walking and jogging. The hardest part in all of this is keeping it consistent. I have gone thru various cycles of almost reaching my ideal weight and getting a relapse as things go hectic and be back to square one. Writing this down hopefully seeps into my sub-conscious and be the tipping point to make the habit. I’m down to 72kg from 75kg in Dec 2019. Slowly but surely is the strategy. And oh, don’t underestimate the power of recording the progress somewhere.
What strikes me, and I’m really emphasising me (because I’m not a Nutritionist or a diet coach) is that it never early worked to refrain from eating any food at first. What I meant is not drastically changing the kind of food that you eat, rather trying to lessen the portion gradually. Combine this with lightweight exercise routine and your off to a great start to a journey.
That said, due to staying inside where there is irresistible home cooked food I had probably gained about a kilogram ;-)
Till the next article!