I consider fitness a measure of success

I have recently realized that my wife and I have very different goals and methods of measuring success in life.

  • My wife Marie is focused on being successful on the outside.

She would like to be financially smart. She has been saving for retirement since she was just eighteen years old. Marie has savings to buy a house and a stock account that she often invests cash into. Her long term goal is to become a millionaire by the time she is forty years old. Then Marie will feel successful. After that, I think she will continue to focus on acquiring more wealth. For me, money doesn’t add up to success. My health is more important. I do everything I can to remain in the best possible physical shape. I want to live a long and healthy life. I do some type of personal fitness training everyday. Sometimes I participate in a group fitness class at the core progression near my home. Most often, I do my own workout program. No matter what, I dedicate an hour of my day to elevating my heart rate and getting sweaty. I also take part in nutritional counseling to ensure I am eating properly for our body type and age. The counselor helps me to minimize my sugar intake which is a challenge for me. I don’t drink alcohol, coffee or smoke. I go to the doctor and dentist every year and I’ve bought all sorts of skin care products. I look and feel great but my bank account is nothing to brag about. My wife is the total opposite. She is terribly out of shape and always stiff. She doesn’t go to the doctor or dentist. She has skin issues but refuses to do anything about them. I don’t know which of us is more successful.
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