As my birthday past and Hari Raya was winding down, I had to ensure that I still have a long way to go. I always want to know how long I have to live, if that is possible.
Melancholy is a disease of the ages. You will start a conversation with an old friend, "Did you remember when...."
I am also guilty of this and nothing reaffirm of my mortality and aging body when all I can think about is the disease which may hit me or had hit me and I am fighting it to not be a permanent feature in my life.
I am an overweight person, to say the least and as I have the hereditary trait of diabetic, I also need to check my glucose level every other day to ensure I don't need to take any medicine to control it, yet...
I was diagnosed in 2007 as being "borderline" diabetic but I was not prescribed any medicine but had to change my lifestyle. Since 2006, I never took sugar with my drinks and rarely eat rice. I had a gout attack, which was painfull, while my parents were in my house, which made it even worse, I had to screen my blood. When it was discovered that early November 2007 I had more to worried about my glocuse level than my uric acid level. I knew I had to do something about it.
As for motivation, I am a very easy guy to convince that I need exercise. I run, even when I joined a gym in late 2005, which I stopped in early 2007. I love running and I live at a perfect place where even runners come to run. Just at the outskirt of Taman Botani Shah Alam or Taman Pertanian as it was known once.
I had stopped running in July due to my laziness, and when Ramadhan and Eid Fitri came, I paid the price again. Now, I am running again... Like Forrest Gump. Every morning, which jog my mind to keep going on writing.
An active body really help an active mind stays active.