“Abs are for people with no friends,” Eric Bana quipped recently. “I don’t do the ab thing. I’ve even had them once, actually, for a film, and they were always covered up. I just said to myself, ‘Well, I’ll just never do that again.’ That was a waste of time. There’s so much more to enjoy in life.”
Obviously he was joking. Beautiful people always have plenty of friends. But it does speak to priorities. I get sort of swept up in the the physical aspects — sometimes — and forget that part of my message is “good health is not determined by the scale, tape measures or washboard abs.” So if I have been off message or perhaps stuck over in the shallow end lately that’s certainly not what drives me to try and lead a healthier life.
I want to be able to enjoy things now, and later when I’m older. I’m not going to be an armchair grandpa, put out to pasture, sitting on the porch on a rocker watching the world go by. I’m going to be out in the world, doing things and being active, staying in touch with the modern world. I hope by changing what was once a very poor diet and lifestyle into a much healthier one that I’ll enjoy a better quality of life.
It just so happens I’m going to look absolutely fantastic doing it, too.