Being in a state of true fitness right now, and with responsible regularity, is “wise, financial planning” for your body and mind, and their collective future. This is true, not only, in a figurative sense, it also rings true, literally. In this day and age of health care uncertainty, one simply has to wonder, what will the system look like in twenty or thirty years? I consider it way too much of a gamble to think that I can just let myself break, and then let a doctor fix it. Medical conditions happen, but we have way more control over those “eventualities” than most people will ever realize. Having grown up in a medical family, and having the cold, hard facts about health care drilled into my brain for over 30 years, I AM ABSOLUTELY willing to bet that if I do not maintain my fitness for my entire life that I will be spending way too much of my hard earned money on my health, and way too little time enjoying myself.
Many of us are not taking proper care of ourselves, and know it somewhere in the depths of our psyche, as deeply as we could manage to bury it. We are avoiding the truth, not doing the necessary planning, not making the necessary deposits. This makes about as much sense as lining up for two-and-a-half days on Black Friday to get that 55 inch, 1080p, 120 Hz big screen that we salivated over for over two years and can FINALLY AFFORD IT, but we didn’t even save $50.00 we earned this month! Well, I’ve never taken it to such an extreme, but I can tell you that I have failed many times, miserably, in the past, to properly plan for both my financial and fitness futures. But that is not how it is today, and a big part of planning for my financial future is made possible by investing in my fitness now. I could never work even half as hard as I do today, if I did not keep myself at peak fitness levels. Staying extremely fit allows me to not be in chronic pain, not feel terrible, not suffer, endlessly. I have thrown myself down mountains, crashed vehicles, jumped down entire flights of stairs, tackled and been tackled by 260 pound men, and more. I must stay fit, or I may one day succumb to all of the heavy usage.
The deposits you make right now will add to the size of your monthly distributions, “then.” Huh… “then”… what a daunting thought. When the hell is “then,” and what will “then” look like… and FEEL like?? If you have not, yet, sat down with a qualified fitness “financial” planner, you need to consider the gravity of what, exactly “then” means to you. Get your current “estate” evaluated, and let a professional guide you toward a proper future.