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I woke up feeling old...

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Yesterday, I woke up feeling old.

I looked in the mirror and I saw a man who'd stopped trying. Some time in the last twenty years, I started cruising along on autopilot, letting my life take its own course. It's not that I haven't tried. I've worked hard at times, and even had some small successes here and there, but I was going along without a plan, without a vision for what I wanted my life to be, and for the man I wanted to become. I had no real sustained effort in any direction. As is the case with most things, when you don't have a plan, when you don't take action, things rarely turn out the way you want them to.

When I looked n the mirror yesterday morning, I saw a man who could be closing in on 60. I'm 44. I am overweight, have high blood pressure and psoriasis, suffer from depression, and am unsatisfied with myself and my life.

I'm doing something about it.

I've always believed that you can accomplish anything if you dedicate yourself to it,…