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It’s Time

For the past year, I have focused on getting healthy—well, as much as I can tolerate. In five months I will turn 50, and in six months I walk my first daughter down the aisle, so I have set goals to attain before these two life-changing events.

I have always been the person that focuses on the journey and not the destination, as it is the journey to get somewhere that is satisfying and makes the arrival—or in these cases, the events—all that much sweeter.  

So, since last year, I have focused on losing weight and right now I am moving into working out with a trainer. (I need a coach or it will never happen.) I mentioned the words “tolerate” and “getting healthy” together because the working out part is the worst. There is nothing about exercising I enjoy, just ask Russell (my trainer). I remind him weekly how much I do not enjoy seeing him, but I know it is essential.

I write this because I look back now and see that I had been only working on my mind and spirit for the past 25 years and missed the body part. Beginning a workout program at 50 is tough, but I am determined to build strength and shrink my waistline.  

So, for those of you that are young and growing your professional career and family, take my advice and don’t forget to focus on your health. Trust me, your body will thank you for it.

Happy exercising.


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Todd Matherne started his career in 1987 and fell in love with the business of  publishing.  In 2006 along with other  partners he created Renaissance  Publishing, which today publishes seven magazines and over 20 custom titles.  He serves on many boards and is  involved in committees and events  throughout New Orleans. He has a  Bachelor of Science from The  University of New Orleans and because  he is local we will add "he went to  Archbishop Shaw" Class of 1985.  He is  married with three daughters and lives  in New Orleans.

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