I get asked a lot why do I say " See you on the Otherside".
The phrase has not dark or morbid hidden meaning. Although I sure one-day we will meet each other on the others-side of the moon.
We love swimming and started to use the phrase when we swim. Meaning;-the talking stops now and we will see each other again on the other-side of the pool after swim or after a 1000 meter ocean swim.
For my swimming partners Nadine and Edward "see you on the otherside" means it is time to get to business at hand - get in water, get your head-down and SWIM!
Stopping while you in the ocean means the riptide is going to take you somewhere.
Using "see you on the otherside" in our everyday living means the same as it means in the water.
Getting to the otherside is important but not the Alfa and Omega
To Kindle our passion we swim on average 3 times a week, which gives you 156 swim on average a year. Not a lot for something you love.
156 Enjoyments Left
They say the average life expectancy of an adult is up to 68 years some country(japan) live longer and I sure in South Africa it must much lower. Deduct your age from 68 times it with 368 days equals the mornings you have left for Enjoyment.
156 times this year to see you on the otherside is not a lot of swims for enjoyment.
We always use to say "We are eat our Frog first thing in the morning" because getting up at 4.15 in the morning for our 5 o clock swim was extremely hard. (must say the long walk on the beach made the efforts easier)
At first the aim was just to reach the otherside once again. Been unfit and trying to swim again was hard. Fortunately there is a thing called Muscle-memory. and getting into swimming was easier that I thought.
Muscle-Memory is a word I picked up from the youngster in the gym. That's another plus I got from eating-my-frog early on my off morning, I would go fool around in the weight section. Man! this section was a eye-opener because I come from a generation that did not do the gym-thing.
If you want to see commitment and dedication firsthand go to the weight section of a gym. My experiences as a new old fart in the weight section is a age restricted story for another day
Most limiting-fitness-mental-blocks are now history and having fun while getting fitter is the goal. No longer do I let magic-mornings-slip-me-by. I plan them to make sure I get the most out of them
What is your strategies to get the most out of your controlled morning. to make each sunrise special.
Will I See you on the Otherside!