Originally posted by ShawnQ
Well, I've always been known for learning the hard way...so I'll keep eatin the damn things, hehe
I'm still a young buck (19), maybe it's a little easier on me??
Its called "invincible man syndrome". I went through it in my teens and twenties as well. Strokes only happen to old people, cancer only happens to old people, I'm going to live for ever.
Mostly true, you are more likely to die in a car accident, the a disease in your teens and twenties.
Once I past 30, I started to come to grips with my mortality. Maybe something to due with getting married, having kids and getting that first term-life insurance policy.
When you start figuring out, ok, if I died unexpectedly, how much of a policy do I need to make sure my wife won't have to go to work, the family has enough to afford a decent house, college, weddings (I have two to pay for!), etc.
Enjoy your youth! Hell, I can't believe I'm already 38 (39 next month). Just doesn't seem right. Seems like yesterday, I was crossing the platform to pick up my HS diploma.
I would say that you are probably ok, if the rest of your exercise and diet at good-to-great.
Make sure you aren't filling your face with Taco Bell, not working out, and going to play 2 hours of pickup basketball after popping a couple!