Man listen......If someone would have told me 2 years ago that at 40 years old, I would be in the gym at least twice a week, counting calories, in physical therapy for frozen shoulder, having bones cracking all over the place, have crow's feet and under eye wrinkles, gaining at least 15 pounds, and reworking my whole entire existence, I would have called them a ball-headed liar.
It was all good just a year ago. I know that 40 signifies a lot of things for women. We get to be "grown". And not in the 21 year old way either. I've been prepping myself for 40 since I was 35. Well, I thought I was. I never even factored my physical body into the equation.
I'd been preparing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, but I left my body off the to-do-list. I never had to think about these things before. I ate what I wanted. I partied when I wanted. I wore what I wanted. In retrospect, I have to ask myself whether or not I took my body for granted. I just know in me never having to think about it, all of this "new stuff" is banging at my front door.....loudly I might add.
One of my favorite sayings is With Age Comes Wisdom. At 40, now I know that with age comes a change in my approach to my physical well being. I have to go about things in a much different way today. I don't want my body to fail me and I do not want to fail it. Accepting that things have to be different now hasn't been as much of a challenge as I thought it was. I don't know if it was vanity or what, but I looked up and realized that things were going to hell in a hand basket. So I got on it. I might even incorporate some acupuncture back in my regular routine.
I'm 6 months into this new decade in my life. This is NOT a game...clearly. I'm on it thought. I've had a good run in this body of mine. If I want to continue the run, I have to do things differently. I'm ok with that.
I'm Ellen Gee. When I'm honest, we learn things. When I'm not, we learn things too.
Capturing the Past