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.