We are in a generation where we are perhaps taking care of our elderly parents, grandchildren or spouses.
I asked someone the other day if she preferred working out in the morning or night and she said neither. She is just too tired. That made me feel very sad.
I realize as we age we may tire more easily and experience medical problems. I am 57 and just the other day while I was attempting to do a zumba gold class I threw my back out. I repeat it was a Zumba Gold class....So I get the frustration believe me!!!
Yes, it is a fact. Our bodies change. Everything in life is temporary!
Come on ladies. Let's stick together on this. We cannot allow ourselves to get frustrated because we are busy or our bodies no longer can do what they once did. By the time we are fifty something we should applaud change. For goodness sakes we certainly have seen enough of them by now. When we fear change we just get stuck. I am not suggesting we climb mountains or run marathons. But yes we can take care of ourselves. It is our right to do so!
My New Years Resolution for 2017 is to work on taking good care of ME!
I am the type of person that cannot say NO! Anytime my telephone rings I pick it up immediately and nine times out of ten I say yes to whatever the request may be. Even if I don't want to. Doing this only frustrates me and I need to stop. I am going to try to turn my phone off an hour or two a day. Hearing a voice mail may just give me a few moments to think about how I really want to answer a request. Not to mention, the delay in hearing from me may just make the person call someone else for the favor.
Maybe I cannot do Zumba "GOLD" as well as I once did but this morning folding laundry I had a grand time dancing around my apartment blasting some good oldie favorites like Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons Oh what a night!!! I see a whole bunch of young people reading this saying who??? Yes, I am showing my age with this statement far worse than I did with the Zumba Gold line. I do realize that!!!!! My point..... Dance, move, walk, laugh! I repeat the most important word LAUGH!
The choices we make today affects our tomorrows. WE absolutely MUST FIND TIME TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES!
I am done scolding now. And by the way, this rant is not just for us fifty somethings....It is for everyone! Especially younger people. You may not like exercise and you do not have to listen to the oldies station ( although you may find it quite fun)! When young sometimes we think we have years to worry about our health. Wrong!!!!! Start as soon as possible!!!
Ladies please do it for those you love for they will thank you for being healthier. I am sure they love your company (not to mention how well you take care of them!!!!!) and want you around for a very long time.
I love buttoning up loved ones overcoats when the wind is free as it gives me much joy! The difference in the New Year is I will continue to do so but the first coat to be buttoned will be MINE!
Yay! I have my 2017 theme. I will take good care of myself because I belong to ME!!!!!
What will your theme be?
Health, happiness and loving memories to you all as you embark on the journey of taking good care of yourself.