My dad regularly offered poignant messages during his lifetime. One of his favorites and perhaps the one that continues to resonate with me the most is, “if you can’t keep up with change you’ll never survive in this world.” I think that’s how it goes, close enough!
Sadly my dad wasn’t able to keep up with life’s demanding pace and requirements but that only fuels my determination to flow on.
Oy Vay is all I can say. Let’s see now, what has changed the most in my life in the past few years? Just about everything you can think of with the exception of my husband. Steve is still with me as well as our kids, thank goodness! The family has grown exponentially (as in adorable grandkids). I have the same wonderful girlfriends plus a couple of new ones. I don’t walk my dogs as far as I used to. I still have lines on my face, lots of them. Some deeper than others. Translation: no facelift or laser erasing, atleast not yet.
My house has changed inside and out, just like my face and other body parts.
My neighbors are still my neighbors. Some I adore and the rest…..
I still do not have an address on my house. I did stick numbers on the mailbox last week because the Amazon deliver guy had such a hard time finding my house.
My blunt honesty and use of four letter words is intact. For example, some SOB had the GD nerve to waltz onto our property while we were sound asleep yesterday and adorn the garage with an address sign. How strange is that? They actually had a custom sign made and must have used a ladder to get it up there. Our complete Nest system will be installed this week.
All I know is that trespasser should consider him or herself saved. Had my husband caught the guy…Well, he isn’t called the enforcer for nothing.
Physically, I’m strong again, but not like years past. I spend a lot of time in physical therapy. Mentally and emotionally I’m stronger than ever.
My health has changed. I still take naps just about everyday. I’m still teaching classes and personal training but have scaled back considerably. We are traveling more which has been a blast.
And yes, my exercise regimen has changed. This has been the most sizematic adjustment of all. Acknowledging, understanding and accepting my limitations and challenges has been humbling, interesting and often difficult. It has taken time and patience to work it all out. Im still figuring out how and when to move. Much of this is simply older age (im going to be 60 this year). Mostly though, orthopaedic changes have been the major player. No surprise there. I’ve suffered many injuries during my career and I’d do it all over again. That’s how much I’ve always loved what i do. Many injuries I’ve had surgically repaired. The latest? Total foot reconstruction. Best doctor ever, Paul Fortin.
So, I’ve been thinking about posting occasional workouts for the aging, injured, frustrated, often tired and worn out folks who still want to be and stay in the workout game, if possible.
It is possible! There is a workout for everyone of all ages, disabilities and injuries. I will create one for you.
Movement and exercise of some varying degree and type is always important. Actually necessary. Always doable.
Let me know how you are and what’s going on and what has changed in your life. I’d love to hear from you.
P.S. We may even hear from Sam one of these days. Wouldn’t that be special!