After a weekend of family reunion-ing, sleeping on a different bed, and doing a little kitchen/cleaning work, my body was ACHING by the time we got home yesterday! I’m overweight, I’m a veritable couch-potato, and I am no spring chicken anymore, all of which contributed to my problem.
As I visited with family this weekend, there was discussion of our aches and pains, our abilities and inabilities; and I realized that I was often the youngest one talking about my aches and pains – younger by 8, 10, even 20 years!! And then, one of my nephews (you know who you are!) reminded me that I am one of the “Matriarchs” – one of the oldest generation. Yet, I am probably the youngest of that generation that was there.
I’m saying all of that to say that if I don’t make some changes in lifestyle, I will not only be in that generation because of birth order; I will be there because of premature aging and becoming decrepit!!
So this morning, I got off my bottom (tushy, Titus!), got my walking shoes on, and went outside for a good walk! I didn’t walk quite a mile, but I will…and more! I know I’ve got to get these old joints moving, or they won’t. I’ve got to get some of this weight off, too. I had determination this morning, and I’m asking the Lord for determination tomorrow, and the next day, and so on. I know I’ll never do it on my own!!
So, I’m hoping that next year, after the last table is put away, and the last dish washed, and the car loaded up for home, I will NOT be complaining of stiff and aching joints, but will be ready and able to UNLOAD when I get home!!
God bless your day – He surely has mine!