I never believed that my body would actually feel old one day. That was always just a myth. That was something that happened to OTHER people! It is hard to imagine something when you have never experienced it. Well let me tell you! It’s not fun! I want to except this aging thing gracefully and I want to be happy in my own skin. But I would really like to feel good too!
One’s health is not something to be taken lightly! My left knee is sore and swollen. I have tennis elbow in my right arm. My stomach is always bloated and hanging over my pants. And I think that I am tired more often than I should be. I know that caffeine needs to be eliminated. I know that I need to shed some weight to take some of that pressure off of my bones and joints. I know that I should limit my intake of sugar and carbs so that my body will digest my food better and I will feel less bloated. I don’t feel like I need to completely avoid caffeine and sugar, but they should definitely be the exceptions to the rule! See? I know all of these things. I always have known all these things! I just have that little devil on my shoulder that tells me, “I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care! The world should put a sock in her mouth. She can’t tell me what to do!”
Well, as it turns out, the world does know a thing or two, after all. Her view is highly distorted, but there is still some truth to what she has to say.
Now, I am not an extremist. Never will be. I will never be orthorexic. But I definitely can be a little healthier. I am worth it! I deserve to feel good! I deserve to feel confident! I want to feel strong and healthy so that I can easily participate in physical activities with my family. They are active! I don’t want to be left out. I don’t want to be sitting on the sidelines. I want to set an example for them. This is my job and this is my responsibility! This is my privilege! And, gosh darn it, I’m worth it!