Ugh! I will be 50 in less than a year, and the truth is, I'm falling apart. I mean, personality wise I still pretty much act like a goofy teenager. I mean, a rather mature goofy teenager, but on the inside I don't feel like I've aged hardly at all. But on the outside....
I mean my hair is thinning and graying, my chin is starting to sag, I'm getting those little puppet lines at the corners of my mouth, and, well, you get the idea. I'm just a tad overweight (ha!) and totally out of shape. I can't walk up the stairs without getting out of breath. I can't walk down the stairs without my knees hurting. Other various joints and muscles seem to take turns aching. I get indigestion all the time, and half the time I can't even swallow my food because it gets stuck in my throat! My asthma isn't getting any better, and I sometimes get chest pains. My blood pressure, which has always been very low, is suddenly getting high. In other words, like I said, I'm falling apart.
TMI? Or can you relate? If you said the latter, would you like to join me and help motivate me to change my wicked ways so that I gain at least regain whatever health I've had in the past? (I've never been a really healthy person. Allergies and asthma have always kept me from feeling great, but I sure haven't always felt this bad.) I've looked up all my ailments and found the same old thing just about every time. I need to eat less and exercise more. Now there are a few other things I can do to help the outside. I can cut and color my hair; I can wear more flattering clothes. I plan to do anything and everything (okay, not surgery) to help me look and feel my best.
I do have to say that I have a handle on the most important things. I do manage to pray and read my Bible every day. I made a rule for myself that I am not allowed on facebook until I've done my Bible reading. I'm using a Bible in a Year program and I haven't missed a day! I am also making a conscious effort to spend more fun time with the kids. A couple weeks ago we played Apples to Apples, and a few days ago we all danced like crazy people in the living room. I noticed that all we ever seem to do is clean and do school. When we do something together, we usually just watch a movie, but that seems so lame. I don't want to sit around and watch other people pretend to live life, I want to live life with my family for real!
So here are my immediate goals:
- Get a hair cut and color it
- Take my supplements regularly. (Co-Q 10, D3, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc)
- Actually exercise. I am going to start with a whopping 10 minutes 2x a week. Lame, but it doesn't scare me!
-Stop eating "second dinners"
-Really, really try to cut back on sugar and white flour
-Keep track of my blood pressure
-Research natural treatment for asthma (I hate it that I am constantly using my inhaler.)
-Do something fun with the kids at least once a week
-Organize one area of my house at least once a week (While this is not directly about me, I am totally affected by a messy house. I feel so much stress about it. When I walk into a clean room, I actually feel a physical sensation of relief.)
-Continue to pray and read my Bible daily
-Keep up with this series! I always start things and don't finish. I even won a Perfect Procrastinators Award, but never mentioned it or put the button on my blog because I kept putting it off! LOL
Anyway, if I actually DO this, I plan to be a fit and healthy 50 year old in less than a year!!! :)