Your body doesn’t bounce back like it used to. We have all heard it. We have all been told that. Its true. Its all true.
I had gone cross country skiing on Sunday, and got back, and although I didn’t think I pulled anything, part of my lower back / hip was definitely out of alignment. It kept getting worse on Monday morning, and I was thankful that my chiropractor had availability to adjust my alignment. I was very grateful , as my back kept getting better and better as the day progressed. And now, a few days s later, it’s still a bit painful but not as bad as it was.
So yes, my body is not bouncing back. It isn’t as resilient as I want it to be. That means that I need to take better care of it.
For all of those who are younger than me, please take this to heed – that some things change, and adaptation becomes the word of the decade. The word to embrace as life progresses forward and things change beyond your wishes, without your approval.
My vision of myself varies…. I say that because it depends upon my audience. I went to my 25 year high school reunion. I could admit how long ago that was, as it was about 7 years ago, and it was easy to fall into old patterns, and familiar responses. Crazy. So there is muscle memory and response memory. Most days I feel younger than how my driver’s license informs me. (Okay, so lots of days I act wayyy younger).
But, my body tells me more things than I would like to listen to, however I am encouraged more and more to listen to it. I think I have mentioned before that my personal balance during yoga displays the balance that may or may not be present in my life, to my chagrin. My body defies my thoughts that aspire for me to be younger than my birthday would admit to.
So – lesson? Hmm – some days I am tired of learning lessons. But, more often, I try to be more present for these lessons. And, this one is for me to take better care of myself. I know better. And yet, I spite myself. Not sure why… . Almost like a personal vendetta to prove myself wrong?
I didn’t say being in your 40’s was for cowards – because it isn’t. Good luck!!