Here’s some humor to start out the work-week:
Now that I am a certain age, I “overhear” conversations between my mind and my body frequently. Years ago, things were quiet.
My mind says that I should be able to do a specific thing–for example, work twelve-hour shifts standing on a hard floor–and do it consistently. My body, on the other hand, says, “Yeah, right!! Are you ever dreaming!!” My mind thinks I should be able to do what I used to do with no more effort than I used to do it with, and work as long as I used to work without sitting down. My body says, “Get a reality check! You really are dreaming!!”
My mind thinks I should not need to do stretches and other exercises to be as flexible as possible. My body sighs in exasperation. “You just don’t get it, do you? This body is OLDER. You are NOT twenty years old anymore. You need to be more flexible, get with the program and accept some limitations.”
Eventually my mind and body will come to some kind of an understanding. They better–I have to live with them! 🙂
Note: Those around my age will have no difficulty agreeing with me on this one. Those younger: be thankful you have the energy you’ve got, and can move with ease. Try not to take that ability for granted, (but if you’re like me, you will anyway). Practice good health habits; treat your body with respect; it’s the only one you get.