At my stage of life... I feel like I am on the cusp of so many things....
But yesterday a health situation knocked me in the head...
I will preface this by saying that I am in good health.
Cholesterol and blood pressure slightly elevated but the good numbers in there are also elevated.. so time to work on diet a little.
But I see my peers... and there are two distinct camps at my age.....
those that are still physically able
and those that are not.
Barring specific illness or injury [my own situation].... I feel strongly I am on the cusp of a decision....
Just as heart disease and diabetes and more are clearly most often diseases of lifestyle... I am feeling that much of 'old age' is the same.
I can succumb to the daily aches and pains and stop moving [and stay that way]
Or I can keep moving at my pace - and a little harder - and be strong for years.
Who do I want to be?
The little old lady jumping from a plane at 70 to skydive?
The little old lady humped over who can barely move her body from one place to another ?
Ummm..... yes..... I will make the DAILY choice to grow up to be the skydiver.
What I keep remembering is when I used to hear that I shouldn't cross my eyes because they might freeze that way... did you hear that?
Of course that doesn't happen.
But I am more and more convicted that if I don't move my limbs... in all directions and often...
they will in fact freeze that way....
and, while that may indeed happen to me,
I refuse to allow it to happen BECAUSE I made the choice NOT to MOVE.