Mind Young! Body Not!

17 Oct

I’m starting to finally realize in my early forties that my mind has a lot of catching up to do with my body.  Mentally, I’m still back in college, wanting to stay up all night partying and eating like crap.  Physically, I’m not even close to those times.

I workout and my body aches for days.  I even look at junk food and I gain five pounds.  Party all night?  Forget about it.  Too many drinks and I’m a train wreck, all tired out and sick as a dog.  What happened?  Where did that young person go?

Well, I’ll tell you where she went.  This once young person grew up, married, started a career, divorced, continued career, married, had a child, divorced, and ended up single again.  Whew!  I’m exhausted just typing it!

When I was divorced the first time, I could handle going out on the town and whooping it up.  The second time around, I can barely stay awake past 10:00pm and feel like death warmed over for days after a night of drinking.

It’s hard to grasp the thought of getting older and not being able to keep up anymore.  However, I realize the time has come and I can’t do all the things I did when I was younger and don’t necessarily want to anymore.  It’s time to move on and embrace the next chapter…one aspirin and squirt of Ben Gay at a time.

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