See if you can identify with this – those of you over forty.
You get into bed. You’ve made it in time for you to get 8 hours of sleep, which you do, but when you get up, it seems that you’ve sprained your ankle in your sleep.
I’ve noticed that as I get older, my body is throwing me some weird curveballs. Every week it’s something else. Something is poking me. My joints which were fine the week before are stiffer than usual. My tooth hurts for a few hours. My hands are suddenly dry as the desert. It’s like my body is saying, “Hey, pay attention to ME! Over here!” I’ve started calling it my tweak of the week.
I am lucky that I have had a life without much illness. For all I put my body through when I was young and more foolish than I am now, my physical self is doing pretty well. But, being over 40 has some new and different sensations. I guess it’s just as well that I pay attention before things go totally south.
I am finding myself riveted by TV ads for achy backs, how to increase your energy, improving my sleep, making things easier. Clearly everyone is experiencing the same sensations or there would be no market for these ads, but not too long ago, I was more riveted by ads for adventure vacations, improvements on pizza, DIY projects. I’m just saying that I am noticing the shift. I lead a very physical life with all the classes I teach and doing my own training, so I am doing mu best at staying youthful, but man, I didn’t know how good I had it when my body was young.
Rather than get bummed out about it, I’m up for a laugh. Comment if you are a kindred spirit here. What’s your tweak of the week?