- I have a son who is about turn eight years old who has no idea who any of my favorite bands are and has no idea who half of the characters from Sesame Street are.
- My husband and I get excited about things like cheaper health insurance premiums and can actually carry on a fairly lengthy conversation about it.
- It’s fairly common that when I find one of my loose hairs that have fallen out, it is grey.
- When buying new clothes, I actually take durability into account. My mom’s words ring in my ears as I shop…”Look for things that are polyester/cotton - they don’t wrinkle.”
- Lowering my blood pressure and making my back and knees feel better are more motivating reasons to lose weight than fitting into a cute outfit (really, how many polyester/cotton outfits are really that cute anyway?).
I could keep going but I’m sure you get the idea. Time really does just seem to pass faster the older I get. It’s like life is a ball tumbling downhill and gaining momentum as it rolls. I’d like to be able to throw the brakes on and regroup but there’s no time for that…the ball can’t be slowed down.
The time to get things done is now. I can’t put off getting healthy forever. People my age die sometimes. People my age get diagnosed with heart disease and diabetes. People my age have bodies that are beginning to reap the consequences of the past.
Whether it by physically, spiritually, or mentally - now is the time to get yourself right. Because if JD from Thelma and Louise is just five years out from being able to order off of the Bob Evans senior menu, all of you young whipper-snappers out there aren’t too far behind.