My Age Is Finally Catching Up With My Body.

The past few nights have been strange: I’ve been so dang exhausted that I feel like I could just fall asleep on my living room floor. And then when I wake up, my body creaks and groans and feels like it needs about twenty minutes just to limber up enough to go downstairs and make coffee. Speaking of coffee, if I don’t have some, forget it. I am utterly unproductive {and have a major headache} for a good two hours.

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Suddenly it all makes sense: my joints are a little more creaky. My brain gets tired just ever more slightly sooner than it used to. Even my skin takes a little longer to bounce back after it gets creases from sleeping on my pillow funny.

Now I have to tell you: I’m all about aging gracefully – to an extent. But I also realize that there are some changes I could make to take a little better care of myself – and keep myself in a little better shape – so that this whole “getting older” thing doesn’t make my muscles ache so much. And here’s my plan:

1. I’m going to start taking a multi-vitamin. To be honest, I’ll probably just finish the pre-natals that are in my pantry for now. But after that – any recommendations from my blogosphere friends that are vitamin experts?

2. I’m going to try to get back on the workout wagon. With three workouts a week. And I’m going to {again, try} to start running again this spring. If we ever get some spring weather. Although the latter part of that statement holds less certainty than the first.

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4. I’m going to really push the water drinking thing. 64 ounces a day isn’t that hard, right? Plus it’s amazing for your skin.

Yes, I realize that some of these things can be partially attributed to having a child under a year old. But the reality is that some if it isn’t: it’s just part of getting older {as much as I really don’t want to hear that!} – which means I need to really get on this whole taking care of myself thing.

Tell me in the comments: what do you do to help your age NOT affect your body?


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