SO much has changed for me physically in just the past few months, well, actually within the past year! Not all bad or good – just changed – changes that require mental and emotional adjustments.
This morning as I was outside walking in an area I’ve walked in myriad times before, I was struck with the realization that the impact of downhill walking on asphalt is a source of impact that is probably not good for me overall. Pain, yes, pain radiating throughout my body as I descended the long downhill road. I could hear and feel the thump thump thump as my feet hit the pavement sending reverberations up my legs into my back, neck and head. Hmm, not so good after all.
This brought on the sudden realization that although I’d not even considered discontinuing what I’ve always done – simply fitness walking outside. Sure, I’ve abandoned jogging and running and high-impact aerobics – that seems logical when you live with osteoporosis and degenerative scoliosis! Now to think that I might have to change my routine, my movement choices, my options AGAIN, well that just had not occurred to me before this morning. Hmm, go figure! To consider making more changes in my fitness routine requires me to admit that I am encountering more possible limitations. Accepting limitations is something I’m certainly not good at doing! I tend to balk at limitations and hit my head (figuratively of course) against the wall many many times before admitting change is required!
So, I try to come up with other distracting thoughts that focus my attention anywhere except facing my current realities. Can you relate?
I’ve not come to any specific conclusions but I am moving down the road of considering options and the very real possibility that as my body changes, my movement options will also have to change and I need to look at how that will happen and make plans!
Ah, Carpe Diem!