My birthday is sneaking up. I won’t be telling you the date, but its a big one.
I’ve been thinking about getting older…and how my body “just isn’t what it use to be”. Now, if you’re reading this and are a bit older then myself.. I know I AM still young. But, I really do feel old.
My younger sister Anna is pregnant. She has three months to go with her first baby.. a girl! Pregnancy is incredible, isn’t it? What your body does to hold and protect a baby growing inside you for ten months? And then how your body can live on so little sleep those first
weeks years with a baby. Sure, we live through it.. but it does take a toll.
I haven’t been feeling great this summer. I’m coping, but not great. I start to wonder if this is just the “new me”. Maybe its because I’m the only night responder to crying babies? Maybe its because I’ve had three babies close together? Maybe its because my five month old is currently teething. Then I remind myself- I had a c section in April. Abdominal surgery. But my abs don’t hurt… everything else does.
I guess that’s why I feel old.
If there is one recurring thought (with getting older), its health. I know very little about food or diet. I’ve been to a gym less then a dozen times in my life. If you asked me to run with you.. I’d probably stop half way (around the block) with a side ache or something that sounds like asthma. I’m not overweight, but I’m not a picture of health. How do you make healthier choices in this already crazy schedule as a mom? Where do I start?
Every time I talk to my mother-in-law or read an email from her it usually ends in “take care of yourself”. It sounds like something I should be doing. Now about the implementation..