Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Life Gripe: Growing Old Gracefully

Today I have a Life Gripe.  Growing old gracefully. I would say that I am not one of those people who is growing old gracefully.  For the most part, I haven't found anything about growing old to be gracious or graceful.  My skin is losing it's elasticity, I can't remember anything, I'm so forgetful.  I am getting lines and wrinkles, my hair is graying, gravity is taking place, my metabolism is almost non-existent to where I am gaining weight by the moment and I feel so tired and horrible more often than not. 

The worst for me, I think is the metabolism slowing down.  Because with that comes weight gain along with feeling extremely tired all the time.  And when you put those two together...weight gain and an aged body, then you're asking for trouble.  Talk about no motivation and lack of enthusiasm.  So tell me, what is so graceful about growing old? 

Okay, there is one thing I can tell you I like about growing older and that is the wisdom that comes with age.  You know that saying, if I only knew then, what I know now.  Well that saying certainly holds true.  And you know what, if I knew then, what I know now.  I would have continued to work out throughout my thirties and into my forties even more so and harder than what I did.  I would have prepared more and earlier at that.  If I would have done that, I may not be in this position now. 

If only I knew then, what I knew now.  At least now, I can make smarter, more wise decisions in my life.  In the meantime, I am not growing old gracefully, but I am thankful for the wisdom I have gained over the years.

Life Quote:

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.

-- Martha Graham

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kim,

    I am right there with you. I just turned 42 and wow, the metabolism is shot, the wrinkles are showing and the cravings for sugar and worse than eva! Maybe there will be a miracle cure in our lifetime!

    I am a new follower and hope your stop by Moms Own Words sometime! Have a nice weekend!