During one of my major life transitions, Daddy gave me a piece of advice, "One thing's sure, and two things certain: life is full of change, and you better get used to it."
But sometimes we need a wake-up call to adjust to the new job, house, spouse, baby, etc. You know, a wake-up call like the one in "Moonstruck" .... Okay, maybe not quite like that, but you get the idea.
But, I'm not.
Tom and I tried joining a nearby parks & rec center. I even went early to "work out" for a couple of weeks. Then it rained, and we got busy with the house, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da.
Then I tried walking early in the morning around the neighborhood by myself. Oh, that was sweet! At least it was until my knee flared up. (Is equal time walking and icing a good ratio?) And it rained some more.
Maybe if I find a routine I can do without leaving the house? Is Richard Simmons still out there?
YouTube is amazing! Wait a minute: why are most of the participants young, lithe, and agile? Can I make my "smart" tv go slo-mo?
You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God. You are no longer your own.
1 Corinthians 6: 19 CEV
Alright, Dear Reader, so I haven't found what works for me to get this body into motion. I'm not giving up, but maybe it's time to show myself some grace and go at the pace that's right for me, not Kathy Lee Gifford.
How do you keep your body in motion, Dear Reader? Better yet, how do you determine the best pace for you?