I know that I should be grateful for every day and accept and love my body as it is. As I get older I often don't agree with the limitations my body has started putting on me. I'm stubborn. I don't want to accept that I can no longer do everything I could do before.
Part of this is ageing and part of this is Fibromyalgia which I have had for some 30 years now. Sometimes it just kicks my butt and that means a full day in bed with every muscle in my body screaming out in pain.
I really hate wasting a day in bed. As I lie there I'm thinking of everything I could be doing and I'm frustrated with myself and my body. The funny thing is that if I hadn't pushed myself so hard I wouldn't have needed a full day in bed. Instead, stubborn as I am, I needed to push myself to the extreme limit and now I must pay the price.
I used to think that limitations were meant to be challenged. If I wasn't going to push myself beyond what is comfortable how would I ever improve? Now I can see that the universe is trying to tell me that I need to learn to accept myself with some limitations. It doesn't mean I can't push a bit…but I can't push a whole bunch. Which if you knew me…is basically the opposite of my character.
Growing older is about accepting new limitations that I'm not ready to accept. In the end I don't have a choice.
It used to be the sky was the limit…now maybe it's only the upper branches…
Are you willing and able to accept your body limitations as you grow older?