After more than a week of dealing with both a summer cold and an early work schedule I am finally back feeling much better and a normal schedule. I cherish my mornings where I have the opportunity to share my thoughts with the world and obviously love feeling the blessings of good health.
The time I spent away from my rigid workout schedule has made me realize that I have been working out like a professional linebacker at the ripe age of 25. Although exercise is important it is also important to remember that my age certainly restricts me from the same bounce back that I experienced as a young man. Facing the truths of aging certainly are not easy as I have always felt that I was invincible and when I set my sights on a goal I usually could find a way to attain it.
This doesn’t mean the end of the line for me where I simply give into stresses of facing my inevitable mortality. It simply means that physical health can be handled in a way that stays in line with a man who is 55. After examining my notebook over the last several months along with many past blog posts I have written I have come to the conclusion that I am concentrating too hard on listening to that physical fitness coach in my head. I have lost finding joy in the principles of living a simple life as I had traded many of those things in for finding the fountain of youth.
Life is about so much more than trying to stop the hands of time and it has always been those simple joys of living that make life a treasure. I am living by way of the clock each day trying to fit way too many things into my daily schedule and never leaving enough time to do the things I love to do. I can’t remember the last time I hiked to one of the great waterfalls here in the wonders of nature in Oregon or even taken a quiet ride on a bicycle. Although I spend time in the garden it is rushed time and not the type of time spent with appreciation of growing season.
I am changing my focus back to where it should be and my posts will reflect my thoughts and actions of the Simple Life once again.