I definitely do not need much prompting to recognize the achiness and stiffness my body feels from shoveling snow today from Winter Storm Niko.
Immediately I lament how out of shape I have become. Perhaps my age is catching up and it is all down-hill from here. These thoughts make me sad. Years ago, the aches and pains from a workout were a sign that I was doing my body good. Back then, I found similar discomforts encouraging.
As time inevitably moves forwards… I should try to acknowledge these sensations as an indication that I may need to get back in the gym and use it as a gentle reminder to maintain good health instead of fearing that ‘all is lost.’