It’s kind of hard to believe…but it’s true. Someday we’re going to get old (god willing). And you know what, it ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.
The sad part for me is I still have the mind of a 18 year old (or maybe it’s just a guy thing?). The problem is I have the body of a 50 something year old which seems to be getting worse each day.
Ah, I remember the good old days. Eating my Tombstone pizza (the whole thing) and still weighing in at 175. (I’m 6’1″). These days when I weigh in at the doctors office I joke that I should be about 7′ tall to be weight proportionate. I still love the pizza only now it sticks to my sides like glue. Playing hoops, running around without a care in the world, playing ball. Now it’s a production to go from couch to bed. How on earth did this happen?
All I know is I still feel young at heart. My heart still goes pitter patter for my fiancee’ when I see her. It’s just this annoying belly keeps on growing. Any my annoying back. And my annoying acid-reflux. Any my annoying aching joints.
So I attempt to get back on track. This is the week I’ll start exercising again. This is the week I’ll eat better. And then something new develops. Mom!!!!! You never told me it was going to be like this lol. C”mon!
I thought I’d never retire from playing softball. Though the official announcement hasn’t been made – I’ll share a secret. I’m retired. And it’s sad. The things I once loved, couldn’t live without, I can no longer really do anymore. Shooting hoops for 10 minutes. I’m exhausted. Hearing about someone working out hard? I get exhausted just at the story.
But I’m not giving up. I used to have a T-shirt that said “I refuse to grow up”. Granted men are known as over-grown babies to begin with, but perhaps there’s something good about refusing to grow up. Maybe there’s something to be said about wanting to hold onto your youth. And so, I will. I will refuse to grow up and will continue to fight to maintain a healthy body. To live for another day and rid my body of all these nagging aches and pains. But boy, it sure ain’t any fun.