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remediagirl

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #60 on: January 20, 2012, 01:33:32 pm »
Getting old has been very weird for me. I too think about what happened 20 to 25 years ago and it doesn't seem that long ago. I was always told that time fly's but never really experienced it the way that I do now that I am getting closer to 40.


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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #61 on: January 20, 2012, 06:10:17 pm »
Absolutely hate it!!!  The body doesn't look or feel the same and most likely you can't do the same things you could when you are younger.

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2012, 08:32:01 am »
eh-I used to hate the idea of it-but that was mainly because my youth was so great-I hated getting further away from it. This last birthday I have come to appreciate all my years and time on earth and those I get to enjoy it all with.

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #63 on: January 30, 2012, 08:32:51 am »
i dont like much but u can deny is natural ...just enjoy ur life .... ;D :)

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2012, 08:36:32 am »
It is just a number..I am 37 and do not feel like it one bit..I do not worry about growing old it is gonna happen so I will make the best of it..Look at it in a positive manner and smile..It is what ya make it I think  ;D

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2012, 09:10:14 am »
when i turned 30 i felt depressed because i was getting old , but now it dosent bother me just excepted it and i am going to be 43 this year

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #66 on: January 30, 2012, 09:12:54 am »
OMG, I remember when my mother was 42 yrs old, now I am passed 42  :crybaby2: time passes so fast !

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #67 on: January 30, 2012, 09:27:39 am »
I'm 41 now, turning 42 this summer, and I'm in WAY better shape now than I was as a teenager or in college.  Definitely healthy eating and exercise is crucial.  I started my upward trend as I was graduating college - a roommate got me into ballroom dancing my last year, and I kept that up for nearly a decade.  Competed at the collegiate and amateur levels - even made it to nationals once - sooo cool.

Then I got into rock climbing with work friends in my late 20's/early 30's.  Then after my ballroom days started waning due to my partners all moving on with life, I took up figure skating in my 30's.  I'm still figure skating now working on my single jumps.  My goal is to get good enough to a least be able to do an Axel and a double jump or two.  Granted, my recovery isn't as fast as it was in my 20's, but if I need to stretch 5 days a week vs 3 - so be it.  Go in for regular massages to keep my muscles relaxed...well...okay, if you insist...   ;D  Most of my aches and pains come from my occasional spills on the ice - so I have my trusted chiropractor on speed dial to "snap" be back together.

Sometimes I think what happens when people get older is they completely forget to take care of themselves.  The older we get, the more "maintenance" we need to keep running.  In general, people seem to understand this concept when trying to keep their cars and other machines running -are diligent about changing oil, greasing the gears, taking them in for "check-ups".  Same thing with their pets - if the vet says their cat needs a special diet or their dog needs more exercise - they move heaven and earth to make it happen for them.  But when it comes to themselves - it's just "too hard".  Why is that?

I have great role models in my grandmothers - one turned 100 last fall and still lives on her own - although she does have people stop by to help her with reading mail and cooking, the other one is turning 99 this fall (we're hoping she hits 100 too) - so I know I come from good gene stock - so I'm planning to keep going way past 100.  There's just way too much world for me to explore before I leave this planet (unless it's leaving for a space mission to Mars), so I need to keep myself fit enough to enjoy the adventure.


I remembered someone posted an article about Ernestine Shepherd - a 70+ year old body builder, and found this current article about her.  She started working out in her 50's and now in her 70's she looks awesome.  Just shows, you are never too old to start doing something to improve your health.  I sure hope I can look even half that good at her age!  Enjoy the updated read if you are interested:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mess-ernestine-shepherd-body-building-grandma-benches-150/story?id=10480184#.TybOCfn65Id

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #68 on: January 30, 2012, 09:47:44 am »
It's not so much the number thing, it's not being able to do the things I use to. I stay active but there are things my body groans about when I do them. The older I get the more I strive to do all my dreams. I don't when do die never having lived.

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #69 on: January 30, 2012, 12:48:38 pm »
Getting old is no fun. Reality starts to set in when you have joint pain and go to bed early. I am grateful to be getting old. So many people did not make it to the new year. Some people will not make to February. Aging is a right of passage. ;D

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #70 on: January 30, 2012, 12:55:00 pm »
What is old?  I am 74 and just starting to feel alive!! :wave:

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #71 on: January 30, 2012, 01:42:22 pm »
It scares me :( I'm not really old now, but I'm making my way up there slowly, but surely. Although, when I think about being just a baby, those 18 years sure flew by fast!

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #72 on: January 30, 2012, 02:56:05 pm »
Unfortunately, noone can stop the passage of time.  It's what we do with that time that's important.  Nothing worse than looking back on your life only to discover that there have been so many missed opportunities and regrets. We don't get a second chance.  Mentally we all (at least I do) feel YEARS younger in spirit.  I don't think that ever changes.  Maybe a few (OK a lot), more wrinkles and grey hair, but hopefully a lot wiser.  And, yes, it does beat the alternative.  Live each day to the full, enjoy life and all it has to offer

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #73 on: January 30, 2012, 04:41:13 pm »
I AGREE AGE IS JUST A NUMBER! YOU ARE AS OLD AS YOU FEEL INSIDE. I JUST TURNED 40 AND SOME TIMES I DONT FEEL GROWN UP AT ALL. SOME TIMES I DONT EVEN ACT IT. HAVE FUN, MAKE FUN JUST BE FUN. IT WILL KEEP YOU YOUNG! WHATS OLD ANY WAY?

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Re: How do you feel about getting old
« Reply #74 on: January 30, 2012, 08:48:34 pm »
I hate that I did not take better care of my health when I was younger, but  I love the Lord and appreicate my blessings daily in spite of my foolish youth.

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