I don’t do horoscopes. I might glance at one if it’s staring me in the face but I usually forget it 30 seconds later. Still, this morning was a little strange. I woke up early after tossing and turning all night. My back was killing me. It’s been hurting for a long time. Just a chronic pain that I attribute to being overweight and not exercising.
I sat there at the table and thought about what’s going to be involved with getting back in the exercise habit. I’m not kidding…just working in the garden ten minutes makes my back hurt so bad I can barely straighten back up. I’ve thought about getting a new mattress but I have a really good one so I don’t know why my back hurts all night. I remember when I used to exercise all the time. I didn’t have backaches back then. I don’t think I’m ready for the treadmill or aerobics but I’ve got to start doing something. My sister had a chronic backache like this and finally traced it to cancer in one of her kidneys. She had surgery to have the kidney removed about three years ago and seems to be doing okay. Scary stuff.
I decided that it’s time for me to start jogging in the pool. That’s probably the best way to get back into shape. It won’t hurt my joints and I’ll get some sun in the process. I’d like to be able to hit the treadmill but it used to make my back hurt when I was in fairly good shape so I don’t think it’s necessarily the best avenue for now.
Decision made, I picked up the paper DH had been reading and the horoscope section was right there. My horoscope for today says:
“Greater physical challenge will improve your life on many levels. Initially, your motivation to push yourself may be low, but you are eventually going to feel better as a result of doing this. Make today the beginning of a daily routine.”
Are you kidding me? Weird, huh?
I promise. Today I’m jogging in the pool.