I am starting my quest for a return to some semblance of the conditioning that I used to have years ago. I know I won't be able to quite accomplish some of the feats I did when I was 18, 19, 20, 25 or even 30 years old. Those days are gone forever.
First off my knees are a constant source of pain for me which slows me down considerably. I'm not going to whine about it though and I'm going to press on.
I have all sorts of injuries that I've done to myself over the years. Some of those are just the consequences of an "exciting life" and the activities that I chose to engage in. Taekwondo used to be one of my favorite ways of staying in shape. Trying to keep up with the eighteen year olds did me in though and now I have both rotator cuffs compromised, my back is shot and I have hip pain as well.
All that said (not to whine about but to calibrate where I am) I am going to find ways to get active again in spite of all that. Stay tuned because I am determined to drop 20 pounds by year's end. I will be able to march in parades again with my color guard. Plus I plan to be around long enough to annoy the hell out of my great grandkids.