Every day lately, I seem to be sofa wrestling! I know people think I’ve been overeating as seen in my last post, but this is part of growing older. Inside my head, I’m still 17, honestly, I still think like a teenager most of the time and I think it shows too, especially when I want to get on the PlayStation!
My Brain Says…
Back to this sofa wrestling, I know I’m not alone in this with people of a certain age, but a simple thing like getting up off my backside turns into me seemingly looking as though I’ve been set on fire. Arms flailing about, hips going from side to side with the face contorting like I’ve eaten a bumble bee. My brain says to me, “let’s go into the kitchen and make a cup of tea.” Body replies, “I don’t think so son!!” Certainly not without a fight.
I know things wear down, just like a car, our ball joints get a little thin and need replacing or the air filter wants cleaning. Maybe I should go to Halfords and see if they can squirt something on my parts. The Postman knocked on the door earlier and by the time I got there, he was almost back in his van ready to drive off. He gave me the ‘you silly old sod’ stare!
One of our neighbours called in the other day and although wifey let her in, I offered to make a cup of tea. Then the foreboding doom of fear came over me as I thought about how I would get off the sofa without looking like a complete pleb in front of her. With two hands and a solid steel determination, I willed myself upright. Have you ever looked at anyone with a smile on your face, yet the pain you’re feeling is excruciating? That’s what I did. Although I spent the next two hours standing and getting strange glances from our neighbour, I wasn’t going to risk sitting again knowing I would have to wrestle my way up later, to see her out.
Off To The Circus
I think part of the problem is the sofa is lower than the last one we had. Add that to the fact my joints are getting rusty and you can see why life is slowly turning into a circus contortionist for me. I would do a lot more walking and simple exercises if only I could get out of the damn sofa in the first place! So, from my cushioned prison I will wish you all a great weekend. Arrrrrggggghh.
If you are interested in Physical Activity for older adults, here’s a website from our national health service.