You wake up slowly with joints aching. As you start your day you’re moving at a snail's pace because that’s all you can do…and to try to avoid making things worse.
As you go about your day things get slightly better. At least you’re able to go about things without thinking about how you move MOST of the day.
But there are things you don’t do anymore. Playing around with kids and moving like them. Just can’t do it.
When you workout, you stick to a certain limited group of moves because that’s what you can do. Unfortunately, whole categories of movement have been relegated to the “I use to be able to do that” junk heap.
Even with what you can do, you’re careful and hesitant that you don’t push too hard and make things worse. Training seems to increase your aches and pains…but you feel you have to do this in order to keep “fit” and keep your weight down.
At the end of the day you collapse into your favorite chair and feel relief…for the moment. But you feel incomplete at best. You feel like if it weren't for the pain, for the restrictions, you could do so much more…BE more, but alas, you don’t know the way out.
Unfortunately, the next day is the same.
Is this you?
Or do you fear that one day it will be because it is inevitable march of time?
That degenerative joint disease is waiting for us all?
Let me tell you about a different possibility…