My post last week, Scaling Down, seemed to touch a nerve with some of you women folk. It turns out I am not the only person with body issues. Who knew? We are the one of the fattest nations in the world and we have more diet, weight loss programs, and fat free foods than any nation as well. What is wrong with this picture? To my untrained unscientific eye it would appear that there is no connection between diet obsession and weight loss. I am not seeing a real connection between diet obsession and positive self image either. So, this along with your comments, started me thinking (uh oh). We women of a certain age have been sold a bill of goods. This we know. What most of us don’t know is what to do about it. How do we stay healthy, take care of our children, take care of our parents and freaking age with some modicum of grace? We are going to live much longer than we thought. Think about it. When we were kids (those of us born in the 60’s and earlier) people died at around 65. Now that is considered really young to give up the mortal coil. We need to reevaluate some things here or we will all be ninety-year-olds propped up on the couch unable to move as our Great Grandchildren self levitate past us and we are thinking, WTF?
I am starting a class probably on Thursday nights. We will move, learn something, have tea and discuss. I will use my fitness and dance background to lead a fun movement and stretching program that will be suitable for any age and fitness level. If you are in peak form you can just go crazy. If you are one more cookie or year shy of sitting on the couch unable to move you will be able to do this too. I will teach you what I am learning about aging, women’s health, and how to weed through all the junk out there and incorporate things that really work for us. Then we will have some tea and talk for a bit. So many of us have no idea how our bodies work and so so few of us have a support system. There will be no fee for the class as I work out the kinks and practice on you. Eventually I will charge on a sliding scale but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
If you are in the Pasadena area and would like to attend please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t attend but would like to keep abreast (so to speak) of what we are doing email me and let me know. I am very excited about this. Let’s change things!