These days, I have come across with a few occasions where I felt I am “aging.” (nice way to say is I am getting old!) One incident is the coordination & balance of my body I found in the circuit class in BC. I felt that my ability to jump deteriorated so much last year and I decided to build it even after I went back to Tokyo. (It somewhat worked)
This time, it is coordination, rhythm & balance. For balance, I have felt that I am losing ability to balance as I get older, but coordination & rhythm was a bit of shock. I used to love dancing, almost all kinds except “break dance” or “moon walk types”, and I loved aerobics, Jazz dance & lately Zumba.
Now I feel that my body does not move as it used to be and I can feel that I am somewhat losing coordination. I do not know whether I can re-build balance & coordination if I practice, but it came as a bit of a shock! (Probably I should try going to Zumba class to see whether I really have lost my coordination & rhythm!)
Another symptom I have noticed is my eyesight and the ability to unscrew things. My eye sight is getting worse and it has become so much of a challenge to read small letters (particularly on screen) Now I understand how reluctant the old people are to read!
I also have difficulty opening bottles etc. I have strong wrists (according to my Aikido instructor) but screwing the top of the bottle etc. is a different matter. Now I understand what it means to age? The reality hits!
Reality is reality, so I have to figure out how to make the best of it! It will be my project for the summer, in addition to my Phase 2? or 3 of career when I leave KMD in March, 2014.