In the end, I THINK what they really mean is that our spirit - who we are inside - doesn't age and that I agree with. We have a choice to continue to grow and be amazed by the wonders around us or to sit back and stagnate while ruminating on the good old days. The spirit is ageless.
Day 1 - walk with husband. Not as fast or as far as usual because of the cold.
Day 2 - 20K bike ride. This is my normal length so figured I'd just drop it down a gear and
have a relaxing ride. Even at the lower gear, my cold made itself know and I had to take a 15
minute breather laid out on a park bench about half way through.
Day 3 - Longer walk with my husband, and speed almost up to normal
Day 4 - 20K bike ride with no issues. Still not up to my normal speed, but almost there.
Day 5 - Still a longer walk and up to normal speed.
I also need to increase my muscle mass. Muscle burns more calories than fat so an increase in muscle mass creates an increase in metabolism and that means your body burns more calories. Loss of muscle mass is a a real issue for all post menopausal women and we lose it more rapidly than men of the same age. However, it's important to note for everyone that people who are physically inactive can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass per decade after age 30. So a concern for us all.
Lastly, taking a little more fat out of my diet and increasing my fiber a little bit more. Nothing crazy, baby steps all the way. And remember it's about what you eat on a daily basis, not the occasional splurge, that matters.