Thursday, June 14, 2012

Health Edition:You Have Time!

I won’t list the reasons here because you know them well. You see them listed in magazines, on the news, and everywhere else!  But I will say, “Yes, you do have time!” I’ve heard the argument, “When your time comes to die, exercise won’t keep you here.” (**crickets**) Let’s talk about living. I believe in quality of life and doing those activities, within reason, that will keep us feeling and looking fabulous, not for other people, but for ourselves. Exercise is a stress reliever for me. Exercise helps me clear my mind. Ladies, raise your hand if you feel extra sexy after a workout! Men, I don’t mean to leave you out, maybe you guys also feel extra sexy or..something..after a workout. So that I don’t use the “I don’t have time” excuse, I treat my exercise sessions as appointments. Some days, because of my odd schedule, I exercise at odd times. Either way, I know I’m getting my exercise done. We can probably name at least one disease that is common in our family. That does not mean we have to be doomed to the same disease. For example, heart disease is a disease we hear about everyday. .Now, I know I said I wasn’t going to list reasons, but you know exercise strengthens your heart (you know it does!)  Even if family members suffer, why not do everything you can to avoid the same diagnosis? We know stories of seemingly, healthy people who exercised regularly, who were stricken with incurable illnesses. So, yes, life is unpredictable. Yet, we cannot live with the morbid words of “I’m going to die anyway.” Those words rob you from getting the most out of your life. Speaking from experience, exercise provides wellness in the mind and body. Take care of yourself. Make exercise your time. You have just been served an extra-mini lecture on exercise.

4 comments:

  1. Toya P.!6/14/2012

    Tam!!!! You read my mind this morning. I was thinking, "it's been several months since my last workout and healthy eating. So what am I going to do, gym or run after work? Run after work it is!" Your mention today just reinforced my need and desire. I call it the "get fine fast(gff) plan".LOL! As Drake most recently said, "here goes nothing"! Thanks for the encouragement, Tam!!

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    1. GFF PLAN!!! no turning back now!

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  2. Lovelylegs6/18/2012

    I recently started walking and I feel so good after my hour walk! I feel relaxed and my mind is clear AND on top of all that, I'm getting in shap! I love it!!

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    1. i think sometimes people don't realize how quickly exercise turns into a habit..a good one!...keep walking to keep those "lovely legs"!

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