Reasons not to put it off and not to Judge.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Hi Spark Friends!
I am overdue with my blogging because I have had some health issues I have been dealing with. It has been prevented me from being in my regular gym routine and it has been hard just walking for my exercise. We all like to do what we like to do for our exercise and mine is the gym equipment. I FINALLY went today and while it was GREAT to be there I had a glitch and that brought me to do a lot of thinking while I worked out. Here is what I thought about....
First of all my ipod was dead. It was not charged so I had no music. I was so excited to get back to the gym I did not prepare well. Just grabbed the ipod, my water and ran out the door. So, that meant a workout in silence for me. So there I was on the Elliptical and there was a guy in front of me whaling his arms everywhere and playing an imaginary guitar. He would fling his arms all over and make noises and bend down and play his fake drums. I thought he must have one heck of a song on his ipod or he is nuts. LOL I turned to my left and saw a woman on a treadmill she was boxing with her arms as she walked the treadmill. Then she'd jump off and do a bunch of push ups on the floor beside the treadmill and jump back on.
I thought OMG I am in a circus not a gym. I finished my elliptical workout and proceeded to my weight training. There I thought a lot about the documentary I saw that Farrah Faucett did on her cancer. It was very sad but very eye opening. She was bringing awareness to others on the need of more research for her type of cancer by documenting her entire journey in dealing with her cancer. She is very sadly, almost at the end of her journey as it is taking her life. There was something that she said in this documentary that really stuck with me. As a rain lover myself, when she said the one thing she will miss in life is the rain. In tears she wondered if God would allow her from heaven to dip her wing down in the rain if only for a moment. That broke my heart and I was in tears. She really wants to live and has no chance of that happening anymore.
So, I am seeing a circus, thinking of this documentary and there I was on the hip abductor when I looked down and to my horror discovered I really had been excited to get back to the gym when I left my house in a hurry to get to the gym. because my workout pants were on inside out.LOL I thought to myself first of all I look ridiculous and I wonder how many people noticed and wondered who dressed me.LOL Then it hit me I may be at the gym with my pants inside out and the guy may be playing pretend instruments and the woman who boxes and jumps off the treadmill to do push ups and gets back on may all look weird and odd and funny but we were all there trying to be good to our bodies and be healthy. To live a healthy lifestyle. We were not home on a couch in front of a TV eating a bag of greasy chips not caring about our health.
Then there is Farrah Faucett who no longer has any options in life. Her life is just about at the end. That is so very sad and so it makes me feel even more empowered to continue my healthy journey here while I do have a choice. It makes me ask all of you, my spark friends to PLEASE continue your healthy lifestyle journey . If you stumble, get back up and start over! Do NOT give up because what your giving up on is yourself. Do NOT settle for an unhealthy weight and body. Be the best you can be and you know what, YOU deserve that! YOU are worth it! Yes, it takes some effort and changes but they are good changes and the results far outweigh the effort. Nobody can do this for you. You must want it and then you can achieve it! It really is that easy! Don't wait until it is to late and you are someday at the end of your life maybe even due to health complications because of an unhealthy lifestyle.
Get healthy now! You will have nothing but GREAT things as a result of it. We never know what tomorrow holds. So why not at least do our part in taking care of our health now. TODAY! There is NO food worth short changing your life for. I want all of us to be healthy. We have such a wonderful support system here and so many wonderful people who are willing to walk besides us in this journey. Lets do it and do it today!
So maybe leaving with my ipod uncharged was meant to be. I say this because it gave me lots of thinking time and I will not be so quick to judge others or take a second of my life for granted. I share this with you my spark friends because I want us to all realize the importance of maintaining a healthy body and being a healthy person. Together we can ALL do it!