An Apple A Day….

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Our mindset is so important when we decide that we want to be healthy and fit.  Just like so many other goals we set, if we don’t really want it for ourselves, we will not succeed.  And why should we want it, when it is so much easier to live a sedentary lifestyle with all the creature comforts so easily available such as TV, video games, and computers that we enjoy sitting  in front of for hours.  After a hard day at work, who has the energy to do anything else?  And who wants to take the time to eat healthy foods when junk foods are so readily available and palatable as well? 

As a physical therapist, I am afforded a daily dose of the reality of how important it is to take care of our bodies.  Younger and younger people are being hospitalized with strokes,  some of them even in their 20s and 30s.  Most people that you pass on the streets are significantly overweight and deconditioned, and they are suffering or will suffer from premature joint deterioration, diabetes, heart problems, and a myriad of other health ailments.  They may be cruising down easy street in their daily activities and eating choices today, but they compromise the quality of their future.

WHAT MOTIVATES ME TO GET OFF EASY STREET AND ENTER THE WORLD OF PHYSICAL EXERTION, HEALTHY EATING, AND SWEAT? 

  •   FRIENDS WHO ARE FIT:  Surround yourself with people who make their health and fitness a priority and you will find yourself with people who have a positive mindset, a determination and grit that is very inspirational, and it extends to all aspects of their life.  They will encourage and motivate you on your own fitness and health journey.

  • FEELING BETTER:  When I exercise regularly and attend to healthy eating habits, I feel so much better.  My clothes feel better on my body, my energy levels are higher, my moods are more stable,  I deal with stress better,  and my outlook is brighter.

  • PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Being fit and eating right is a challenge I feel good about when I succeed, and it’s a worthy goal to strive for.  I know that the payoff is not just today but years down the road as well, when I am physically able to actually enjoy my grandchildren, my retirement years, and growing old gracefully  

 

i WISH to ENCOURAGE all OF  those I encounter IN  this LIFE  to VALUE your HEALTH, realize HOW important LIFESTYLE choices MADE today ARE to  OUR future  LIFESTYLES…AND TO REALLY SERIOUSLY  CONSIDER                                ****THAT APPLE A DAY****

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About Grace and Grit

As a Christian, to live the abundant life, we all need a lot of grace and grit... LIVING LIFE AND LUV'N IT...as God's Child, Wife, Mother, Physical Therapist, Fitness Enthusiast, Avid Book And Blog Reader, and fan of Lighthearted Humor and Fun “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9

Posted on May 13, 2011, in Health and Fitness and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Sometimes we forget that healthy foods are readily available as well. How long does it take to grab that apple and rinse it under a tap? Or grab a handful of baby carrots from the fridge?

  2. Great point Colline! Thanks. I started stocking apples and oranges for me in the frig, and to my amazement, I saw my kids start walking around with apples in their hands instead of cookies, etc. It was a nice uncoerced change.

  3. Reminds me of what my mom always did when I was growing up: she had a fruit bowl placed on the dining table filled with fruit and whenever we were hungry, we would grab whatever was available.

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