>> Monday, April 2, 2012
Find a quote that inspires you (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.
Arnold H. Glasgow
I really like this quote. I think that I have posted it on this blog a few times. It rings so true. You really have to make sure that you take care of your body because you only have one. I know that this sounds so cheesy, but I know so many people that take such good care of their pet or are so focused on their education, but will not take a minute to take care of themselves. They get no exercise or they make all the excuses in the world why they do not have time to even go for a walk. So many people pay so much for medication that they are on and they really do not have to be on if they lost a bit of weight. I just think of my Father who spends about 2000$ a year on medications most of them for diabetes which he acquired later in life and I am sure that if he lost 50 pounds he would not have to spend that much money. My Mother and I try to tell him that he needs to take better care of himself, but he doesn't care. Many of his friends have passed away and he feels like he should just live his life to the fullest, drinking what he wants, smoking and eating what he wants. I really do not agree with this, but he is a grown man.
When I was in the hospital last year having my thyroid removed, I hated it. The smells, the sounds, the room. Don't get me wrong the experience was pleasant. The nurses were great and the treatment that I received was excellent. BUT, I vowed never to go into a hospital again. I really want to try everything in my power not to ever have to go to the hospital for something that I can control. For these reasons I really try and take care of myself. I know how important it is. Especially as a teacher I try and set a good example for my students, especially since I teach at an all girl school. Many girls notice my weight lose and this opens a forum on how to lose weight properly. I overhear girls taking about "only eating lettuce" or "only drinking water". I try to tell them that there is nothing wrong with wanting to lose a few pounds, but you have to make sure that you do it the right way. Don't be drinking 3 energy drinks a day and eating chips for breakfast. Many of them don't like to exercise because they sweat, I tell them that a little sweat never hurt anybody, plus guys love a girl who can throw a football or kick a soccer ball ;)
Whew...that was a long free write.
Do you have a favourite quote? Wanna share?
P.S. I am not feeling this new blogger format.