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Out Of Nowhere

Just A Small Glimpse of a Larger Picture
Just A Small Glimpse of a Larger Picture
Here Comes Your Health
Here Comes Your Health
It's Getting Closer, And It's Coming Fast
It's Getting Closer, And It's Coming Fast
It's Much Larger and Longer Than You Can Imagine
It's Much Larger and Longer Than You Can Imagine
It's Right In Front Of You (Everyday)
It's Right In Front Of You (Everyday)

How has your health been the past few days?

How often does it cross your mind?

Never? Rarely? One a year? Occasionally?

All day, everyday?

What if it did?

And what if it was so habitual, you weren’t even conscious of all the healthy choices you make?

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Is It Worth It?

It's A Bear Trying To Find Time & Motivation
It's A Bear Trying To Find Time & Motivation

People are working harder than ever at work to make ends meet. Some are doing so with their salaries reduced. This hardly seems fair, does it?

Stopping at Gold’s Gym on the way home from the airport last Friday, a friend was there who’s made great progress with losing weight and toning up.

People often consider my approach too basic, too repetitive, and sometimes, too lofty.

I’ll bet a dollar, this person will revert back to the old routine, the less healthy, less effective, lower health-metric lifestyle. Say, in a year, maybe two. Why? Because it’s harder these days than ever to find time and willpower to get and stay healthy.

One last thought, hope I lose the bet.

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He Asked Me Yesterday

Just Move It
Just Move It

He leaned over and said, “Can I ask you something?”

“Sure”, I said without hesitating, so I stopped typing on the keyboard and turned his way.

He continued, “One of my bucket list items is to do a race and I’m not sure what distance to choose”.

I suggested a 5k, and gave him Track Shack’s website. He’ll walk his first 5k, and if he’s really lucky, he’ll become motivated to do another.

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6 Minute Mile?

Sunbathing After The Pool Time
Sunbathing After The Pool Time

Before you go to bed each night, do you think about when you’re going to exercise the next day?┬áMaybe you should. What would happen if you did?

So last night I asked cousin Mike, “Can you run a 6-minute mile as a 51-year old?”

“No, I can run a 7-minute mile”, Mike said.

I continued, “We’ll go 5 miles. First mile a warm-up, and then mile two as a time-trial. I’ll slow up (a lot) after that and you can catch up and we’ll run the last three miles together.”

Last week’s time trial netted a 5:45 mile. With splits of 2:55 and 2:50.

Remember when I was only running one mailbox per day? Good thing it never felt like a Green Mile.

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Funny Sad, Sad Funny

Not Everything Will Taste Like Chocolate
Not Everything Will Taste Like Chocolate

Yesterday’s health care video was very funny, which is really sad.

It’s really sad because it’s so true.

When you look around at the people you know who get decent results from their diet and exercise, you know what their secret is?

You don’t, do you?

It’s painful to admit.

But they have learned to dramatically reduce the number of excuses they are willing to accept.

They don’t eliminate every excuse, but they certainly alleviate the vast majority of excuses.

You can too.

But first, you’ll have to eliminate the excuse that you can’t alleviate the excuses.

It may even require getting down on bended knee and surrendering the past, so that you can begin a new journey.