Monday, August 11, 2008
One reason I enjoy the Olympics is because you get to see what the human body is capable of in different circumstances.
Different muscles are needed for different sports. The endurance required for longer sports, the bulky "speed" muscles, the emotional strength needed for pretty much everything, concentration and the pressure and stress of it all.
Watching swimming and then turning to track, and then to gymnastics, you see how different each body is because of the different muscles required to excel in different events.
The work these athletes put into maintaining their bodies, the nutrition, the exercise, the timing to be at their peak, it all amazes and inspires me.
Most of us are capable of so much more from our bodies, but we use it for the bare minimum that we have to. Just a small amount of effort each day will help our bodies become more efficient. Our bodies want to move, our muscles want to be used.
I couldn't have chosen a better time to choose to lose weight and to become a healthier person. I am depriving my body from doing what it does best by not taking care of it.
Seeing these athletes... awesome! Inspiring! Motivating!
I can't do what they do, but I can do a whole lot better than I have been doing.