Monday, January 19, 2009
As I worked up a serious sweat on both the treadmill and the stationary bike this evening, I continued to contemplate some things that have been going on in my mind. I am very happy with the results that I have been getting from changing my eating habits and getting more exercise. I have noticed that the more I exercise, the more I want to exercise. I have gone from someone that loathes exercise to someone that has become hooked for life! Is it that I am hooked on the endorphins that my body is producing? If so, what a great addiction!!!!!
Some more of the thinks I've been thinking about are not quite as positive. As I look around me, and I start to see America get fatter and fatter, I am getting frustrated. First of all...the increasing health problems of our nation's inhabitants...is it any wonder that as the obesity rate increases, so do the health problems??? What are people (and what was I) thinking? It saddens me to think that our epidemic of entitlement here in the U.S. has spilled over into our daily health habits. I can just hear some of the people I know saying, "Oh, I'm not worried about how overweight I am. When I am older, I will have someone to care for me." As a nation, I think that we have become so complacent about obesity that it has become the accepted norm. I am a registered nurse and I work in an operating room, so I get to see what being overweight does to your "insides" too!
Please don't misinterpret what I have written as being insensitive. I love my neighbors for who they are, regardless of any physical characteristic. Being currently overweight myself, I am making these statements about myself just as much as anyone else out there. I just feel that this is the way so many companies out there chasing the "almighty dollar" have duped so many of us in so many ways......
If I keep going, I am going to be up all night, and I have to get some sleep. God bless you!!!!! More venting tomorrow, perhaps!