Eleanor Roosevelt says “Just Do It”.

Friday, October 09, 2009

I love quotes. Love them. I can rattle off inspirational quotes as if I was a copy writer for those companies that makes inspirational posters featuring pictures of bald eagles and a guy hanging onto a mountain with an ice pick. There is just something about being able to get energy from reading something quickly that’s poignant.

So I’m sitting on my couch, looking up quotes about choice and haphazardly watching So You Think You Can Dance when my friend Emmy messaged me.

“Whhhattt you doooiinnn?” she asked.

“Vegging. Browsing the internet.” I replied.

“Want to go for a walk?” she asked.

Honestly, I didn’t. I wanted to sit on the couch, work on my blog, read unread items stacked up in my Google Reader, and watch crappy TV. If I got up it would just be to take my bra off, put on pajamas, and grab a diet coke. But what was I going to reply “thanks but I’d rather write an entry for my healthy living blog than walk. Yea, it’s about choice. How we are the result of our choices over time.” Nooo… no irony there, huh?

I looked at my open word document and the following stared back at me:

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes … and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Damn you Eleanor Roosevelt. Damn you and your inspirational getyourassoffthecouchandimprov
itingaboutit quote.

“Sure… let’s walk.”

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    Great blog! Glad you went--it had to make you feel good since you made yourself go & taught yourself a lesson--hahaha. Do you think Nike pays her beneficiaries royalties?
    3086 days ago
  • TAKEONME48137
    Hooray for going on the walk! =)
    3086 days ago
    I have felt weird about spending a lot of time on here vs. exercising. Seemed contradictory at times.

    In college, I remember my friend and i would have a conversation about going to work out at the campus recreation center on the other side of campus. Sometimes we would decide it was too far away. So then we would laugh at how silly and pathetic that reasoning was.
    3086 days ago
  • OK_OAK
    Haha. I'm sure if I had Eleanor Roosevelt as a stern but optimistic taskmistress every day I'd be a lot more successful, too. That's a great quote. Way to go on choosing to walk!
    3086 days ago
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