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Food For thought......

Friday, January 29, 2010

I always seem to do my deepest thinking when I am at the gym, not sure why, but I do. Here are a few of those thoughts I have had in the last couple days.

1) The gym is not a place for perfect people to show off how perfect they are, a real gym is a place where ordinary people come and put their courage on display. Overcoming obstacles, having faith to make a change in spite of what they see or feel at the moment.

2) You cant force your body to lose weight, so many pounds by such and such a date, no more than you can “order” your body to heal itself from some disease by a certain time. its good to have goals but your body works on its own clock. At a hospital, they create the environment for your body to heal itself and thats all (removing the problem and let your body do the rest). All I can do is create the environment for my body by nutrition and exercise then let the body respond by working its magic. Anything more than that and your body will fight you. I think this maybe how yo-yo’ing happens. Starvation, loss then rapid weight gain etc…….

my only responsibility is to set the stage, learn what works and what does not and then….let the healing begin.

Just food for thought.
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  • v ERLYWA
    Awesome. #1 is what I finally realized last week when I got myself to the gym I had been paying for the past year but never went to. Once there, I realized 90% of them were just like me, overweight, feeling nervous and fumbling around to find what works. That was a relief!

    And I love what you said in #2, as well. It's so true that we put so many requirements on our bodies and the truth is, we simply can't control most of what our bodies do. I love the analogy of likening it to a hospital, where we give our bodies all the necessary components to lose weight (healthy diet, exercise, etc) and then let our body take it from there.

    You really should be a trainer. Seriously.

    1926 days ago
    I work out at my local y and I try hard to always look good now but I am so glad there are people there of all shapes and sizes and walks of life. I would never feel comfortable at a gym where everyone there was on display with trophy body.
    Great work being so far on your journey.
    2351 days ago
  • v RHYNO9
    I love number 1. That is one of the most insightful thoughts I have heard regarding the gym. It takes courage to go out and fight your way through the
    " I can't " mentality.
    2372 days ago
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