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Gift of a Body

Thursday, June 20, 2013

I saw a blog post today about fueling your body with low grade or high grade fuel. And it reminded me of an analogy I had discussed many years back with someone.

If you were given a high end luxury car for free (play with me here, no taxes, licensing, storage fees, etc) but were told the only thing is this car requires premium fuel - you'd probably have no problem with that arrangement. You'd understand the benefits the premium fuel had in keeping this engine running efficiently and effortlessly. You'd understand there was work required on your part in order to accept and use this free car for whatever your will for it was.

And really, isn't that the same with our bodies?

I don't care what religion, denomination, anti-faith, Crayon color you subscribe to. Some how you ended up with a body. You were given a gift of life and given this one body to work it all out in. And no one I know thinks death is a great preference to fabulous living. We had no choice in the body we were given, granted. But we do have a choice with how we fuel it, and what we do with it.

Fueling it crap will lead to clogged up lines, slower pace, things breaking down more often and probable sooner trip to the junk yard.

Treating it as the fine tuned machine it is will definitely prolong the effects of aging, help our metabolism revving, keep our circulation going and overall quality of life.

What a gift we were given! And how often we choose to KNOWINGLY pollute it, ignore its warning lights, and make it run on fuel that will only destroy it.

Our bodies are the only things we came into this world with - it's truly the only thing that is OURS alone. And YOU ALONE are the only person who gets to choose what goes into it and what work it does. Do you give enough respect to that gift? Do you honor your body with your choices or do you choose emotional gratification over physical health at every option?

Fuel. It just gave me a moment to take inventory. I don't want to mistreat this gift I've been given - - - and I especially don't want the Giver to take it back due to misuse emoticon

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FITLIKENIC 6/24/2013 10:05PM


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BUNNYKICKS 6/24/2013 2:20AM

    This really puts things in perspective.

How often are the words uttered "I can't afford better quality healthier food"... sometimes it's true but most of the time it isn't, it's just that we've prioritized our own bodies at the bottom of the list.

Thanks for this blog, I enjoyed reading it :)

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PINKHOPE 6/24/2013 12:55AM

  The longer I stay away from the "junk" the more satisfied I am with QUALITY food. Great blog.

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VETTE04 6/22/2013 6:05PM

    I totally agree! We have to be willing to eat well to have the fuel to workout well and think and to have the bodies we want.

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E11TEENA 6/22/2013 3:02PM

    Love this!!

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35ANGELS 6/21/2013 12:15PM

    If they only carrots tasted like chocolate cake.....our problems would be solved!!

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KJHOUSTON 6/21/2013 8:41AM


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SANDERSO23 6/21/2013 8:29AM

    I like the question: Do you honor your body with your choices or do you choose emotional gratification over physical health at every option? I know I don't always make the best choices and I am working on overcoming emotional eating. It's a good reminder to make good choices when it comes to fueling my body. I know I feel much better when I do.

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 6/21/2013 7:45AM

    Great analogy!!
Perfect reminder for all us!
Thanks for sharing.

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SARIANEC 6/20/2013 2:28PM

    emoticon Sometimes we just need a little reminder.

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ROBBIEY 6/20/2013 2:17PM

  This is so true!
We have to start treating our bodies like we really own and respect them.

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KLMEIRING 6/20/2013 2:15PM


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