Wednesday, July 25, 2007
So I was watching Shaq's fitness challenge, or something like that-the show where he took 6 morbidly obese kids from a school in Florida and put them into an intense excercise program.
I don't have kids, nor am I having any, but I completely agree with Shaq that our nation and our kids have GOT TO GET MOVING! We're too fat, and it's too easy to just drive somewhere. We've become too accustomed to "instant gratification".
Anyway-long story short, I watched the show, and started to get ansy, and guilty. How can I watch these kids work so hard, and say that they need it, when I'm just sitting here WATCHING them!. I'm watching these kids work their butts off, hating it, but doing it anyway, and they start to lose weight, do better in school, feel better, etc. Then they invite some of their friends to join their workouts-and it's amazing how many kids just showed up, wanting to do something to help them lose weight-some were so overweight I'm surprised they could do some of the exercises, but they did.
I got inspired, and got up after the show and got on the elliptical. I felt pretty darn good this morning, even if I only did 10 minutes. And my sugar was down today, too!
So tonight, I went for a walk around the high school track. I only made it 30 minutes, but I got 1.25 miles in, and even got up to a light jog (bouncy walk, really, for me). And It felt pretty darn good.
Maybe I'll take my shoes to work tomorrow and walk around the small lake up the street....
If I can keep this up, I'll be in shape in no time!
So here's th Shaq and his kids-they're not only influencing kids, their influencing the adults who want to be kids again!