Fuzzy Slippers and Flannel Pajamas

Good morning ladies,

What would your boss think if you walked into work today wearing fuzzy slippers and flannel pajamas?  Maybe, “Oh, that’s good, she looks very comfortable”?  Would he also think, “She doesn’t look prepared”?  Surmising further he may possibly think, based upon your appearance, “She isn’t going to give any effort today”.  Your appearance says it all.

So, what is it that we are saying to the boss that can’t fire us, our body,  when we shovel junk food down our throats and laxidazily lounge on the sofa?  What signals are we giving it when we don’t challenge it?  We are telling our body that “I don’t care about you”, “I only expect you to become diseased and die”, and “You really aren’t my soul mate”.  The you, the body of you, is expected to digest all of our food, even food that it can’t digest properly, move without pain, even though we don’t move enough to keep the grease, hyaluronic acid (natural grease), warmed up and free flowing, and to keep it all up for 80 odd years.

Our bodies were meant to be moved, meant to be fed in a manner that says, “I love you, I know all that you are willing to do for me if I bother”; bodies are meant to be kept in balance.  Even as I write this I am trying to remember the article I read on bodies in balance, you should look that up.  Our body works very hard to keep itself in balance and we, supposedly the greatest lover of our own personal exterior self, the siding on the house if you will, is expect to stay shining and clean while the inside is busting because we aren’t maintaining it properly.  When our shingles begin to sag we get mad and curse them, when our windows crack we pay to have them repaired but don’t attempt to stop the circus inside the house which is what is creating those cracks in the first place.  What do we really do, we throw on another coat of paint, smile and say, “See how new I look again” when nothing has really changed.

You probably thought while reading the opening paragraph, “I wouldn’t wear pajamas to work”; well, that’s good.  However, why are you willing to possibly be uncomfortable there when you aren’t willing to make yourself uncomfortable for the good of your own body, the house of your soul, the keeper of your most prized possession?  Maybe it’s because, you know you couldn’t get away with it in the work place and you have become so accustomed to putting clothes on in the morning that you wouldn’t think to have it any other way…..let me tell you that eating properly and moving on a daily basis will become equally as normal to you.

The first time my little boys had to wear pants with a button and zipper they were so miserable.  I only made them wear those types of pants once per week, then we moved up to twice per week, then we moved up….I’m sure you get my point.  Pick a meal you can being to change healthier, pick one exercise that you can do for 10 minutes.  Keep that up until it feels normal, like you’ve been doing it forever.  Then pick a snack you can healthy up and up the movement to 20 minutes.  Keep that up until it feels normal, like you’ve been doing it forever.  Get it, keep moving up.  Show your body you respect it, that you love it, that it is the most important part of you…..BECAUSE IT IS!  The minute your body lets you down is the minute everything else starts to crack.  No amount of putty, sealer, and nails are going to be as good as good old fashion eating nutritiously and moving your body.

Show your body how much you love it by getting involved in some of the Happenings Today:

Kalamazoo Co.

Wednesday

Ø 6:40am – Women on Weights @ Maple St. YMCA – Please note this is a paid class; please check with the Y for the amount.

Ø 9am & noon – Kettle Bell @ Maple St. YMCA – Please note this is a paid class; please check with the Y for the amount.

Ø 6pm – Good Form Running @ Gazelle Sports – Please contact myself or Lexie to ensure there is adequate spacing available

Ø 7pm – YT Gathering @ Maple St. YMCA – Overcoming Your Fear is the theme for October Gatherings

Ø 7pm – RIPPED @ Portage YMCA – Please note this is a paid class; please check with the Y for the amount.

Ø 7:30pm – Water Zumba @ Portage YMCA – Please note this is a paid class; please check with the Y for the amount.

Greater St. Joseph Co.

Wednesday

Ø 5:15pm – Strength Circuit Blazt @ Zimmyville Fitness in Union – Please note this is a paid class; check with Kena for pricing

Ø 7pm – Yoga @ Constantine Fitness Center in Constantine – Please bring light hand weights – Please note this is a paid class; check with Kathy for pricing

Get Your Sweat On!

Your Turn

Mel

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