Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states. ~Carol Welch
It’s 82 degrees F here in Richmond today which ties us for the record temp on March 15. Back in 1973 and 2007 it was very warm also. I know it was warm because I walked six miles this afternoon and it was difficult adjusting to the change in temperature. Just a few weeks ago it was below freezing and I have reached the conclusion that it’s definitely more fun walking in the cold.
It may be time to start walking in the early mornings. Hans Godo Frabel has given us this work of a very skinny dude who looks like he wants to be a football punter. Or maybe he’s just doing high kicks because he can. Other than the fact that he seems peculiarly asexual I find him somewhat admirable in appearance (we can just refer to him as “he” for convenience sake).
It’s good to walk. It’s good to move. You have to be a very hard worker to lug around loads of fat all day long. Overweight individuals are sometimes tagged as lazy which I find just wrong. Every movement is a fight with gravity for the obese. And America is full of folks who meet this classification. I was obese probably. Now I’m reaching out to my BMI which is 180 says my MD. Seventeen pounds to go! It’s a challenge but the alternative is more of one.
Of course, not everyone agrees. . .
Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. ~Robert M. Hutchins
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia. ~Barbara Ehrenreich
My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. ~Phyllis Diller
And, of course, there are people who are just naturally energetic, busy folks who don’t need to do anything special to stay fit. Just as there are people who are so smart they hardly need to study and people who are so beautiful they don’t need to do anything special to look great
Life is clearly unfair. But so what? We all have our challenges. Even the most gifted among us will face the ravages of time eventually. My focus is on what’s beneath all of that stuff. And maybe that’s why I enjoy our skinny friend so much. He glows with an inner light and he’s clearly enjoying himself. I want to be just like him. Even if I’m charged with being a bulimic yuppie.