Monday, September 6, 2010
Sometimes you just gotta be a kid......
I have come to realize that often times it is the little things in life that make such a lasting impression.
Exercise, for example, often times gets a bad rap. You just mention the word "exercise" and people will just cringe. Why does exercise have such as negative connotation to so many people?
Last week, I had one of those weeks that makes it difficult to maintain a normal routine of exercise and healthy eating. And like many of you, I succumbed to eating foods that I normally would not have eaten, and paid the price by feeling like crap for a couple of days.
So, why does exercise get a bad rap? People have forgotten that exercise doesn't have to be going to the gym and lifting weights or jumping on the treadmill and running.
Today, after spending Labor day working, I had a dilemma. I knew that I needed to do something to be active, but I also wanted to play with my son. When I got home from work it began to rain, as it often does on a Florida afternoon. Conventional thought would have been to stay inside and out of the rain. But there was no lightning, so I thought it could be great opportunity to take my 5 year old son for a jog.
After about 5 minutes, a light rain turned into a torrential down pour. Next thing I know, my son started screaming, "This is the best play day ever! This is the best play day ever!" How cool is that? We were actually exercising!! But to my son, it was just like playing in the rain. Before I knew it, we were both taking breaks from our jog to jump and splash in puddles! That excitement I saw in him put things into perspective for me. Exercise doesn't have to be what so many people think of it to be. Sometimes you just have to get out and run around in the rain.........sometimes you just gotta be a kid again.
Living life with No regrets...... No excuses.....