May 8, 2011

Rant and Tip May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day:

   Today is Mothers Day here in the United States. A day set aside to honor the woman who brought us into the world. Yeah we dads had a small part in it. I here millions of those little parts can fit on the head of a pin. LOL. Our mothers sacrificed time, energy and sometimes their own health to make sure we are safe and grow to be the people we are today. When we get older they are still their for us as our confidants and in most cases I hope do not judge us. Judging is set aside for the man upstairs. We may not always agree with what our mothers say or do but I am sure in all cases they really only have our best interest at heart. I lost my mother when I was 19. It will be 30 years this October. I still miss her and wish I had been able to spend more time with her as an adult myself. My children have never had the benefit of meeting her an my daughter, I think really looks like her. Sunday is usually a day of rest as far as lifting goes, but for some reason I feel the need to hit them hard today. I am not sure why that is and knowing myself I am sure I will go hit the weights in a few minutes. First I want to say THANK YOU MOM while I did not have you nearly long enough in my life I thank you for the time I did get to spend with you. I love you and miss you!

Tip of the day:

 Make time for your Mom today. Encourage her to start some type of exercise program herself. There are so many things we can do as we get older to stay fit. Keep in mind I will turn 49 this August and 50 next year. OMG did I say 50. I am sure some of your parents are close to my age, some are older. You may be a grandparent at my age. SO WHAT, age is just a number and it is mind over matter. If your don't mind age doesn't matter!


  1. You are right Jim and I am missing my mom today as well! Thank you for this today!

  2. Karen - kshaw21866May 8, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    I miss my mom, too, but only because she's 1000 miles away and I don't get to see her. but I did sent her flowers and will call her later today.

    Jim, 50 looks better and better the closer you get to it, doesn't it (I'm 45)? :)

  3. Nice message today, Jim. I'm missing my mom as well, but I like to think they're with us in spirit. I think I'll do some cardio today - it's good for the brain.