August 2, 2011

Rant and Tip for August 2, 2011

I have two new quotes for you today. I found them both interesting for different reasons.

First let’s take Plato, he was a Greek philosopher, mathematician. He was the founder of the Academy Of Athens and is considered by many to be the father of higher education. He stated, “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” Isn’t it interesting that nothing has change in these thousands of years? We still have to be told that if we do not exercise, our body will deteriorate. We all know how important diet and exercise is, however we have a tough time listening to ourselves and just doing it. Yeah a reference to the Nike commercials. Sometimes even the advertisers have it right.

The second quote is from of all people Cher, “Fitness - if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body. “ This statement is so true. Everyone wants that quick fix. Everyone is hoping for the magic pill that will make it easy to get fit and healthy. I will say this if you read some of the diet pills directions they will most likely say that you need to exercise. At least they got that right. The other thing that comes to mind with Cher’s quote, is how we as human beings find great gratification from something we have done well. The harder it was to get the task done the more gratification we take from it. I assume this is also why the body releases endorphins when you exercise. So we can have that immediate gratification. Then when we hit our goals we feel even better because we did it. We got fit and are eating healthy and our bodies show it.

I will be doing squats today while those who follow my exercise routine for the more advance group will be doing their backs. The exercises posted here can all be done at home and with dumbbells or like I posted yesterday you can improvise with other household items.

Have a great workout!


Posting or blogging your workouts can be motivational. You can create your own blog or just put a comment here if you like. Having to report to someone how you did can be very motivating.

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