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Hello and Happy Monday, gang!

I’m feeling like a broken record – the weather is great, I’ve been riding my bike, life is good and I don’t have much to report. Frankly, I’m thrilled. After the year Michael and I have had, boring is a good thing!

There are a few random thoughts rolling around in my head…

* A few weeks ago my friend Jason Parkin sent me a link to a pastor’s blog about yoga. Check it out and let me know what you think.
You can also do some Googling and find a number of interesting articles (and arguments) on this topic.

* I could do yoga and all sorts of workouts all day long and “jeggings” would still probably be a bad idea. Why are we reliving the late 80s and early 90s? I have broken down and purchased one pair of cheapo black leggings and a couple of long sweaters, even though last year I swore I wouldn’t. Please slap me if you catch me wearing leg warmers or ratting my hair.

* If you need motivation for working out and/or eating less I am convinced that a trip to a department store dressing room is one of the most effective things out there. Bad lighting + three way mirrors = harsh reality.

* One in three Iowa kids is considered obese. This should terrify people. Let’s forget about the vanity of it all. Who cares about fitting into skinny jeans or looking hot in a swim suit. Obesity is a serious health issue – it’s linked to everything from heart attacks and cancer, to osteoarthritis and asthma. Emily Carlson did a great story today about a small Iowa school district fighting the problem in the lunchroom. It was so great to see kids eating (and enjoying!) fruit and vegetables instead of chicken nuggets and pizza. It’s fine to eat these sorts of foods occassionally, but when it’s every day it’s a problem. Case in point.. the year my mom did her student teaching I ate hot lunch every day and by the end of the school year I was popping the buttons on all of my clothes. Tune in tomorrow for “Workout of the Week” to see how a local gym is tackling the obesity issue by getting kids active and showing them that exercise can be fun.

Have a wonderful week!

1 Comment

  • gymrat

    I used to workout religiously and got burnt out terrible. I haven't done it for over a year but my wife and I started out doing P90x this weekend. It feels so great to get moving again! P90x calls for some yoga which is pretty intense from what I understand. We do it tomorrow night for the first time so we'll see.

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