Find a Skinny Doctor
This is a tough one for most people. They would rather die than exercise; so they do! Exercise programs are not what most people think they are. You do not have to go to the gym and pump yourself up to look like the next (your favorite sports star or actor). Healthy exercise mainly consists of aerobic exercise – anything that increases your heart rate for a period of 20 minutes at least three times a week.
This is really not that tough. A bicycle ride (Pastor and Mrs. Howard do this all of the time), a walk, a jog, a treadmill, a game of soccer with your children… anything for just 20 minutes – you can DO it! There are so many exercise programs that you can even pop into your DVD player today that are “fun” to do. If you have let yourself go for sometime, meet with your skinny doctor first.
Skinny doctor? Yes, find a skinny doctor who does not smoke. Do I even need to explain this one? Just in case I do, how could you even consider going to a doctor who is overweight, smokes, and does not take care of himself? This makes no sense!
Find a doctor who will suggest proper eating and exercise and natural remedies before he suggest drugs. Drugs did not make you sick (unless you are a drug addict), and chances are drugs will not make you well, either. I will almost guarantee you that in a majority of cases, your diet and lack of exercise are what made you sick in the first place, so start there.
As I have already established, many people eat poorly and are dangerously overweight. Can you grasp that over 50% of Americans are considered fat or obese? That is alarming; especially having traveled to so many foreign countries and seeing that this is not true in other countries. We are so undisciplined as a nation. I love the taste of everything that is bad for me to eat. Fatty foods simply taste good. The bad stuff seems to have the most flavor. And I love it. I think gravy, DQ butterfinger blizzards, and chocolate should be the main food groups. But, I decided a year ago that enough is enough; I chose to stop the downward spiral I was in. I will not become fat out of self-respect.
There seems to be a controversy going on now about obesity. Is it a condition or a disease? I have watched a lot of news coverage dealing with that question. My answer is that it is neither a condition nor a disease. It is a choice. It is a person’s choice to eat the way they do. After all, did you ever eat anything by accident?
It is time to make wise choices today: exercise and eat right!
Don’t try today; DO today!