Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No Need to Exercise by Lj T. Salceda

  1. You walk or ride a bike instead of ride/drive a car to work/school/church/grocery and back.
  2. You swim in the river or use a tabo (dipper) instead of the shower to bathe.
  3. You use the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator to climb up to the 3rd floor.
  4. You use bunot (coconut husk) and floor wax or madre de cacao instead of a floor polisher or vacuum cleaner to clean the floor.
  5. You use palo-palo (wood used for laundry) when washing your clothes and hang them on the clothes line under the scorching sun instead of using a washing machine and a dryer.
  6. You play patintero, siato, agawang-base or luksong-tinik instead of computer games or psp.
  7. If you eat right, rest enough, live in a safe, disease-free and perfect world.

Well, we don’t, so get you’re butt off and start walking, running and taking good care of your only body!

Although I am not a health buff or a super active person, I do try my very best to incorporate exercise in my weekly, if not daily routine. To the point of being laughed at and even called names like "weirdo", "trying hard", and "may sayad" since I brisk walk at night (after work) by myself or dance alone in my room or pretend that I'm strutting my catwalk.

It is a challenge, YES, but it can be done. Being active or exercising requires a LOT of dedication, commitment and discipline. It’s not an occasional activity or a fad. It is a choice. It is intentional. It is a lifestyle. I doubt if anyone NEVER falters from exercising. Welcome to the club if you struggle! I'm not here to play the guilt trip. I'm here to motivate you that the best time to start or re-start is now.

"For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." - 1 Timothy 4:8 ESV

1 comment:

  1. It's common to see joggers here (SG) at night or even at noon! Sa Pinas sanay lang sila na ang jogging sa umaga. Just beware of askals! :-)