Joined: 01 Dec 2006
|Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:19 pm Post subject: Self Knowledge
By Cliff and Tatjana Eggink
With each passing decade, we hope that our knowledge of self increases, and that we know our good as well as our less admirable qualities. You know that old saying, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” This is true within reason and we are no way suggesting that you should berate yourself or ruminate about those things that are past and cannot be changed. We want you to focus on self-awareness and do something about two particular behaviors we observe again and again and that may sabotage your healthy lifestyle plan.
In the gym, at the pool, on the track: How many times have you proclaimed for your benefit and the benefit of others listening “I worked out for an hour and a half today”? But how long did you really workout, swim, run or bike?
Next time, whatever you do, use your stop watch or bike computer to keep track of the minutes, and you will find that your hour and a half workout was probably not 90 minutes. Why? Sitting on a machine between sets in a gym is NOT working out. Stopping at a signal while biking, running, or walking, is NOT working out. Resting at the end of your swim lane is NOT working out. Don’t kid yourself, time yourself.
In a restaurant: How many times have you said, again for your conscience and your audience, “I’ll just have a salad.”? We see this quite often, and we must admit that is often the fairer sex who engages in this delusional behavior. Salads in many restaurants are devoid of a number of nutrients, such as low fat protein, and the dressings are loaded with an excess of sodium, saturated fat and unpronounceable chemical additives and preservatives. Don’t kid yourself, you are probably not eating healthy ordering that Cobb salad with Ranch dressing.
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