Tuesday, May 26, 2009

47 sodas later

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.”- G. K. Chesterton
I am proud to sad I have something worth doing that I have done badly. I’ve over vacation gained oodles of weight, been rained on at the campground and beach, cut my foot, missed work because of it, got lost 5 times, and had a flat tire in the middle of nowhere. But now for a word or two from the “Experts”

“Start exercising and you’ll become a round-the-clock, fat-burning machine, right? That’s long been a commonly held belief among exercisers and fitness experts alike. But a new report finds that, sadly, it’s not very likely.” and get this “While it’s true that a pound of muscle burns more calories than a pound of fat — about seven to 10 calories a day versus two calories — most people don’t put on enough muscle to make much of a difference.”
(this is from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30826120/)
And another “New Zealanders get fat because they eat too much, rather than exercise too little, an international study has found.” (this is from http://tvnz.co.nz/health-news/overeating-not-lack-exercise-makes-us-fat-2756926) and just one more “MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- The excess fat that leads people to develop heart disease can help them fight against the condition's worst effects, a review of cardiac studies shows.” (from http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20090519/hl_hsn/obesepeopleseemtodobetterwithheartdisease)
Of course some exercise is a good thing. It may strengthen the heart, reduce stress, and fight the likelihood of developing diabetes.
We want “The Experts” to tell us what to do, fix our lives, and take care of our business from watching our children to teaching them.
Now I’d like to get back to my favorite writer G.K. Chesterton and his quote at the top. He proposed that it is *your* life and suggests if you care enough you’ll do what you can for yourself, even as you make mistakes. Edison took THOUSANDS of tries to develop a viable light bulb. I’m not interested in “The Experts” living my life. I can make my own mistakes, I care that much.

Doing things badly is the Foolsfitness way!- Alan


  1. Glad that you are back. I know that people have missed hearing from you. I like your statement about "if you care enough you'll do what you can for yourself, even as you make mistakes." I think that is key--to keep trying, keep caring, even as we make mistakes. I had a whole day of mistakes yesterday, for whatever reason--but today I still love myself. Hope you are loving yourself today!

  2. I agree with Bonnie, that was a good statement she quoted. I think thats all any of us can do, our best whatever that may be at any given time. I want some lard......

  3. Sorry you had such a cr**py weekend...

    All any of us need to do is try. A single drip of improvement every day is still an improvement. As for making mistakes: how else would we learn? Exactly.

    At least you don't seem like 'everyone else' out there - your honesty is refreshing.

    ~ Katalia

  4. oh and good link (and I am going to tie Tricia for comments)


Remember that commenting is just the foolsfitness way!