Squirrels and rodents like gerbils and hamsters tend to be among my favorite animals. I learn a lot from squirrels:
1) always put something between you and danger. It’s actually called “interpose” in chess. I like to put Twinkies between me and reality.
2) be safe, hide your acorns. I’ve found it helps to keep a few snacks around. I hide most of them in my belly.
3) Get plenty of exercise. They are always on the move to and fro… I am usually on the move to and from my fridge.
Squirrels seem to like me too. I have a few in the walls of my home. Maybe they like to hang around with a humungous nut? Actually in seriousness I do learn from them. They are diligent, maybe even obsessed with finding the next acorn. That’s the dedication I want for myself in my fitness journey.
The other day I walked home from church (about 6.1 miles) and I got called crazy by one friend and offered rides from two. At one point the person I originally went to church with going in actually came back part way on an errand and tried to offer a ride home. I didn’t care if it took me all day or that my legs and feet ached that acorn is important, CRITICAL! I walked home and paid for it in blisters. But acorn found.
Today’s weight check, in one week down 5 pounds! (Now 323.5) and a two mile walk tonight after a decent dinner…Looks like I’ve become obsessed with my nuts. I hope the squirrels are proud of me.
And remember that when you think of nuts think of Foolsfitness!- Alan