Friday, June 1, 2007

Variations on a theme

I had go to the doctor, and I'm ok. I could shed a few pounds, blood pressure a tad high, but otherwise ok. What struck me was the doctor saying that much, if not all, of keeping healthy is common sense. Eat smart, exercise, don't drink or smoke. If that's the case, then why do we chase diets, pills and other gimmicks? We're looking for the magic bullet, I guess. All the other stuff is dull, routine, boring. We hate dull, routine boring. We look for excitement in whatever we do, whether or not it's good for us. That's why it's important to building slowly with good habits. The habits then become routine, second-nature. But we're fallible. We're going to stumble. We have to know now how to pick ourselves up and keep moving.

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