Saturday, September 18, 2010
Fitness is Contagious
Apparently, I am doing so well in my weight loss and fitness finding efforts that I have begun to inspire people around me. One of my family members has decided to jump on the fitness band wagon. Her goal is to lose about forty pounds and relieve some of the stress on her joints. I am so excited about this! For the past few days I have been busy helping her get used to reading nutrition labels, look for hidden sugars and sodium in processed foods, plan meals, and track calories. We also devised an exercise regimen that adds some dedicated cardio to an otherwise busy and active schedule. So far, she is doing wonderfully and has begun to lose weight and feel better.
I find it incredibly rewarding to be a role model for others, and teaching others is a natural extension of that position. Some days it still boggles my mind that I, fatwoman extraordinaire, am leading some hapless souls down the path to fitness. The responsibility is tremendous.
Someday I may have to publish a guidebook for Highway 150. Enjoy the ride!