Unfortunately, the second half of my title rings true for many people across the world.
We are truly in the "Age of Fatness."
How many people do you see day after day after day, overweight, out of shape, looking like they can hardly walk (much less run)?
What are we to do?
Why don't people seem to care anymore?
Why don't more people take pride in their general fitness level or their cardiovascular fitness level?
I mean, we sure as heck take pride in the clothes we wear, if they are perfectly ironed and dry cleaned......if we have the perfect shoes to match the perfect outfit........
Some of these people (men and women) will spend all day at the mall looking for the perfect outfit or the perfect suit for a particular occasion. All the while knowing dang well that they have a better chance winning a 1 on 1 basketball game with LeBron James than fitting into those clothes.
So, of course, it's time to go on a fad diet to lose those extra pounds to fit in those clothes!!!
Sorry, wrong answer.
I don't think I will ever understand why many of these same people don't take a lick of pride in what they eat or how they exercise everyday.
Ok, Ok, I am just kidding.........I have all kinds of ideas.
First, let me give you some "ideas" on why I think so many people are out of shape:
Videogames (the child obesity problem is seriously reaching epidemic proportions......maybe, just maybe we should get our kids active in their free time......I know this sounds crazy, but let's give it a shot) -TV (Need I say more.........there are many other avenues to occupy your free time.)
Overeating (Ahhh, yes.....these are the people with little or no self-control, there's always an excuse (by the way, I have some great nicknames for men and women who LOVE excuses, maybe I'll tell you later.), "Oh, the food was right there", "It was too good to put down", "I'm always so hungry, I have to eat (junk food, of course)".
Lack of exercise and fat - There is definitely a big-time correlation between these two. When all you do is go to work, come home, lie on the couch and watch TV/movies, I'm going to guess that you're probably not going to be losing too much weight......just an educated guess though, lol.
This is just an abbreviated list on the many reasons why people are fat, out of shape, and couldn't even defend themselves if they had to.
So, the $64,000 question is.........what are some ways to get you in shape (and I don't mean in the shape of a pear, melon, or apple). I mean in good shape, great shape, lean shape.
Well, the first thing to do is take a HONEST look at your everyday life, and see how many things you can change for the better.
I'm willing to bet (a lot, actually) that there are a multitude of ways that you can change your everyday life to become more fit.
You don't have to change everything.........yet.
But you need to get going in the right direction.
Not tomorrow, not next week, not after your vacation......
Why put off something as important as your health???
Is it not as much fun as eating bon-bons and potato chips?
But, let me tell you, you will be having soooo much more fun in life when you are fit, lean, and healthy.
Just ask someone.
I dare you to go ask someone who is in shape and takes care of their body.
Ask them, "Chris C. told me to ask you why you take care of your body."
Or ask them, "Would you rather be fit like you are now, or fat and unhealthy?"
After you ask them..........LISTEN.
They will tell you all you need to know, not only in their words, but in their body language.
Pay attention how much happier they are and how much control they are over their health and their life.
You can be there too........if you just get started.
The sooner you start, the sooner you get to realize your goals.