On a recent trip to my partner’s parent’s home we drove along a quiet highway in south east Wisconsin. Evening time, sun setting, rolling hills. And hot, hot, hot. As we came over a hill we saw a woman walking. In her workout gear she was obviously walking for exercise. Good to see.
This woman was overweight, she looked warm and she looked tired. Yet she was doing it. She was walking. She was exercising. My guess is that this was the last thing she wanted to be doing at that moment, slogging up a hill in the heat in the rolling hills of Wisconsin. Or maybe it’s where she truly wanted to be. Maybe a place she needed to be. For her. Maybe she came to a place in her mind that begged her to go for a walk. To get healthier. Maybe she found that place deep inside her that said, “Go for a walk, I know it’s late, but do it. One step at a time.”
The more I think about it that woman probably did want to be there. Good for you, Ms. Lady Walking up the Wisconsin Hills. I’ll,never know your name but I’m incredibly proud of you.
And that leads to today’s food rule, borrowing from Nike:
Just do it. Go for a walk, eat a carrot, call a friend. Do something for your health. Today. If only for today. Start.