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Thursday, February 7, 2013

First Impressions

http://www.doyoueven.com/

Great inspirational videos here but be sure to watch the inspirational transformation video. You will never whine again about exercise.

What did you think when you first saw that picture in my last post?

I had mixed feelings. I couldn't tell one way or the other the motivation for that picture. It brings out the prejudices of some, the questioning mind in others, and anger at discrimination in others - in all depends on our own situation and what we ourselves have experienced.

Watch that video ASAP and let me know what you think.

6 comments:

  1. I think that photo was probably staged/exaggerated for effect (with the person willingly participating) to illustrate the absurdity of our sedentary lifestyle. A more realistic photo, perhaps (and I'm sure there are proliferate examples of it for the searching) would be an obese shopper in a mobility cart with the basket full of junk foods and soda. The photo of a person doing what is usually a somewhat-strenuous activity from a mobility chair takes the point a step beyond everyday...but still something that, in this day and age, we would not be surprised, really, to see. For instance, I think this photo is probably legitimate:

    http://34st.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/treadmill-chair.jpeg

    I think the lawnmowing/mobility chair photo was done to make us think: Is this what we're coming to? And, sadly, yeah; we are. *I* resent having to get out of my car sometimes when I only need one item at the store and it's cold or raining out --- seriously, ME; the blur of motion, the bundle of nervous energy, will grumble silently about *why can't there be a drive-up window for milk and bread* -- and then I have to give myself that silent reminder that millions of people only WISH they could hop out of their car and boogie into the store and walk the aisles and pick up items and carry them. But our daily lives are SO automated and so designed toward inactivity these last several decades (starting with the remote control television, in my opinion -- think of the things we DON'T have to do anymore; when's the last time you arrived home, had to get OUT of your car and PULL UP a heavy garage door by hand? 25 years ago?) that even the fit/active among us stay that way by purposeful workouts, not by performing everyday chores and household tasks. It would not be surprising in the least to see that lawnmowing scene play out in real life.

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    1. It is so very easy to become sedentary. There is something in us that wants the easy way out. We have to fight that urge to sit on our butts. I know people who didn't stay active and ate poorly and now they CAN'T do the things we take for granted even if they wanted to. It is frightening to me to become weak and unable to take care of myself. This picture probably was a spoof on taking it to the limit and becoming handicapped. Twix is handicapped and felt it was discriminatory and I can see her perspective. It's interesting to me how several people can look at the same thing and come away with different emotions and different evaluations. Be careful out there today.

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  2. The video was wonderful! I will show it to my husband who has been told that he will only regain about 80% of his core strength after his massive triple hernia. I think this type of thing could be inspirational to us all.

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    1. I love inspirational "you can do it" videos like this. He is someone we can look to when we want to whine and say we can't do something. Your husband can go beyond what doctors tell him. I just know it. Determination can bring out wonderful things in people. Take care.

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  3. I hope Norma is right about exaggeration. I fear it is even worse. It's reality.

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    1. It would probably be pretty discouraging if we really knew how many people sat in front of the TV all evening and many most of the day if they are not employed or retired. We have become a nation of people who lack resourcefulness. I used to suggest reading a book to my high school students and there was a look of horror on some of their faces. Take care.

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