Saturday, June 21, 2008


The other day someone said, " If you drink cold water versus room temp water you will burn more calories." Then, someone told me if I walk the stairs versus taking an elevator I will burn more calories. I have read about exercising to burn calories since I was a kid. The way I look at it, I should be able to eat everything I want anytime I want for as long as I want if I am willing to exercise an equal amount of time. Then, I read an article telling me to walk 100 yards to burn off 1 M & M. Yes, I did ask the question, was that a red M & M or a green M & M?" The answer is pending.

We all want to be able to do things with little work and fast results. In the 1960's and 1970's we would heat leftovers for 20 minutes in an oven--after a 15 minute warm up time, or cook soup out of a can in 20 minutes--stirring the entire time. If we could cook any meal from start to finish in 25 minutes or less it was fast food. Why do we love microwave ovens, butter popcorn in 3 minutes, quick this or that, and drive through services 24-hours a day; so we can do more stuff or not focus on our stuff.

Growing into a change takes time. The enjoyment of the journey is part of the quality of the outcome. Not rushing it, taking the time to 'get it right,' feeling it, and understanding the outcome is part of being comfortable with the changes and outcomes we want. If we look at the rule of the M & M'; the red ones have more calories and require extra steps--JUST KIDDING--slow down, take your time to change, and do not get in a hurry to make things different, cook soup without a microwave this week. Healing is not always fast. My favorite thing to remember--I get to eat in the end no matter how long I cook the meal. If I microwave it I miss the opportunity to smell it before I eat it--savor each moment of your life.

I believe in you, because YOU ARE WORTH IT

1 comment:

brad johnson said...

You have helped me savor today. I'm gonna 'cook my soup' on a bonfire....tomorrow my whole life may be on fire (ha). But for now....give me the red ones....mmmm nice stuff....keep writing.