Good Morning all you “Liberateds”…Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
As you all know, today’s Body Designs installment is the last. I hope you enjoyed the read. It’s been a fun, educational and exhaustive 200 consecutive weeks of teaching and learning. Yes, I learned a lot too!
Since I hate long good-byes, here is my one and final encore.
I thought it would be appropriate to impart some overall health and fitness “wisdom” to you as I exit this medium. When you “hear” these words, you’ll see that I am just overstating the obvious. However, more times than not, I think because the concept is so simple, it is often forgotten.
Please excuse the cliché, but it is important to remember that the road to better health and fitness is a Journey. No matter where you are on the continuum, it took a certain amount of time to get there. And it will take some more time, no matter how long or little, to further your progress.
Did you just give birth to two boys within a 16 month period of time?
Did you just have a heart attack and are now trying to get healthy?
Do you have trouble breathing because of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?
Did you suffer an injury and are trying to get stronger?
What ever your issue is, it may take a while before the “it” becomes a “was”.
You’ve all heard Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey, a song about keeping the faith. I know it is a corny reference, but since the producers of The Soprano’s chose it to play as their series’ last scene faded to black, it seemed to be a good “fit” here; as this series comes to its own unceremonious end.
So, it is with those words I leave you for the 200th and last time. I know some of you will be glad not to receive “spam” like this as it sometimes holds a mirror up to you exposing your misdeeds regarding your Journey. However, please know, if I have offended any of you in any way over these past four years, I apologize. My intent has always been to provide you with a fun and educational environment where you can learn what I believe is the truth regarding all aspects of health, nutrition and exercise. For that, I hope you are somewhat grateful.
In lieu of “On This Date In History”, please allow me to pay my respects to fellow New Jersian, James Gandolfini, who died in Italy on June 19, 2013. Just over six years to the day of The Soprano’s finale (June 10, 2007). He was 51.