EYE OF NEWT, TOE OF FROG, WOOL OF BAT.
WITCHES PRESCRIPTION FOR WHAT AILS YOU
I grew up witness to my parent’s dependence on prescription medication. And along with the pills
came the side effects. Open a magazine and check out the two pages of possible scary stuff that
can happen when your health deteriorates to the point of prescription purgatory. Let me just say
that I am not anti-medicine, but if I can avoid it I will. So what’s the alternative? Exercise. Are
there side effects? Yup. Good ones. I don’t even need to list them cuz I know that you know what
they are. Make the choice. The challenge is that you need to LOVE exercise. You may need to
pull out your bigger bag of tricks for this. Did I always love exercise? Hell no! I was not sweating
hearts and daisies après my first walk. You see I lived on the top of a pretty steep hill and going
down meant that I had to come back up. I had to stop several times to breathe, and believe me
when I say that it was grim. But I made it and I convinced myself to JUST go three times a week.
Three became easy; turned into four, then five and then six days a week. JUST can be a strong
word as long as it is used for good and not evil. Think: just one more day, just one more block,
just one more step. Drop thinking: just one more candy, just one more hour of sleep, just one
more tv show. That all turns into one more day wasted! That whole pattern of thinking that I love
exercise actually became a reality. Now I actually run 5 km three times a week….up those same
hills that I could barely walk! Be sure to add some variety otherwise boredom will kill the love. I
weight train, golf, play tennis, practice yoga, take hip hop and engage in a lot of fun stuff!
Just do it! (borrowed from Nike of course!)