March 7, 2010

BABY STEP 40 - Reality TV Show

My husband, father-in-law, and I drove out to Vernal to attend the funeral services for my husband's cousin. She was one year younger than me.
It got me to thinking, on the long (three hours each way) drive, about making choices that lead me toward vibrant health.
I realize some people have health problems that have nothing to do with the choices they've made. They may have diseases or have had injuries that limit their movement.
But most of us have limited our own movement. We sit in front of the screen of our choice -- television, computer monitor, XBOX. Maybe even a 52-inch, flat, high-definition, state-of-the-art television screen hanging on the wall.
We while away our hours, the very currency of our lives, watching insipid shows. Or, worst of all, watching other people live *their* lives on reality TV.
If your life was a reality TV show, what would it be called? Think about that one, and we'll get together tomorrow and toss out our best ideas (maybe our worst).
Carol Burnett called her soap opera "As The Stomach Turns." What is your soap opera called? "As The Stomach Grows"? "All My Carbohydrates"?
Or is it a variation on "The Biggest Loser"?
I don't like the word "loser." Sure, they mean losing pounds, but just put your hand in the L-shape up on your forehead. No, thanks.
I'm not a loser. I'm a winner. And I'm going to win this year.
Join me. Let's be "The Biggest Winners" together.
And I can hardly wait to hear the name of your reality TV show of your life. I'll tell you what -- let's do one humorous one, and one serious one, okay?
(Oh, and before i forget, if you sit in a car for six hours and in a funeral service for two, and in a restaurant for one, you'll only have 2120 steps by five in the evening.
Hmmm. If I decide to take a thirty minute walk, I could bump that up to over 5000 steps today.
Why not?

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