Have you ever thought about how some people achieve greatness? Growing up, I loved the Chicago Bulls, especially Michael Jordan. Even though I am not a huge basketball fan, Michael Jordan’s incredible leaping ability and defensive play made it exciting. Michael Jordan is listed on the NBA website as the greatest basketball player of all time, but did you know that Michael Jordan did not make his high school varsity basketball team the first time he tried out? Rather than giving up or devoting his efforts to another sport, he was motivated to prove his worth.
When I was on the cross-country team in college, there was one workout the whole team dreaded – “hill work”. Our coach would find the largest hill in the city (We were convinced it was the largest hill in the world!) and have us trudge up and race down repeatedly. I remember the climb was arduous. I was tempted many times to stop and walk, but my stubborn pride kept my legs moving. My team members who did stop (usually after the fifth or sixth repetition) had a look of defeat on their face. They were disappointed in themselves and, of course, the coach was disappointed too, as evidenced by much yelling.
Breastfeeding is best for your baby. Breastfeeding has many health benefits for you as a mother. Your baby will be smarter, healthier, and happier if you breastfeed. Breastfeeding is FREE! So why is it that despite all these benefits less than half of all women in Arkansas are not still breastfeeding their infants at 6 months of age as recommended by all leading health experts?
There’s no such thing as a wasted workout. Any amount or type of exercise is a step forward. The question becomes, is your level of exercise matching up with your goals? If your goal is simply health improvement and to help prevent chronic diseases, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends adults 18-64 exercise…