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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

If the body be feeble, the mind will not be strong. ~Thomas Jefferson

As I was prepping for my morning exercise
(I can only do it in the morning ... the days just zip by and there's never time left at the end of the day!)
I had to really push myself.
I have a conversation with myself every day - much like the cartoons with the angel and one shoulder and the
devil on another. I'm not a natural lover of exercise. But I do it. In fact I'm now on level 3 with Jillian Michaels! (THREE CHEERS FOR ME!)

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

So here's my inspirational thought for today:
No matter what body
we have, big or little, infirmed or whole, old or young ...
if we treat it as a temple, we'll be blessed in all ways: physically, spiritually, mentally. I really believe that.
No comparing with super-stars necessary.
Just enjoy the miracle of your body, and treat it as the miracle it is.


  1. That is so true and so beautiful...If our body does not feel good our mind wont feel good either...I swim each morning to help me out with it all...:)

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY today :) Hope you will join in!!!

  2. So timely you've done an exercise post today. My husband and I were working out this morning and I got so overheated I almost fainted and it's his gosh darn birthday - felt bad. Keeping your mind and body healthy is all part of inner peace which brings.......JOY.

  3. Thank you so much for this Denalee. I just had another surgery and am home 2 1/2 weeks from complications. I need to do everything I can to get strong again. Even a few stretches and light movements! You are my inspiration today!

    Art by Karena

  4. Good morning Denalee. Our bodies are a gift, therefore we muct treat it as such.

    Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. What an amazing post! I agree! I try to take care of myself in every way I can, I just finished 50 days of detox, to let my body heal from all the toxins I put in it.

  6. Fantastic Post!!! I started Yoga, reiki, and reflexology this week .. next week a personal trainer is being added for the gym (1 x a week). I'm going to do a 6 week program ... and your post is very well timed.. I'm printing those quotes and tacking them to my wall .. to inspire me on the mornings that I feeling pain and just want to crawl back in bed and stay in my PJs.

    P.S. I just received my All Health's Breaking Loose Handbook ... I was looking through it and realized it has 7 weeks .. so I'm going to raed a bit more and see if I can tie it in with the fitness program that has just been put in place.. I will be blogging out come in 8 eight weeks.... thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway .... it was such good timing .. and I'm over the moon happy that I was the winner.

    Loa, wrote a beautiful inscription inside .. It was very sweet and touching!!! Hugs..HHL

  7. Level 3!?!?!?!

    You're an animal!!

  8. i love the pose "the dancer!" what a beautiful photo.