Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, June 07, 2008

A LITTLE CHILD WILL LEAD THEM

I ask my granddaughter Hope, on her last visit, to pick up something off the floor for me because, " I can't bend".

"Why can't you, Granny Annie?" Hope inquired.

"Because I am old and my bones ache."

"No," responded Hope, "It's because you don't run and jump and play."

Awe, the voice of knowledge from a five year old.

The exercise this week has made me a new woman. Why we forget the benefits of moving about is beyond me. I certainly hope that I keep this up and do not fall back into my old habits.

8 comments:

  1. She's a smart kid!! And aren't you glad she's the kind that says whatever pops into her head?

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  2. She's got it right doesn't she.

    It doesn't have to be strenuous. It just needs to get you moving. Mowing the lawn or working in the garden count. I really think that getting myself moving was the BIGGEST part of my weight loss. Sure I have some food demons I still fight but over all I wasn't moving. The more you do the better you feel.

    YOU CAN DO IT! Rah rah rah! (I'll be YOUR cheerleader too!)

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  3. It is amazing the simple wisdom of a child.

    I'm under the impression the more you play, the longer you live.

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  4. Yay to Hope!!! And yay to you for listening to her!!!!!

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  5. AMen to this post! LOL, I have been off and on my excersise routine...its not easy but we just have to DO IT!! I am rooting for u!!

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  6. Did you run and jump and play?!?
    If we wiggled around even half as much as little kids do, we'd burn tons of calories.
    Meanwhile, my bohunkus widens...

    :-)

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  7. So glad you didn't get the storm of the century! The weather has been rough in some parts lately.

    She is one smart cookie!! I need to move lots more than I do, so I need to take her advice too!

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  8. GO Granny Annie!!!!!!!!!!!

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