"before you can accomplish it you must expect it from yourself"
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
A woman just stopped me while I was walking along the hallway at my office, she said WOW, are you ever looking fit. (Okay, you can stop laughing and rolling on the floor now.) Instead of what would of have been my usual response of "are you out of your mind?" I just smiled and nodded and said thanks.
I'm lucky I suppose to surround myself with like minded people who are interested in keeping themselves in some sembalance of fitness, whether they are involved in yoga, running, cycling or swimming (or all of the above). Compared to other people my age, yes I guess I am in okay shape, as much as I slag myself for being a slug sometimes. I think to myself how lucky I am to live in a country that embraces fitness, freedom and the rights of women. I am allowed to walk, run, swim, bike and talk freely. Fitness is allowed, I am not hidden away nor chastised for being outspoken, single, childless and an individual.
For those many reasons I would like to take a moment to say Thank YOU to the war vets past and present for allowing me this very, oh so precious freedom. With this week heading towards our National Remembrance Day on November 11th, please take the time to say thanks, wear your poppy proudly and be proud that you live in a free country. Many, many men and women have made the ultimate sacrific so we could have our freedom.
The poppy is the national symbol of remembrance for the 117,000 men and women who gave their lives during military service around the world.