“All in a days pay.”
“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
“Winning isn’t everything but wanting to win is”
And then of course Benjamin Franklin said, “Well done is better than well said.”
Above are just a few quotes about life, work, money and attitude.
We all know the value of good health but what quote or mantra promulgates us towards that end?
The ideology of exercising needs to be more than Charles Atlas saying nobody is kicking sand in my face.
What famous quotes are there about good health? Off hand, I cannot think of any and the sand in face thing doesn’t speak to me. I am not much of a beach person so the chances of me becoming covered in sand and looking and feeling like a sugar cookie is highly limited.
Discussing weight loss with the man in the white lab coat (my doctor) at a routine visit, he said I like the idea of you losing weight. All disclaimers suggest discussing with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Ha, ha how many people actually do that?
The one thing Dr. Capio said that is most memorable to me and will always stick with me is, “The more you do the more you can do.”
Now most of us middle-aged or over the age of 50 cannot do what we were able to do in our teenage years but dammit, I don’t want it to digress and get any worse than it is today so I am committed to doing more.
I want the “can-do.”
I want the can do more! I am greedy for life. I want to be able to do more. Therefore I am sold on, “The more you do” part of his statement. I am now doing more.
With every curl of the iron dumbbell and with every lifting and slow decline of the weights in isometric reverse pressure fashion, in an exasperated breath, I tell myself the more you do, the more you can do.
Nobody likes loss and loss of muscle is a bummer and can be avoided by simply making a decision and doing more.
For people with shaved, chiseled and sculpted bodies drinking raw eggs, you don’t need this message but you are not the majority.
Avoid atrophy. Do more. “The more you do the more you can do.”
As I write this, it makes me think, the more you do TODAY, the more you can do TOMORROW.
Are you with me? Great! Live Dr.Capio’s quote and I will see you on the ball-field or simply flicking a plastic disc through the air at a local picnic.
The more you throw today the more you can throw tomorrow. You can be the active grandparent jumping high for an overthrown frisbee as the kid shouts sorry.
Dr. Capio’s quote is more valuable than the quote “Benjamin Franklin said, although with the results of determined exercise and doing more today, I do believe Mr. Franklin would say, “well done.”
Well done my friends, well done.