June 2, 2004 Volume 1 No. 5 activeimage.ca

I had lunch with a friend on Saturday after a hectic week. He was wonderful company but I found that I was not able to be fully present with him. All I could think about was the sleep that I desperately needed, the other things that I should be doing that were more important than ‘lunching’ and my next appointment which I was already late for. After I very self-righteously shared all that I had been through last week, he gave me some revolutionary advice -- just say NO! I quickly surmised that he just simply couldn’t understand my plight, but after thinking it through, I am starting to believe that he is 100% right! Life’s too short to waste it speeding through life going nowhere fast !!!

Cathy Morenzie

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

~ Unknown

We spend most of our time and energy trying to get everything to work as we would like it to. We pressure ourselves and our families to fit into the perfect molds we’ve created for them and are most devastated when they come up short. We even go as far as telling God exactly how we’d like each situation in our life to unfold and we are thrown off guard when nothing goes as we have planned.


Benefits of Good Health

 Why do you exercise? To look better? Lose weight? Relieve stress? We all know that exercise is good for us -- now let’s look at many of some other benefits.:

Regular Physical Activity Reduces the Risk of :
Non-insulin dependent diabetes
Coronary heart disease
Hypertension and stroke
Colon cancer

Makes a Positive Contribution To:
Maintenance of a healthy body weight
Psychological well- being
Self-confidence and self-esteem
Quality of life

The real truth is that we have limited control over anything and anyone in this life and the sooner we accept that reality the quicker we can get on the business of enjoying life to its fullest. In order to make the journey worthwhile we must throw off the rigid coats we wear which prevent us from being flexible to change and believe that if we let go and let God everything will work out for our good and His glory. I dare you to live life without any reservations and trust that when you give life 100% you will reap the benefits along the way.

~ Nadia C. Thomas



 What’s your biggest fitness dream? Ever dream of learning how to swim, run a marathon, or hike in the mountains? Setting life fitness goals help makes daily workouts more purposeful and motivating. If you haven’t already considered it, make a list of some of the fitness goals you would like to accomplish in your lifetime.

Here are a few to get you started:

Swim for 60 minutes
Run a marathon
Learn to ride a bike
Go on a bike tour
Go on a hiking tour
Participate in a team sport
Learn yoga or Pilates
Join a house league
Go scuba diving
Participate in a triathlon

Life fitness goals can be a great motivator to help you follow your daily fitness routine. Start making you list today and happy dreaming !!!!

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