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Would I trade?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

There was a question in a daily blog - would I trade a year of my life for the perfect body?

No, not if the question was put like that. But reality is that I HAVE traded more than a year of my life in the effort to get the perfect body. The time (and money) I spent on weight clubs, kamikaze diet projects, reading recipes, listening to weird theories etc. etc...

If szomebody would ask me if I would trade a year for a perfectly healthy body, I think I would get respect if I answered yes, and when I think of the perfect body I do not think about it´s beauty, I think about it as helathy, strong and functioning without help...

The question i sgood because it makes me think about priorities. I was a bit stunned today when a friend posted a link to a webshop his wife has set up. I have regarded this wife as a "normal" career woman and it might be okay that she wants to sell trivia for styling home and body - but when I read her blogs I realise that she sincerely considers to invest money in "anti-cellulite shapewear" and discusses if that is a better solution than the knife... I am obviously getting to old because I don´t even think about how to look beautiful, I think about how to become healthy...

And for that I am willing to invest time.

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    The thing is though, the more common trade is short-term gratification for many fewer years of healthy life. Investing time in healthy habits is an investment that pays off in the short and long-term.

    3464 days ago
  • SILLYHP1953
    By having a perfect healthy body we gain many years of life, so I guess I'd give up one of them. But if we easily got a healthy body we probably wouldn't appreciate it and go right back to our unhealthy ways. It does make you think.
    3464 days ago
    I would def trade time for a HEALTHY and STRONG body, no matter what the outside appearance is.
    3464 days ago
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    Well said, Meddy. My goal is not to be thin, although that would be nice, but to be healthy. I see so many women only 20 years older than myself with stooped over with canes, walkers etc, and never want to be those old ladies.
    3464 days ago
    That is interesting! However, if you tweak the thought a bit more...How many YEARS are we trading by Not being healthy. Alot of factors swing into play from being Obease. Ah, you've got me thinking...lol Thank You! emoticon
    3464 days ago
    Another thought provoking blog! Guess I fall between the trains of thought here. I'm definitely MOST interested in health and mobility - I try to attend to my joints etc so that I don't stiffen up and need help moving about - not the case yet but I fear the day when it might be. I also try to eat well to stave off any ailments waiting to slip in when I'm not paying attention.
    As for what I look like? On the one hand I don't care what I look like - if my size and shape bother my friends and family then I know that they are not amongst the people who really love me for who I am. On the other hand I have to admit that I spend a bit of time (and money) on moisturisers and hair products to keep myself looking as good as I can - for ME though- not for anyone else.
    Would I trade a year of my life for it all? DEFINITELY for health-related issues - for the rest - I can take it or leave it.

    Thanks for posting MP - once again you have made me reflect on my motives and attitudes.
    3464 days ago
    I agree, it's health and function that matter a lot more to me than cup size or tininess of waist. Kind of a dumb question, IMHO.
    3465 days ago
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