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Taking a Walk

Monday, July 13, 2009 at 3:31 PM filed under Weight Loss postings
This past weekend I was skimming through the most recent Sports Illustrated when I came upon an article about former Orioles manager Earl Weaver. Since I imagine that many of you aren't baseball fans, I won't bore you with the details. But one of his philosophies (which, by baseball standards, was ahead of his time) was that the outs in a game are precious. There are a finite number of outs in a baseball game (27 per side) and they should not be squandered. So he was a big fan of taking walks as that put a player closer to scoring without wasting any of those precious outs.

Now, what does this have to do with your online fitness and diet plan? This "take a walk" approach can certainly be applied to life in general and to your workout plan in particular. Part of talking a walk is accepting what the other team is giving you, i.e. taking the path of least resistance. But it's not a passive action. The batter is carefully considering the pitches thrown and how the impact him.

The same could be said of you on your workout plan. The considered path of least resistance is simply to get active. Instead of sitting on the couch on Saturday afternoon watching TV (which is the unconsidered path of least resistance), feeling like you can never do enough, get up and take a walk. We all have a finite number of "outs" in life so you shouldn't be squandering them on a repeat of Corky Romano on TNT.

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