So, you want your body to have ultimate health?
Well, you know, ....when you've got it on the INSIDE , ....it'll show up on the OUTSIDE .
I am Body Composition, this is how I see the world:
|I view every day
as a chance to improve my body's level of health. As I make my choices
for the FOOD I eat, the EXERCISES I do and the RELAXATION I enjoy, I am
constantly on the search for the HEALTHIEST paths to take. It is like I
am some sort of "laboratory experiment", learning
every day more and more about my body. NOT
gloating about how it looks, but taking an active role in supplying it
with the best possible environment for it to adapt to. You see, my body
makes no decisions, it merely adapts to the environment I expose it to.
I have muscle cells and fat cells. The ratio of my muscle cells/my fat cells is the primary contributor to my body composition. If I can either densify and/or enlarge my muscle cells, that ratio renders a faster metabolism. And, if I can reduce the size of my fat cells, that ratio renders a faster metabolism. It is kind of like one army fighting against another. My MUSCLE ARMY vs. my FAT ARMY . It is up to me to supply my MUSCLE ARMY with all the resources I can to give it the best possible chance of winning the war. It is ALSO up to me to make sure my FAT ARMY has the least possible chance for victory. So, although my muscles and fat are "at war", I have the OPPORTUNITY to act as DIRECTOR of the whole affair and keep the "scales" tipped in my favor.
"I am NOT my body, I merely live in it"
|There are many "residences"
we use throughout our lives. The PRIMARY residence
we use is our bodies. We spend all of our time in our bodies, along with
other residences. Why I differentiate between YOU
and YOUR BODY is
because of this: If you were involved in an accident and lost HALF of your
body (maybe your legs got cut off), you could still think, converse about
and have emotion towards every subject you knew of BEFORE the accident.
Therefore, even though you lost half of your body, YOU
are still the same . You did NOT lose half
of YOU, you lost half of YOUR BODY.
Therefore, you are NOT your body, YOU ARE YOU. Other residences are your home, car, office, etc. Places you "spend time" in. Since your body is the place you spend all of your time in, it is your PRIMARY residence.
BUT, most people have 2 or 3 other "residences" in better shape when compared to their potential than their body is in compared to its potential. DOES THAT FOLLOW LOGIC? NO!
If your body is your PRIMARY residence, then logic dictates that it should be in as good of or BETTER shape than ANY other residence you have.
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