Simultaneously, and in concert with the push-up challenge for strength, the doctor recommended cardio-training: running, walking, swimming, biking, etc.

I chose running, having competed in Track & Field in Junior & Senior High School, and a couple years of college – it seemed logical.

There’s a second post to todays story – just scroll down.

Blood Pressure Tests

Just Do It
Just Do It

Do you know your blood pressure? And do you know your resting heart rate?  How often do you check?  Do you know how and why you have the numbers you do?

Also known as a no-brainer, putting it off and being afraid to know are not good. I check it virtually every time I’m in a Wal-Mart or Publix Grocery Store, for free, at one of those testing stations.

What would happen to your results if you walked five days each week, fitting in 15-30 minutes (or more) each time? And what would happen if you did that for five years in a row?

Last night’s results at Wal-Mart:

Show Me The Money
Show Me The Money

Gold’s Gym and Lane 8

USA Team Jersey...Priceless
USA Team Jersey...Priceless

Last night at Gold’s Gym Orlando in the Dr Phillips area, I meet Pleasant Lewis, the owner of several Central Florida Gold’s Gym facilities.

As a 50-year old, I struggle like everyone else, to find time and motivation to exercise.

This is one of life’s big truths.  We all are given the same amount of time. Successful people figure it out, plan for set backs, never give up and they find a million ways to motivate themselves.

And sometimes, if not more often, the thought of, “Is this worth it?”, enters their mind.

Gold’s Gym, Lifestyle Litness, Bally’s, YMCA’s, all struggle too – with finding a way to inspire people to make a lifetime commitment of healthy living.

I proposed to Pleasant that I could help.  We’ll see if “Goliath” has any interest in “David”.

Gym owners have the same challenge as their customers – finding time to do the important things that make a difference.

Amazing Grace At The Gym?

Whether or not you go to a gym is inconsequential.  It doesn’t matter.


Because who cares where you exercise?  Really.  Who cares?  No one. Maybe you care, but in reality, no one cares.

So what’s the point then?

Simply this – if you have the capability to exercise and don’t, aren’t you forfeiting one of the most amazing graces ever bestowed on you?