Tales from the Trail: One-legged girl wanted!

I have introduced you to some pretty inspirational peops that I’ve met on the Seminole Wekiva Trail,  who like me, realize that the benefits of moving their assets sure outweigh the consequences of sitting on them. I interviewed Betty and her two greyhounds whilst walking them on her 80th birthday, Edgar who was training for the Boston Marathon and is legally blind, as well as Dexter who has both arms intact but chooses to keep them off of the handles when he rides his bicycle daily. Now I’m searching for the one-legged girl on the racing bike…

Bicycle 1

…Have you seen her?

This morning at about 8 am two chicks (not birdies, but women) on bikes sped passed me in the opposite direction. I did a triple take because I swore that one of the girls had one leg…she wasn’t hiding a limb like Dex. The girls moved like lightening so by the time I reached for my cell phone, to snap a pic, they were long gone.

Needless to say I was pretty awestruck by this

And you should be too especially if you are still rolling around in bed on Sunday morning and then directly onto the couch with your Ipad whilst kvetching about your aches and ailments! And don’t give me that crap about taking a rest day…yes your mind probably needs a rest from your rough work week, but I know that your bod did not work hard enough to warrant a full day of Sunday plotzing!

Bethy, get to the point

My point is, and especially after encountering the one legged girl, we have no excuse to not move our assets especially on a Sunday morning! What did you say? it takes too long to pack up the kiddies?

Jamie and dave on trail

Jamie and Dave and their two girls happily strolling on the trail…one a litte camera shy!


Amanda running

Amanda runs every Sunday with her three kids and usually her husband. She pushes her youngest in the jogger stroller whilst the other two bike along side of her

So, now I got you feeling a little guilty about making your Sunday morning all about going to brunch?!No problem, why don’t you take the family and walk there? …and then you can walk to church! Oh and on your way, if you see the one-legged girl please snap a photo and email it to me. Thanks 🙂

Urgent message from the asset queen: Move your assets OR ELSE! Part II

A picture is worth a thousand words

Most of you know that I’ve been preoccupied with some tough life events that have been preventing me from delighting you with my loving quips and inspirational tips for quite some time. It’s been tough to get back in the groove and blog all my creative ways to motivate your assets to move.

I asked for some divine inspiration from above…

Angel… something so meaningful and profound that words would just start pouring out of my brain like an open fire hydrant; a snapshot so all encompassing and meaningful that it would (unfortunately) solidify the fact that most of us are sitting on their assets WAY more than we are moving them. And here is the masterpiece that I stumbled upon:

Starbucks drive thru

Please pause and absorb the profoundness of this metaphor for my entire life’s work…move your assets or else!

Can you guess where I am?

No, I am absolutely not in one of the TWELVE cars on the drive thru line at Starbucks and you better not be either when I scroll in closely to check! Not one person has a brood of 6 children nor was there a winter blizzard; in fact it was beautiful and about 75 degrees…we are in freakin’ Florida people!!

I will never understand the benefits of a drive up window…never! I parked in the next lot so I had further to walk, got in and out of Starbucks (with just a regular coffee and not a high calorie mocha choca lata yaya) while each car on the labyrinth of a line got to move up one spot by the time I walked back out…I kid you not! Plus I got to get up off my assets and burn a few extra calories.

Most people obviously do not share the same philosophy as me and are suffering many consequences as a result. In my previous Urgent message from the asset queen, I warned that if you decide to throw the towel in on your asset moving, be prepared for some seriously undesirable consequences such as not being able to move your assets, even for a simple walk, without causing injury to knees, hips, back, bones and other organs.

Grab a piece of paper

Go ahead and write all of the benefits that sitting on your assets on a drive up window gives you…go ahead rattle them off. HMMM, ok! Now with the same piece of paper, the one that is still blank because you couldn’t think of any duh, go ahead and fire off all of the benefits that getting up off of your assets and actually going into that joint will give ya! Being one of the first to exit will be one of them, I can promise you that!

You will be taking lots of pop quizzes, like this, in my upcoming book: Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank. The Am I a lazy cow quiz is one of my favs. I can guarantee that if you check off most of the boxes on this quiz then you will have most of the hypokinetic ailments listed in Section II. Hint: hypo means under or less and kinetic means motion. Another hint: high BP, type II diabetes, back pain and many other diseases comprise this list. Oh and number two on this quiz happens to ask if you  use drive up windows quite frequently.


Moral of the story

If you want to pass the Am I a lazy cow quiz than you better start skipping the drive thru, park a little further and actually walk, take the steps and not the elevator, make asset moving appointments rather than asset sitting appointments have walks with friends rather than words with friends. Heed my warning or you will be using a scooter in a few years and I’m not referring to the cool Italian kind!