I visited the Museum of Natural History over the weekend and couldn’t help thinking about the life lessons I was getting from the exhibits. Today, I share 3 lessons from the museum with you:
- Eat Right: Diet isn’t everything. Last week, I had an interesting argument debate with my gym friend about replacing all-you-can-eat cake with all-you-can-eat salads because grass isn’t fattening so you can eat as much as you want. The hippopatamus proves otherwise. Hippos are herbivores and an adult hippo can eat up to 130 pounds of grass per day. But they also don’t exercise much, since they have to spend most of their days in the watering hole to keep their skins cool. Now, have you seen the hippos size and shape? Proof if ever there was one that it’s not just what you eat, it’s what you do that matters.
- Live Right: So much of our culture has tried to demonize the sisterhood and even our current TV programs are often dedicated to focusing on how women fight against each other at every turn. (Thank God that has not been my personal experience!) But in the wild, many female species spend their time in same-gender company, women and big sisters and aunts teaching and nurturing and modeling for the young as they travel in herds. Elephants are a great example of this sisterhood, rallying their young, surrounding and protecting them even from the tourists’ cameras almost. 😀
- Run Wright: The impala is a beautiful animal and fast! It moves primarily by leaping, as much as 20 feet in the air and up to 30 feet lengths. But the impala is hunted by a number of predators including cheetahs (the fastest land animals), hyenas and leopards and the impala’s babies are targeted by predatory birds. From birth, the impala is always being hunted by an animal that’s bigger and faster and only wants to kill it. Yet, on average, the impala lives about five years in the wild (even in zoos away from predators in a controlled habitat their life span is only about 10 years so 5 years is a good run – pun intended). The point is there will always be something or someone trying to prevent you from going forward. Even if they are beigger or stronger or faster, just keep doing what you know you should.
This week’s goals are centered on incorporating some of these same lessons in my life:
- follow my meal plan
- stick to calorie limit on Lose It App
- find ways to celebrate the women in my life
- exercise every day
- write every day
- finish story collection
- run 15 miles
- gym 4 times
- ace swim practice
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