Many Americans are a lot like veal.

Huh?  Yep, you heard it right…veal.

And, I’m writing this blog post in hopes that you’ll agree that it’s time to say “Stick a fork in me – I’m done with this way of life!”

Now let me explain what I mean.  As you probably already know, veal is basically the meat from a young calf which has been kept in a small stall or wooden pin in order to restrict its movement.  The reason they want to restrict the movement of this young calf is because they don’t want its connective tissue to develop so that the meat stays tender and flavorful.

This can be a great thing if you’re sitting down for a romantic dinner with your honey, but if you pick up your fork and then realize that you’re a lot like the veal you’re about to put in your mouth, then not so much.  Just sayin’.

While it is true,  we may not be stuck in little wooden pins to constrict our movement. The fact is, for many of us, our movement is constricted just the same.

Most Americans are what Peter Drucker (the “father of modern management”) calls “Knowledge Workers”.   We no longer are working on the farms or in factories.

We are in offices and cubicles.

(I’ve heard that the term “cubicles” might not be politically correct anymore and the new term is “workstations”.  Hmmm.  Anyway, I’ve never really worked in a corporate setting and when my wife used to work at a civil engineering firm, I’d ask her if it was a lot like the show “The Office” and she would just roll her eyes, LOL).  

It might be a corner office, a luxury car or a jet. But the same “veal effect” is happening.

Plenty of room to move around!

As Americans, two thirds of us are overweight or obese as a result of being overfed highly processed starchy carbs and trans-fats and being massively restricted in our movement.

(Side note:  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 63 percent of Pinellas County adults are overweight or obese, a higher rate than the state average. Since obesity is directly linked to type 2 diabetes, this disease is more prevalent in the Tampa Bay area than in the rest of the country, the CDC says.)

For many of us, our muscles, ligaments and tendons are weak and tender.   Sound familiar?  Sounds like veal to me.

We are simply unaware or exhausted and don’t know what to do about it. For most it is not for a lack of trying, it’s simply confusion due to the overwhelming amount of information out there.

We are motion starved, overfed and undernourished.

We are designed to move!  We are designed with a need to get blood and oxygen pumped through our system. We are designed to be STRONG!

The great news is this:  This body of ours is awesome! It is incredibly resilient!

If we start to move, it will respond quickly by getting stronger and more powerful.  We will have more endurance, be more agile and have more balance.  Not to mention the feeling of mental well-being and the overall wonderful feeling of being alive!

To start seeing these awesome changes take place you do not have to be perfect. All you need to do is a little more than what you are acclimated to.

You should not be looking for perfection, but looking for progression.

So, don’t be veal. Get up and move. Start putting some better fuel in you. Be the strong you that you were designed to be!

Now don’t you think it’s time to put a fork in it and say your done with being a couch potato!

Who’s with me?  Feel free to leave me a comment below.


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