I really don't care for his "Intelligence for Your Life" that they play all day long on my favorite soft-rock station. Sometimes I change the station when they start telling me just how much bacteria is on my cell-phone, my hairbrush, my menu, my refrigerator, ALL RIGHT! I get it! Stuff has bacteria! Guess what? Bacteria has apparently been here a lot longer than we have and guess who's probably going to be the last one standing?
(Followed by "this program has been brought to you by Soft-Soap, the leading supplier of anti-bacterial products to keep you and your family safe" and paranoid!)
Sometimes I'll tolerate his "facts" that are guaranteed to make you "the smartest person in the room" (small room) just so I can get back to Elton John's 'Don't Let the Sun Go Down' or Faith Hill's 'This Kiss' (I sound really great singing those songs at the top of my lungs in my car!)
This was one of his very many helpful pieces of information he provided yesterday. I'm not going to quote it precisely and I missed his reference, so just take it for what its worth. This is not meant to be
He quoted somebody as saying after twenty-one days of exercising a person has a 50% chance of continuing to exercise. After six months of exercising, a person (He says this with great excitement in his voice) a person's chance of continuing to exercise is ....(drumroll would be great here) 50%!
Did I miss something? You're saying if I exercise every day for three weeks I may or may not exercise after that and if I exercise EVERYDAY for six months I still MAY or MAY NOT continue to exercise? How much tax dollars did we spend on this great research? Way too much, I'm sure!
I'm thinking that every day that I wake up, I'm faced with a 50-50 chance that I'm going to do pretty much anything. Its either yes or no. Isn't that 50% ? You are or you aren't. Two choices. Every day.
I'm not going to give you tons of examples cause I think you're a very smart cookie, and I don't want to insult your intelligence. But do you see what I'm talking about? I've shared in previous posts (See LOLA) about my exercise habits. I walk, jog, stretch, whatever several times a week cause I want to, I feel good when I'm finished. But everyday I make a choice "am I gonna, am I not gonna?" 50-50 chance
Have you heard any fun facts or statistics this week? Please share! Please! They may make us all a little wiser and the smartest person in the cubicle or in the play group.