Think Thin Thursday ~ What I Learned from My Cat about Working Out

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

Throughout the whole Think Thin series the general theme is that we must all exercise in order to enjoy a healthier, longer life. We must fuel ourselves with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables and be sure we get enough protein in our diets. We have Paleo diets, Vegan diets, Vegetarian diets, Keto, Atkins and probably hundreds more. I cannot say that one is better than the other because each does for the body what that consumer desires apparently.  Eating is a part of life we can't do without, water is also an essential for proper body function.

When it comes to exercise, there are also several avenues we can take, swim, bike, run, weights, aerobics, yoga you name it they all benefit our well being. When I observe people today in their daily routines the one thing they mostly have problems with is finding TIME. This is not only for exercise but everything that consumes our daily lives. Work, the kids, laundry, cooking meals, elderly parents,, car repairs, AC not working, a too tight budget, they're stressed. Filled with stress and the best way to rid yourself of it is through exercise. By the way some people even stress about not getting their workouts in, seriously.

Theories abound that say you need 30 minute minimums, an hour, maybe 20 minutes of dedicated exercise to obtain any REAL benefit. Studies now are showing that even one minute of modestly intense exercise several times a day has as much and possibly more advantages than its continuous counterpart. You know what it's called The Cumulative Effect. You've heard the story about saving pennies where you begin at day one saving just one, doubling it each day to 2, then 4 then 8 so on and so forth though 30 days. The Cumulative Effect will net you somewhere in the vicinity of $6,000,000. Now, you don't have to double your efforts like that when it comes to exercise but do know that even with our limited "FREE" time you can accomplish huge benefits for yourself taking advantage of very minor changes of how you go about your day. Park a block or two further from the office, take the stairs instead of an elevator, ditch that bagel & cream cheese for a grapefruit and before you can say it VOILA' there's a new peppier YOU, not peppery but PEPPIER!

About the Cat, you never really learn anything

from them but they are fun to watch!



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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kevin. Daily excercise is essential in some form or another. I. to struggle with time to do it. Time to stop the brain from making excuses. Enjoy your day!

Apr 18, 2019 05:07 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May great usual!!

but this is the very topic I focus on when I speak and do tutorial sessions at the local hospital weight loss surgery program.... I speak once a month at the exercise skills class, so each class has a different group of people....I show them how to use a light weight figure 8 resistance rope while sitting... many of the women weigh over 300 pounds and the men exceed 400....when I'm finished, there are people in the class ordering on amazon the same package of three ropes that I've shown them .... they can do routines for upper body and legs while sitting and every motion requires abs.... 

sorry for the lengthy comment.... 

Apr 18, 2019 05:40 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kevin. You title caught my attention. I am a bagel gal and that is my story.

Apr 18, 2019 05:47 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Kevin - PS the cat is out of the bag.

Good post.

Apr 18, 2019 06:39 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Haha, the ole bait and switch, you know people like to read posts about cats.  I thought maybe you were going to say chasing the cat around would provide great exercise, haha.

Apr 18, 2019 06:50 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have learned a lot from all the cats that wanted to live with us that applies to exercise...there is the stretch that they are so good at, and in Yoga there is a pose that is called "cat' pose.  They also exercise their claws, their eyes etc.  There is downward dog which is another pet that knows the importance too...Forget bagels they have over 40 carbs in them...Yikes! A

Apr 18, 2019 07:52 AM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Oh  DO learn from them...always stretch first before changing from a reclining to standing or sitting Dr. told me to be more like our cats !

Apr 18, 2019 06:00 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Kevin- we work hard at getting our morning walk in every morning. And, if we cannot due to weather or appointments, we make sure we get short walks in throughout the day. We don't park as close to the door of a store, for example, so that we have to walk. 

Apr 18, 2019 06:07 PM #8
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Finding time to exercise can certainly be difficult, but if exercise is a "must" for us, we will find the time! When I was in corporate America, I'd spend lunch times doing something healthy. At various times in my life, I've done very early morning exercises, lunchtime exercises, parking far away, etc. Whatever it takes!

Apr 19, 2019 03:53 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your post is a good reminder that I need to get out and about with more walks.

Apr 21, 2019 05:58 AM #10
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Smart series you have..."Exercise in order to enjoy a healthier, longer life".  That's what our gym membership is all about!

Apr 28, 2019 05:22 AM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I used to have a job that was very physically active and I could eat anything I want it anytime I wanted and never gain weight. Those days are long gone and now I’m trying to discover what to do Kevin J. May 

 Thanks for your inspiration

May 08, 2019 04:39 PM #12
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Kevin J. May, recently I  went to a number of sessions and graduated from Physical Therapy.  I have never been fortunate to love going to the gym or exercising at home.  I have a number of people in my large family that love the gym and all types of sports and exercise, however, when they were passing out those interests and talents in the 'way beyond before we got here to planet earth' I missed collecting. I do have a lot of music and academic interests and talents, however failed to stand in the Exercise/Sports line.  I find your post are inspiring, educational, and motivating.  I do have to continue with all these physical exercises now that I do them from home...I have a feeling your posts will help me.  Thank you.I loved the music with the Slalom skiing post!!!!!!!!


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