The Joys of Fitness

Thanks for sharing this!

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, physical inactivity contributes to obesity, one of the most serious chronic health conditions threatening our nation today?

Did you know that President Bush signed Executive Order 13265 on 06/06/02 to combat America’s surge of softness?

And did you know the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports launched an interactive web site recently ( to encourage us to get buff?

We didn’t know either. Here in Carpenter Country we were blissfully certain we were in top form.

Until we went shopping for a dress and the flabby truth was revealed.

In that dark moment the President’s Council gained new members–and those new members made a vow.


Walking, gardening, taking the stairs, mowing the lawn with a push mower. Maybe even parking on the far side of the lot. Plus ab crunches and calorie counting.

Are we making progress? We’ll let you know. Right now, like a spaceship on the launch pad, we’re at ten (pounds over ideal, that is)…and counting down.

You might also like these posts

Essay — Down this road before We sent Patchwork Bird into the world, bearing our story and hopes. Read more >>>
Essay — Philomena Tweets Because when Philomena Robin tweets...
Top Drawer Essay — True colors In which we talk about living in color.
Essay — Cold as all get out The temperature was cold as all get out in Carpenter Country.
Tagged ,