4 thoughts on “What to Do If You Want a Good Body

  • November 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    To me it’s getting a good night sleep. I haven’t slept through the night in over 20 yrs. I have hot flashes for 3 min, every hour all night. And to not be constipated. If Ineat greens, fruits, and veggies I feel better. My birds make me feel good too. My bouts of depression gets really bad. A long hot bath, cleaning something, reading, or a good movie helps. Not to mention FB friends are a plus as well. Water class at the health club keeps me sane. Water is warm and the ladies are super. That’s my social life. Thank you Shannon for being a good friend.

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    • November 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Boy I’ll second your choices! Getting sleep and not being constipated….two totally underrated feel good choices. And feathers. If everyone knew how great it feels to have lots of feathers around them…. I love your life and your feel good list and I’m grateful for our friendship too! <3

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  • November 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Difficult to determine a good body, as unfortunately, your subjective criteria and complexes become the determining judges of such a statement.
    I have been in great shape all of my life (male, 59 years old) exercising hours a day pretending it’s discipline but in reality a reaction to low body image.
    Others feel great undeservingly (I am a gym member does not make one an exercise adept), then again, it could be an inner great feeling unjustified by your health profile, rendering the whole concept of good body too intricate.
    A good body can only be one
    a) you are subjectively comfortable with
    b) your medical profile concurs with
    c) socially not reprehensible
    d) maintainable with your genetic and psychological predispositions.

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    • November 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

      So very true – our culture as well as our genetics definitely can shape how we feel and how we see ourselves. After a lifetime of struggles in this area, I feel like the only definition of “good body” that makes sense for me is simply one where I am taking the best care of my body as I can and it feels healthy and fit to do what I want to do in life. Anything else – you are right – it just becomes too impossibly intricate.

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