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Kentucky Derby, Training, and YOUR Why

You may have heard that the Kentucky Derby is this weekend — Saturday, May 7th, to be exact.

This week in Louisville is crazy … parties, Gala events, parades … and of course horse racing.favorite horse at the Kentucky Derby

We took Ella to some events around Derby so she could enjoy the horses, Parade, etc.  And she even made her own Derby Hat. 

And of course we couldn’t help notice the size, musculature, and beauty of these elite horse that will be competing against one another…

But that brings me to my next point.

These horses are worth millions of dollars.  They costs millions to buy.  And they are treated like gold in hopes that they’ll win the event.

Being treated like gold means being fed the best food to fuel their bodies to perform and having the best trainers to make sure they are properly prepared to run their events.

And to think of treating the horses any other way would make people cringe.

OBVIOUSLY these horses will be fed the right performance foods and train properly.  They’re worth millions of dollars!

My question, then, is why doesn’t the same hold true for people?

Are we not worth taking care of our bodies — again, fueling to perform well (both physically and mentally) and also exercise regularly?

I think the question then is — what is your why? 

WHY do you treat your body like you do — positively or negatively? 

Here is just a short list of why I do what I do:

  • Look better (hey, I’m not going to lie, this of course plays a role)
  • Have more energy
  • Feel better
  • Be a great example for our daughter
  • Reduce the risk of disease

Leave a comment on the blog and let us know why YOU do what YOU do…

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3 Responses to Kentucky Derby, Training, and YOUR Why

  1. Trevor May 1, 2010 at 11:31 am #

    Well, if someone were to pay me millions of dollars to take care of my body, I'd be a lot more motivated. Until that happens, I'm motivated enough by one simple goal: to look good naked!

  2. John Klamo May 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    What a great point! I also like the example of thinking about a race car. I’m sure Dale Earnhardt didn’t feed his car with “doritos”, but only the best fuel. Accessories to our lives like cars or horses we take care of top of the notch, but don’t do the same for ourselves. Maybe the question is not why you take care of your body, but how much do you value your body?

  3. Beth May 10, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    I want to look awesome for my husband on our 25th anniversary (in October)! And…. for many years to come!

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