Here's a peak around my 2010 Summer yard and garden.
Crepe myrtle's first year blooming!
|Wild blackberry in the foreground and wild elderberry in the distance.|
Blueberries bushes and a young apple tree.
|Tea herbs: fennel, stevia and lemongrass.|
|Onions, chard, Arugula. Down the center perennials: Anise, Lemon balm, rosemary. Blank spaces had lettuce and are waiting for winter greens.|
| Wall of pole beans behind peppers, with dill in the center.|
|Mini frog and fish pond to supply water to the toads, salamanders, and beneficial insects.|
|Hope he's eating slugs.|
By Billy Gaines
One of my favorite quotes of all times concerning health and fitness is that of Covert Bailey from the book “Fit Or Fat” “If exercise was a medicine it would be the most prescribed medicine of all times.
This a amazingly true, because I‘ve learned from reading reports on clinical studies, and personal experience that adopting a healthy life style by diet and exercise is one of the most life altering decisions that you will ever make.
Recently I had a conversation with John Shrorer the Mayor of Franklin TN. We talked about the attendance being down at the Franklin YMCA where we work out regularly. We both commented on the economy, and how it had caused a shift in the priorities of some the YMCA members. I commented that I had to make the work outs a priority because the only thing that I had in my possession that I could not buy another of was my body.
John made a great analogy. He said it is much like businesses that get in financial trouble, and one of the first things that they want to cut is their advertising budget, so it is with people eliminate their exercise program.
Here is a thought there are people that would never put cheap gasoline in their cars, yet they will put junk in their bodies. You can get your fuel tank purged of fuel injectors replaced, in the event your beloved vehicle ingests some polluted petrol. On the other hand plaques build-up in your arteries will might require bypass surgery.
Value yourself. Eat healthy and exercise it may payoff dividends that are more precious that gold, your very life, or quality thereof.
Billy Gaines is a certified personal fitness trainer and personal weight loss life coach residing in Franklin TN.