"Wear Underwear: This PSA Brought to You by Charlotte of The Great Fitness Experiment."
Being the sort of person who has to learn things the hard way - as demonstrated by the time I lit the chemistry lab on fire because I wasn't listening to the directions. That I gave. Because I was the teacher - I have had ample opportunities in my life to be on the recieving end of lots of good advice. So when Deb - lovely, smart but deluded woman that she is - asked me for the three best pieces I'd ever gotten it was hard to narrow them down. Probably the most encompassing one was "Don't be dumb (dude)" but seeing as I can't seem to go a day without breaking that one, it might be hypocritical of me to pass it on to you!
So here are my top 3 pieces of advice that I did not come up with but wish I had:
1. Be water. You can't control the twists and turns of life nor the rocks that will be placed in your way. All you can do is decide if you're going to flow around them like water or get all bent out of shape trying to change things beyond your control. I'm still trying to learn this one.
2. Be kind. Be unfailingly kind. You don't have to give a lot: Give people the benefit of the doubt. Give compliments. Give a listening ear. Give friendship. Give up your "spot" in the aerobics class. Because it will make them feel better. Because it will make you feel better (I promise!). Because we're all in this together.
3. Wear underwear. It used to be that mothers everywhere would say "wear clean underwear" but my mom's an ER nurse and says that if you are ever in a really bad accident you will probably soil yourself anyhow. I love a rule that makes good hygiene secondary! But even if underwear will not save you from car crashes, it will save you from 90% of the wardrobe malfunctions that happen at the gym. And that, my friends, is half the battle.
Now for the cooking portion of our show! I suck at cooking but fortunately many other people do not and they post their recipes on the Internet for people like me to mooch off of. Someday I will write a book called "Allrecipes.com Saved My Marriage." Come to think of it, that's pretty much the whole book right there. So here are some of my (and by "my" I mean "mine-by-way-of-other-and-better-people") fave recipes:
1. The no-fat, no-sugar, no-flour chocolate cookies that actually taste good!
2. D's Special Granola Bars. (No, not special like that.)
3. Deb the Smoothie Girl's Own Fro-Yo recipe! (Can I post that? Or is that too much blogger incest?)
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