What You Put Into Your Body - Introduction
A couple of weeks ago, I was walking down
one of the outside hallways at my school on the way to my 8:30
am class. There was a student about 20 feet ahead of me
– smoking. I hate that! The whole time, I was in her
wake of lethal smoke. Hack ack! Well, it turned out
that she was one of MY students. Shortly after class started
(remember, this was 8:30 am), she pulled out a sucker and started
chomping away. I stopped class and said, “So, cigarettes
and candy – is that the ‘breakfast of champions’?” Yes,
indeed, that was her breakfast! She sheepishly admitted
that she never ate any real food for breakfast -- usually just
some candy. All I could think was how terrible I would feel
if I started out my day like that. Seriously, I'd by puking
Unfortunately, I see this all the time.
Students start their mornings with a big cup of sugar and caffeine
(the double mocha expensé Brazilian latté hooey grandé caffé Arabian
espresso poopé roasted Jamaican blend). I see their little
hands literally shaking as they put the cup to their outstretched
lips and suckle down that first sip. Heck, it’s like watching
a junkie shoot up! Of course, this is usually accompanied
by a blueberry muffin. By the way, no matter what anyone
tells you, chemically speaking, muffin = cake. Really, you
may just as well be eating three Snickers bars for breakfast.
(I’ve seen that too.)
||I drive a performance vehicle:
a BMW – the ultimate driving machine. Yeah, baby, it’s awesome!
But, I have to pay the big bucks (even bigger these days) for premium
gasoline. That kind of performance demands the best kind of
fuel. If I use in inferior fuel, my car will not run well.
It will sputter and run rough. It won’t be able to accelerate
up steep hills. It won’t be able to perform. Eventually,
the engine will start to show signs of wear and need repairs.