Don't know if you are into cars but I always have been enthused about how they're designed and what makes them go. I've always loved the idea of building a hot rod or restoring a classic and feeling the power of the engine as I sit behind the wheel. The love for the blast of the exhaust and the deep, gurgling rumble of a beast on idle has pretty much been passed down through my family. (My 4 year old son can spot a Mustang or a Corvette (classic or late model) a mile away.)
What's all of this talk about cars? There are some interesting parallels between those metal wonders and us. Whether Classic or Late Model, we too (even more so) are fearfully and wonderfully made according to the scriptures. No mistakes... Awesome, no matter what year, make or model. Problem is that somewhere along the line, we allow ourselves to get in a state of disrepair. We get a little rusty (or in some cases - NOT so little) and parts don't work so well. Things "go out" and we just let them ride. The difference is that when we are talking about those pieces of man made metal and rubber, we either fix the problems or eventually we are forced to get replacements. NEWS FLASH - You only have one you. Time to take out the shop manuals and tools and get to work!
Lets talk about engines. For a vehicle to run efficiently, the right size engine needs to be in the right vehicle. If the engine is not powerful enough, the car runs poorly, the engine is strained and usually wears out quickly. YOUR ENGINE is your muscle. That's the thing that burns gas (calories). Your muscle... or lack thereof regulates your metabolism. The rate that your body consumes energy. Ever wonder why you feel tired and sluggish so often? Engine needs more power. A big block V8 burns more gas than a 4 or 6 cylinder engine. and putting a VW engine in an Escalade wouldn't work too well either. (Most women don't like the idea of being compared to an SUV (lol) So, we'll use a Porsche and a VW - made by the same maker but one uses more gas if driven to its full potential... EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINES ARE PRACTICALLY THE SAME SIZE. The Porsche engine is more powerful.
The only way to increase the size and power of your physical engine is to work out with weights. Not just the men... (Women remember the Porsche example) While walking and running DO burn calories while you do these exercises, the elevation in you metabolism is only temporary (a few hours). Working with weights actually CHANGES your metabolism. So you will burn more calories while reading a book than you used to as you pack on or strengthen your muscles. Progressive resistance is the way to go for lasting change.
Well, that is all for now. I tried not to get too technical and use layman terms where I could. Let's all work on our vessels. Do what you must... put them in the shop, tune 'em up.... and
Ladies and Gentlemen, START YOUR ENGINES! We have a lot of traveling to do. I intend on getting ALL the mileage out of this baby. (No Hoopties here)
Checkin' my oil... adjusting my idle... checking the brakes... Computer system working fine... Getting rid of engine clatter... fluid levels... etc. etc. etc. You get the point :-)
Have an awesome rest of your day!
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