"I move because my Grade One students like me to chase them in the gym. I move because I like to dance with children and I like to polka! I move because moving makes me smile!"
- Lorraine C., 56
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
"I...think of his [my dad's] strength and the fight he had in him to battle his MS until the very end. This is why I support the MS Society. This is why I raise money and participate in the walk each year. And this is why my young daughters have started walking for MS as well; to honor the grandfather they never knew."
"But the thing is, it is about SO MUCH MORE than how your shirt fits or how you look in photos or how often you eat salad. Your weight is an indicator of your HEALTH. At 232 lbs, the extra weight my dad was carrying was affecting HIS HEALTH. Period."
"I believe that you make your most important gains only after you feel like quitting. A group helps tremendously with this. Sometimes you are a producer of motivation, sometimes a consumer. It is difficult to overstate the power of a high-five when you are struggling."
"Today I want to start a movement. A movement called let's make our day harder."
"People ask me, "Why do you do walking meditation?" The best answer I can give is, "Because I like it." Every step makes me happy."
"No matter where you begin, everyone can do yoga. We become stronger, more flexible, more accepting of who we are....We all need a break from the chaos that our lives have become. There is so much dis-ease in our world and many health issues are related. Yoga can help relieve that stress!"
"But I've learned that in the struggle between my body and sprint, in the battlefield of my mind, my spirit will always win. If it can just yell loud enough, these three words - take another step.