THIS is going to be our President!
The Internet is abuzz with recently released photos of a shirtless president-elect Barack Obama as he swims in Hawaii. I just came across the buzz and my first reaction was: WOW!
From Clinton jogging to McDonald’s to George W. Bush clocking a few miles, I can’t really say that a president in recent history has made me take a second look. Until now.
Obama’s chest might soon make headlines that are on par to that of what swimmer Michael Phelps experienced this past summer as women of all ages drooled over his beautifully-defined abdominals and the rest of his jaw-dropping 6′ 4″ package.
Ogling and drool aside, let’s look at these photos of president-elect Obama with hope and inspiration. Given that in this country, we have the highest rates of obesity of any other country in the world and given that American childhood obesity is reaching near epidemic levels, how fabulous and motivating is it that we have such a fit president?
Let’s hope that as this pictures of a bathing-suit clad Obama surface all over the Internet and appear in magazines and newspapers, that we might muster up a bit more dedication and discipline to stick to our 2009 New Years resolutions of losing some weight, changing our relationship to food and moving a bit more. As we near one of the most pivotal and ground-breaking Januaries in all of American history, I believe that Yes, We Can.
Happy New Year.
December 23rd, 2008