Dr. Seuss turned 107 years old this week. In celebration of this remarkable day, I thought I’d share an interview I had with him right away…

Joanna: Do you think I’m in pretty good shape?
Dr. Seuss: You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.

Joanna: Thanks, doc! Do you think I’ll have six-pack abs someday?
Dr. Seuss: Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed).

Joanna: What do you think about fad diets like that crazy HCG diet?
Dr. Seuss: They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!

Joanna: What types of food do you suggest to people that need to eat more protein?
Dr. Seuss: One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.

Joanna: I knew you were going to say that. Do you have any tips for people that say they can’t do things like push ups or chin ups?
Dr. Seuss: Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.

Joanna: Do you have any advice for writers like me?
Dr. Seuss: The writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.

Joanna: Amen to that! Do you have any advice for healthy-living bloggers?
Dr. Seuss: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

Joanna: Speaking of blogs, I know you read my Fitness & Spice blog every single day. Do you have a favorite post?
Dr. Seuss: Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. This one’s a cinch, my favorite post is the one about the Grinch!

Joanna: I’m thinking about wrapping up this interview and going to the gym or maybe to Whole Foods…what do you think?
Dr. Seuss: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…

Now I really must go grab some green Egg Beaters and whey and wish the good Dr. Seuss a very happy birthday!

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