Monday, December 12, 2011

I don't ever do this!

          I am one of those people that doesn't like to talk too personally about my fitness. I have been overweight since puberty. There have been times where that weight was lower but, it has been my constant companion. I have wanted to loose weight ever since I could remember. I don't talk about it--it is just too painful for me. I have written about it over and over and over in my personal journals, but not publicly. I don't talk to very many people openly about it. My weight and I have always been "the elephant in the room."
          So I don't know what is compelling me this morning to announce to the whole world wide web that I am setting a fitness goal for myself. Maybe it will help me to stick to it, maybe it will motivate me? More than that, I guess I hope to motivate someone else. Not that everyone needs to lose weight and by no means does everyone need to lose as much as I do, but maybe we all have that personal giant that we need to conquer. I seem to have many.
     So here is the plan--I call it the lazy 5K. A friend of mine posted on Facebook that she is doing a lazy iron man this month. She has to complete all of the distances for an iron man but she has all month to do it. I am no where near at that level at this point in my life, but I really like the idea. I like small obtainable goals that lead to a bigger picture. So the first goal is to run a 5K in 13 days (not counting Sundays.) A 5K is roughly 13 "laps" on a track or treadmill counter. So my first goal is to run a lap everyday. I am not in the kind of shape I need to be to run a lap continuously so I will have to break that down everyday. I can walk as much as I need to but I can only count the time I am actually running.
         I know that I can only do this through Christ which strengtheneth me! So here is a strength scripture (or a kick in the rear scripture): Alma 34:33-34  "And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve your time while in this life then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor preformed. Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world."
          So here it goes world wide web--I can't believe I am going to push the publish button on this!


  1. You can do it Tiff!!!! I think things like this can get people moving a bit more. This is the first step!!!

  2. If anyone can do it, you can! That's a great idea to do it over time instead of getting frustrated you can run that much after a little while.

  3. You can do it. I know you can. I'm cheering for you

  4. It's been a while since you posted this, how's your goal coming along? I'm not overweight, but I'm far from being fit. You are brave to announce your plans. I think you should give yourself credit for walking. I took a walking class in college (and I admit it). Start off walking at a regular pace, then walk faster to get your heart rate up. It's not hard on your body, and it will help get you to the level you want to be at. Another tip is to keep your arms bent at a 90* angle. Good luck! I'm rooting for you!


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