Getting Back In Shape

**I will be posting about the roadtrip¬†to Redlands and Palm Springs in the next day or so – until then, I thought I’d share a little about my Fitness Adventure… Authenchically…. ūüėČ

I used to be¬†able to run a 7 to 8 minute mile pace.¬† Well, “used to be”¬†doesn’t count. But it¬†can frustrate you when you find you’ve lost so much stamina that you’re down to a 15 min¬†mile pace. That’s right. I¬†am¬†jogging¬†slower than most people walk. Grumble, grumble, moan, complain. As¬†I was “jogging” today, I started whining about how out of shape I am, and heard that ‘still, small Voice…’ say “Be grateful that you can jog at all!”¬† Too true, and shame on me.¬†I may be¬†out of shape, but I’m healthy enough¬†to do something about it. I don’t have any physical limitations (other than lugging around this extra weight) to stop me from getting back to that 8min mile. Hallelujah! So instead of bitching, I¬†focused on¬†Gratitude.¬†¬†Getting back into good physical shape starts by moving. “Put one foot in front of the other”¬†may seem¬†like such a basic suggestion, a ‘baby step’ … but sometimes that is exactly where we need to begin. If you haven’t worked out in a long time ( for whatever reason), or you have never been¬†very physically active but find yourself in a place where that is exactly what you want or need to do, then we’re in the same boat… so let’s set sail, shall we?

Stage One of¬† ‘getting back in shape’¬†will¬†last three weeks and¬†will be referred¬†to as the Gratitude Stage,¬†hooyah.

for more 411 on getting back in shape, see my Gratitude for Movement under PROGRESSIVE PAGES on the side bar.