Physical Fitness

I know that I listed some physical fitness goals in my 101, but I will be upfront in saying that all those things I put in my list…yeah, I didn’t do any of them. In the entire year since the list’s inception, I haven’t even been on the treadmill. Not once.

I’m a person that craves structure. I literally do not know what to do without a list, without a plan, without a goal. If you give me a day off, there is a really, really good chance that I will do one of two things: I’ll spend the day watching TV, or I will spend the day cleaning the color out of the furniture.

For a while, I’ve been kicking the idea back and forth for a while that I needed a real-deal, serious plan for improved physical fitness. At CSU, I have to climb no less than three flights of stairs to get from the parking lot to the classroom. I was dying when I hit the top of the stairs and ran into the professor, who wanted to chit-chat with me, and I couldn’t breathe enough to talk. That was rather embarrassing.

I do know that I like to track the progress of things, so in some way, I’m going to have to create baselines, graphs comparing means and my progress, calculate BMI’s and endurance, and blah blah blah blah blah… I’m going to have to nerd my jock up, basically.

As a solution, I’ve enrolled on Gyminee, which I really like. When you enroll for a free account, you can track your weight, your measurements, your nutrition, your workouts; you can sign up for challenges, get gym buddies, and post on the message boards. I like the accountability factor. I’m going to spend this weekend getting set up and doing my research, and starting Monday, working on my fitness.

I’m not really sure on all of the details yet: I’ve never paid close enough attention to being physically fit to know how I’m supposed to approach this. In the past, I’ve been like the Brian Regan bit, and someone’s walking by, telling me to get out of the painter’s scaffolding.

I’m thinking that quitting smoking might be imperative, too. Which is a bummer – I’m not ready yet.