Welcome to Surviving Fitness!
The Quest is On.
First, let me clarify that this is not a “Fitness Blog” per se. It is a “Survival Blog” – with Fitness served on the side (for good measure).
Because, I have been told that if I don’t get some of it (Fitness), I’m NOT going to Survive.
NEWSFLASH: I am going to die anyway
However, without Fitness, I will die:
B. Much more miserably.
At least, this is what the experts and my doctors and my fitness guru friends have been telling me.
So, who am I?
I am a typical American woman living a typical busy life. Married with two Kids. One dog. One cat. One bird. One mortgage….and a partridge in a pear tree.
I recently entered the world of The Office, where I sit all day typing on a computer, and then I sit in a bus for two additional hours every day for my commute to and from The Office. In my spare time, I like to sit at my home computer and blog. I also sing in a choir and have a few rehearsals during the week. (quite a bit of sitting there, too)
But wait, there’s more.
In fact, much too much “MORE” – of me – than desired! The mirror now reflects “Fat, Flabby, and Over Forty”. Whoa. What happened?? I used to run marathons. (I do NOT admit that in public). I used to say I would be in the “best shape of my life” when the big 4-0 rolled around.
It didn’t happen.
And here I am, “poof”, 50 pounds overweight. (or maybe 60…OK already, 75!)
Something has to give. I realize that I can’t change my age – but I might be persuaded to change my attitude (with the right incentive).
Or, I could just sit around feeling sorry for myself.
- again with the sitting thing -
Thus, like Frodo, I am setting out on my own great elusive quest. To find Fitness in the “middle years”.
I hear it can be found! (…yes, but does it ever go on sale?!)
If you have found this treasure, please send me the map! I’m already getting tired from just thinking about this whole “quest” thing and typing up this blog page has burned twice the calories I am used to in one setting. If, on the other hand, you are currently “questing” for fitness like I am, then I suggest we team up and hunt together!
If we get tired, we can have a picnic. I’ll bring the dessert! – HK
JULY 2009 UPDATE – JOINING MEDIFAST
On Monday July 20, 2009 I joined MediFast through their “Take Shape For Life” program. This is a meal replacement weight-loss program, which will perfectly fit my lifestyle of sitting all day and forgetting to eat. The idea is that now I will eat every 2-3 hours, 6 meals per day, and I will rev up my metabolism while paring down my fat, thus I will have the energy and the stamina to actually exercise and pursue fitness!
STATS: Age 42, Height: 5’3″ Starting Weight: 184.4 lbs.
GOALS: Lose 50 lbs. (or until I cannot afford the program any longer), Increase Exercise to the point of evenutally training for a Marathon (yes, I would love to be fit enough to do another one). I am feeling really excited and confident that Medifast will be a postive tool in helping jump start my Fitness and Wellness goals! Stay tuned for regular updates, photos and V-Logging!
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