Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Gettin' fit! Maybe...?

So I've made a commitment to get fit. I found this great online group of people who are crafters who are also dedicated to staying fit. Look at that cute little icon in my sidebar! Now every time I come to my blog, I will be reminded of what I signed up for!

Generally, crafting & fitness are two things that don't go hand-in-hand. Especially since most crafts like sewing & quilting are very sedentary hobbies.

But getting fit is something I've been thinking about working on for a while now. I've made very halfassed attempts in the past to improve my fitness level and get healthy. And for many reasons. First and foremost, of course, is for a better body image and to feel better about myself. Secondly, I have a family history of heart attacks, stroke, & LOTS of diabetes. I do NOT want to develop diabetes like my grandmothers, one grandfather, an aunt, and a cousin have. And my dad was borderline diabetic until his doctor put him on a strict(er) diet.

Now that I'm back in school, I usually find it easier to stick to a more structured schedule. That will now hopefully include some sort of exercise each day. I actually live close enough that I could walk to work. It would only be about a 20 or 25 minute walk. That's a good amount of walking if done two times a day. Of course that depends on how much stuff I have to carry to and from school. There I go... trying to make excuses again....

Ok.. here it is. I commit to walking to school or at least exercising at least 3 times a week. That will be a good starting goal. I may whine loudly about it, but bear with me please! It's for my own good!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

good for you! i need to get back to it too!

upstateLisa said...

You can do it!!! i go to bed early and get up early so I have that time to myself to exercise! good luck!!!!

susan said...

thats a good commitment i think. i wouldnt beat yourself up if you cant do it the three days...do more the next week! good for you taking your health into your own hands

Carol E. said...

My gosh, I could have written this blog entry. Everything you say is completely me, too. Let's do it!! I've been walking for 2+ weeks, and it helps that I post publicly what I've done each day. And I'm feeling better already! Good luck with your efforts, too.

sammy_bunny said...

Good luck with your fitness goals! I signed up for that group too.