Friday, May 15, 2009

Fitness Friday: Three for one!

Why do I feel an urge to go pick up an Alexandre Dumas book?

Oh, wait! That's , "all for one", not three for one. Nevermind!

Okay, so I've been out of the Fitness Friday loop for a few weeks. But as I choose to believe, better late than never! So let's see if I can fit all three recent assignments into this one post.

First, we were supposed to share pictures of our homes, specifically areas related to fitness. Wow, that's a good joke, Brenda! If I had time to clean my house, I'd have time to post! So, moving on...(But as a consolation, above is a picture of the rec center where I exercise).

The next assignment was to talk about how we sneak in exercise when we can't fit in our usual regimen. Umm...I use the stairs instead of the elevator? That sounds lame. Maybe this wasn't a good idea after all!

Honestly, if I can't make it to the rec center during the workday, then I just don't exercise. There is no other time in my schedule for so much as a set of sit-ups. Which is why it's crucially important that I get to the gym regardless of how hard it is to arrange me experiment schedule appropriately.

Let's see if I can do better with this week's assignment: what am I up against? Beyond looks are appearance, why is it so important to me to get and stay fit?

Well, I have the typical family history of heart attacks and strokes, but not any more so than the next ten people you run into. So I won't explore that very much. And in previous posts I've already talked about the need to set a good example for my child(ren).

I guess what I have to struggle with in particular is motivation, confidence and happiness issues. Getting up and doing something physical, pursuing a measurable goal, helps me feel like I've accomplished something. If I've accomplished something, I feel better about myself. If I let my confidence wane, it's not a pretty sight for anyone in my life.

So, to put it simply, being fit makes me feel like Lara Croft -- and that helps me keep the mindset that life is an adventure and God gave me gifts to be a hero in that adventure.

What I'm "up against" is the lie -- so easy to embrace -- that life is nothing more than the dreariness of endless laundry and having too many things to do.


  1. You go Lara Croft !!! Ha - that's awesome! It's so true about our confidence level having alot to do with our motivation though. Just keep saying to yourself, " I am Lara Croft and I rock ! "

    You can do anything that you set your mind to do. Keep on keeping on ! We all have faith in you and sometimes the only thing you are able to do is take the stairs.. don't feel bad about that. It's more than what you were doing before : )

  2. My motivation comes from my confidence and self worth opinions too. I love your last are up against the lie...aren't we all? Have a great week and awesome workouts at the rec center!!

  3. Yep, I agree with your last thought, too. It's all in how we perceive things, isn't it?

    Go Lara Croft!

  4. Up against the lie...

    I fall for it too easily too. Thanks for the reminder that it's just that: a lie!

    Taking the stairs isn't always easy, especially if it's several flights!

  5. well said! life may be made up of daily tasks, but we have so much more to offer!!

  6. Good to see you back--and with a great post too, especially that part about the lie.

    Here's to a great week to you, and lots of motivation to get to the rec center.

  7. Lara Croft is my favorite game however, Angelina Jolie is more of a role model for today's modern women as she projects motherhood and being an actress as a chosen career. She is strong and survives two divorces. She might not look as good as media projects her. She is not perfect as she doesn't claims to be a christian at all or someone who has faith in God but she goes beyond the christian sense with her actions by adopting those kids from different races and being a Goodwill Ambassador. In a way...we can be Lara Croft---be strong, be not the victim and learn to fight back if needed.