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Jan 22

Fitness 2012

Well…I’m setting some goals for myself in the fitness area. I’ve picked a goal for exercise, a semi-goal for drinking water, and an idea about food. I have put some thought into this, and maybe I’ll chat about it sometime – but for now I’m just posting this on the Internet for the world to see. 🙂 Follow along or join me if you want…

Here’s the exercise goal for the year. It’s an idea proposed by my friend Cory. Walk or bike 1000 miles. It doesn’t sound so hard until you start doing the math. That’s averaging a 5k EVERY DAY from now until next year. Good grief!!! — However, I’m not going to be overwhelmed with it. I’m just going to take it one day at a time. I’ve started a log on this site. You can check on my progress every now and then. Since I’m starting a little late in January, I’m going to grandfather in the 5k I did on Jan 7th in the Red Nose Run for Ronald McDonald House.

The water drinking semi-goal is just to drink more than was my habit in 2011 – actually to drink some water is a change for me. I love me some Dr. Pepper. 🙂 So far, so good with the water drinking. I’ve managed to average somewhere in the 50 ounces/day range. I’ve got a cute water.org bottle with a camelbak bite valve and a filter in it. No excuses…

Food is an interesting one. My idea is to eat more healthily. I know that sounds weak – and it doesn’t fit the measurable part of proper goal-setting; hence just the idea. Anywho…it’s what I’m setting my goal to be. I’m not going to ‘rules and regulation’ all over myself on this one based on the following verse.

I Cor 8:8 The Message
But fortunately God doesn’t grade us on our diet.
We’re neither commended when we clean our plate nor reprimanded when we just can’t stomach it.