November 22, 2011
I'm J.D., a 28-year-old news reporter who, since gracing the gridiron back in his early days, has largely grown accustomed to largely sedentary lifestyle. But, thanks to a healthy dose of butt-kicking by my friends and an even larger dose of reality in the form of Dr. Charity Wilson has prompted me to get serious about getting active.
So, that being said, I've taken the first steps.
A. Joined a gym (not really necessary to get fit, but provides a great environment for inspiration i.e. when the 80-year-old on the treadmill next to you can not only run faster but farther than you can).
B. Got my mind right: One reason why I've never been able to do the organized work out thing before is because, after a few intense sessions, I'd hurt myself, get discouraged and never go back. This time around, I'm taking baby steps. Starting on the elliptical, then going to the treadmill for distance running (see below.)
C. Set my goal: Who doesn't love a little public humiliation? So, I'm taking my fat butt to the streets and, come Dec. 3, will run in my first ever organized run. Getting myself ready for the Jingle Bell Jog will be the perfect carrot to get me serious about doing the running thing right.
For those who are interested, sign up at http://www.supportphoebe.org/anne_jbj.htm
Aight, enough talk. I'm headed to the gym. Dec 3 is coming up quick.