Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Anyone can

If I haven't mentioned it before, I was never active as a child or even as a young adult. I was very small most of my life and showed nothing remotely promising on any physical level. I am not now nor have I ever been an athlete. I don't like working out. I can't stand running. And I hate hate hate to sweat

But today I ran four miles in 30 minutes. My iPod raged in my ears. I was drowning in sweat. My legs ached every step of the last mile. I could barely keep a decent pace with my breathing. But I did it. I pushed myself with every every heart beat. And I refused to quit. Oh, I wanted to! But I didn't quit.

I don't want to be inactive any more.

I don't want to be over weight.

I want to be healthy. I want to feel good. And that doesn't happen by magic. It doesn't happen over night.

Whatever it takes, however long it takes, I'm going to stop making excuses and make it happen.

If I can do it, anyone can do it. I've got two children, a wife, I'm renovating a house, and have quite a demanding job. I'm a geek. A couch potato. A book worm.

If I can, anyone can.

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