Over the past three weeks, I’ve been steadily increasing my workouts from zero, absolutely none, zilch, nada, to running for 20 minutes at lunch at work, and then speed-walking in the evenings in town carrying 5-pound dumbells in each hand. These workouts have been good at loosening up my body. It is amazing just how stiff my body has been recently, even with going up and down the stairs to the subways in New York City! I remember at the start of my mission just how out of shape I was. My trainer, this 6’3″ tall lanky, long-legged elder who ran cross-country, moved so fast! I know I lost like 50 pounds in the first three months on my mission! I came home off my mission pretty lean and fit. Close to the end of the mission, I played soccer with my fellow missionaries and some of the ward members in Ploiesti. We played for like 3 hours. At the end of it, everybody else was beat, some of the Romanians were laying on the ground getting a rest. Not to boast, but I still felt good, still felt energetic. My companion and I went home afterwards, showered up, and did some more missionary work that day.
I want to get back into that kind of shape.
To do that, what I have to sacrifice is time. Getting off of LDSLinkup was one of the best decisions. It was too bad that that was the way I did get off, but it was such a waste of my time, sitting there at my computer, eating sunflower seeds, drinking Dr. Pepper, and arguing politics with idiots from the other side of the political spectrum. No Linkup means that I no longer have to worry about how people responded to my latest post. It freed up some serious time. I still keep up my Thoughts on Politics, but now with greater thought put into it, and less concern about the response. It’s beautiful. Also, I don’t feel the need to always be there to watch the responses.
To get into shape I need to keep up the working out during lunch, which isn’t that hard, and to continue the walking in the evening. That might be more difficult when the baby is born, in 2 weeks…..
But I’m on the right path. 🙂