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"In Shape" Definition

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I have been thinking alot about what it means to be "Out of Shape" and what does it mean to be "in shape". This is actually a common question in counseling. Savannah, what does it mean to you? Hmm, "in shape" to me means being able to walk or run 3 miles no problem, to have endless bounds of energy, to crave fruit, to bound up stairs no issue, to race 5Ks...

Now, that it is defined, how do I plan on getting there?

In August, I am thinking it's time to get tons of walking in. My calves and hips have been sore the day after a 3 mile walk. Also, I want to try to work out at least four times a week. I just need to find a way to make it happen... one way or another!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GEORGE815 8/20/2013 7:08AM

    Lot of questions! I am still working on the answers.

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/14/2013 10:49PM

    Great goal! You will succeed!

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TXPATRIOT 8/13/2013 10:04PM


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NATPLUMMER 8/13/2013 5:09PM


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1CRAZYDOG 8/13/2013 3:45PM

    You're right to build up your stamina and endurance. And you definition of "in shape" is a good basis for your plan. You can do it! HUGS

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PATRICIAANN46 8/13/2013 11:51AM

  Hi Savannah........
Sounds like a great plan!!! emoticon

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RJSAMS 8/13/2013 11:32AM

    That's a very thought-provoking question. I never really considered it before. Since fitness is a continuum, I guess everybody's definition is going to be different.

I do not consider myself "in shape" yet, just "in progress." That said, I am ready to do a sprint triathlon on Sunday, so maybe that qualifies as "in shape?" I could be more ready, tho.

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SHERYLDS 8/13/2013 11:28AM

    I agree
and for me it means having the stamina and endurance to do a workout without feeling as if I'm about to pass out when it's finished.

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