College Life

The 183-Mile Journey

runningNew year, new resolutions right? I am the worst at keeping New Year's resolutions. Start a diet? Ohh cookies. Need I say more?

So as someone who can't keep a resolution to save her life, what did I do? I started a resolution. I put a picture on my Facebook saying, "For every like on this post, I will run three miles." (That I had to finish before 2016 ended). I got 61 likes on it, which totals up to 183 miles!!! At first I was thinking "Nope I quit," but then I realized that if I spread that out throughout the year, it should be a piece of cake (plus I love running soo...)

Exercising at college is easy to forget about once papers and tests start piling up. Other than the daily exercise by walking around campus, and up and down stair towers, I don't usually seek out fitness. This year, I am determined to finish the 183-mile journey that I have committed to. Getting active can be easy if you have fun with it, and maybe these quick tips will help.

  1. Exercise with a friend. I know running around in circles by yourself can be very boring, but if you recruit a friend to walk or run with you, it can be a great time to be active, grow that relationship, and have a lot of good laughs along the way.
  2. Don't overthink it. Many people think that in order to live a full and healthy life, that they need to work out out every day for hours on end. Honestly, that is not true at all. Playing a simple game of soccer, basketball, or volleyball can really get your blood moving, and it doesn't have to take up all your time.
  3. Have a goal in mind. If you set a certain fitness goal for yourself, then staying motivated in anticipation for the end prize will be well worth all the work!

As I continue on the 183-mile journey (I guess it would be 169 now that it's February) I will be praying for all of you as you go out and conquer your fitness goals!

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.
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