Lydia Livingston

Fitness quest

EDITORíS NOTE: Lydia Livingston, a junior at Waxahachie Global High, will be writing an ongoing column as she pursues her goals of becoming more physically fit.

Week 3

I never expected to hear these words come out of my mouth, but here they are: I miss working out. This week I have been under the weather, which meant I couldnít work out or do anything really physical.

I didnít really think much about it until Friday, when I went to the gym to walk and my personal trainer, Daniel Ortiz, set the treadmill at 3.2 miles per hour.

Now, on any other day I would have been more than happy to just walk for 30 minutes at that pace. Not today though.

My inactivity had me itching to push it and by the time I was being told to get off the treadmill I had increased the speed to 4 miles per hour.

When I was leaving the gym I composed a little letter that went like this:

ďDear Gym:

I miss you. I am sorry we havenít seen each other much this week. I wish we could of done more but my aunt and Daniel told me not to because Iíve been under the weather.

Donít fret though, Iíll be back in tip-top shape next week and Daniel says weíre going to peak out. Iím excited!

XOXO,

LydiaĒ

Iím insane. I know. When I told my aunt this she thought it was really amusing, but it was true. Not working out has been really boring.

†I felt lazy only walking Friday and canít wait to actually do some physical stuff this week.

Now, let me clarify really quickly that even though I felt lazy, I wasnít actually being lazy. I was just sick and when your system is weak it isnít good to tax it.

Iím feeling much better than I did, however, and Iíll be ready for action soon enough. All I have to say is look out, because I have some ground to make up!

Lydia Livingston is a junior at Waxahachie Global High School and a newsroom intern with the Daily Light. She is also a member of the Kernowstorm 94 Girls soccer team.