Even as my endurance increased, I still felt that my body needed more flexibility, and that it would be a logical step in my path towards physical fitness
Sometimes being active is enough. For bigger folks like me, sometimes being active is the best you can do. I came to realize that the main thing holding me back, keeping me on the couch with my hand in a bag of chips, was my brain. I was committed to being lazy, and when I thought about getting out and doing something my brain would try and talk me out of it. It was too much work, I would think, but I didn’t need to change my physique, I needed to start being active, and that little bit of exercise set me on a new path. I would say it took my body a good six months to acclimate to the very concept of physical fitness, because it had never gotten any kind of regular exercise before. A short morning walk turned into a long morning walk, which eventually turned into two long walks a day, at which point I felt I was ready for a more active kind of exercise. I wasn’t anywhere ready for Cross fit, or a trip to the gym, but I was ready to step up the intensity a bit. I found a local yoga class that was geared towards heavier people like me, and that was my natural next step to improving my body. Even as my endurance increased, I still felt that my body needed more flexibility, and that it would be a logical step in my path towards physical fitness. I still have a long way to go, but I am proud of how far I have come.