Fit2Fat2Fit Blog: Day 5 — Lung Day

Weight 222 lbs.

Today was lung day. As in, “I need to shove my lung back in my mouth.” Coach Paul kept us moving — if we weren’t running, we were doing burpees or mountain climbers or something else to make us puke. And some people did. We ran 200-yard sprints with (in my case, broken) parachutes, a four-corner drill that kept us running around the perimeter of the field while doing burpees, pushups, ladder drills, etc. We spent time in the weight room doing chest and triceps (I benched 135 30 times) and then we ran the lines on the football field. We ran out of time before I finished. I finished after we finished. You ALWAYS finish the drill. I burned over 700 calories and feel appropriately tired. At times, it sucked. And that’s what I want to talk about.

In short term, it was hard. Uncomfortable. Unpleasant. Painful. In the long term, it will pay huge dividends. We are a microwave society. We want short-term pleasure and happiness. A piece of chocolate cake will bring me short-term happiness. But I’ll weigh 300 lbs. and have heart disease in the long run if I eat it every meal.

Think about your life. Are you pursuing short-term pleasure over and over? Or are you making short-term sacrifices to strengthen your future? The present is a sum of the choices you’ve made in the past.

And for the record, my lung stayed in my mouth. Now I’m craving chocolate cake.

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