Welcome to Countdown to Fitness

My friend and I are starting this site as a project to not only see where we are in one year, but also to help the community.

I used to be in great shape (a size 3/4), and I use to power walk 5 to 6 days per week, do karate 2 to 3 days per week, and weight train 3 days per week.  That all came crashing down when I broke all the cartilage in my chest at karate.  I had to stop all my activities as anything, such as swinging my arms, lifting a light box, and even vacuuming, was very painful.  I kept rebreaking my cartilage, so it took more than 2 years to heal up.  Then, I homeschooled for 10 years.

Now, I’m focused on getting back in shape and have already begun to do so.  I’ve done a lot of research into how to prevent injuries when walking and running, which I will post on this site.  Yes, a few weeks ago I started to run for the first time ever!  Hopefully, I’ll be running a 5K in May. Also, I’ve done a lot of research into increasing one’s metabolism, which I will also post.  I was unknowingly slowing mine.  Are you slowing yours?

Welcome to Countdown to Fitness as we get fit together!