inspired by all of the bicyclists that i saw riding around Portland, i have been riding my bike to work these past two days. and the fact that gas costs are what they are, the money i am saving is a bonus too.
yesterday as i left work a coworker yelled to me, “trying to get in shape?”
this morning as i was riding to work i thot more about his question, and it dawned on me:
i am in shape, my shape is more roundish.
a circle, a square, a triangle, a rectangle, even oblong are all shapes… but “thin” –not a shape.
it is simple geometry.
so to be accurate, a person who is attempting to change their physical body dynamic is not getting “in shape;” they already are in a shape. what they are doing is trying to get “out of a shape.”