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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Pain vs. Pride


Each day, I face struggles with my weight loss.  Many times I think, can I really do this?  Can I keep going?  I think of the thousands of excuses that I can come up with like how I am too tired to run 5 miles or that I deserve some ice cream because I have been dealing with two toddlers the entire day by myself.  I always have to remind myself that the "pain" of not wanting to do what I am supposed to is very temporary and that once I complete the workout or say no to the treats, the feeling I get is far greater than had I given in.  

I read this quote a few days ago and it just stuck out at me.  Like I said before, I love quotes and they really help me to stay motivated.  When running, I am still trying to build my endurance.  I want to reach 6-7 miles hopefully before the half marathon and still feel really good.  Right now, I want to die sometimes.  This last Saturday, I had to do 7 miles and it was tough.  However, since reading this, I have thought of it a little differently.  Pain isn't going to be there the entire time and if you just keep going, you are going to feel so great! Once I finished my run, I got home and felt amazing! I had done something I was completely dreading and didn't know if I was going to be able to accomplish, but I did!

3 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the story of Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego who refused to eat the king's meat and drink of his wine. The lord in return blessed them fully. The Lord is going to bless you for your hard work. And I always try to remember that the best things in life, the things that bring the greatest rewards, are the things that take the most time and effort. Keep up the good work. You are awesome!

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  2. I am seriously so excited for you. I feel like my weight loss journey (which I now need to start again) felt exactly like yours. Definitely had days. And treats sometimes look so much better than they already did. I LOVE that quote. You looked so great when I saw you at the Slurp! Keep it up.

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