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!