Confession. I have been struggling recently. The basic struggle is the feeling that I am not where I should be. Not where I want to be. Thinking I should be closer to my goals than I am. Not so much struggling to the point of wanting to quit. Just frustrated. This got me thinking… (Scary right?!?) Then I realize that there are choices involved. I choose to push through the struggle and come out on the other side stronger… Or choose a different struggle. 77 pounds ago A LOT of things were a struggle. Physically, mentally, emotionally. It was just a different struggle. This whole journey is all about choices. Choosing to lace up my tennis shoes and go for a run.
Choosing to make good food choices. … Sometimes.
I did say No to the doughnuts! We won’t talk about the French fries I had later…
Choosing not let the *couch of awesomeness* win the couch vs gym battle.
Choosing the stairs.
Today I volunteered at the extreme inflatable 5k. Below is my favorite photo from the run.
It was halfway up the third hill of tourture the runners were facing. Talk about a struggle!
This is looking down the hill… The runners were going to come up… And looking up the hill they were facing after our obstacle.
I heard lots of “I quit” “this sucks” “who’s idea was this?!?”. The saddest thing I heard was “I’m too fat for this” I quickly encouraged her and told her she was doing awesome! She was struggling but she was out there doing it! So inspiring. But it got me thinking. I never want to say that again. I have been there!!! I hated it! So I am choosing this struggle. The healthy eating (with out deprivation). Active. Feeling better. Still not where I quite wanna be… But definitely not where I once was. Struggle. What will you choose?!?