It's the last week of Round 1's Rocky Challenge.
And yes, I've already got the water works going on here.
I've had the hardest time blogging during this challenge. It has nothing to do with my pregnancy, it's my team.
It took about a week before I realized that I had been blessed with some of the most inspirational and motivational people I've ever come across. Every day I read a blog or comment and I'm moved. The thoughts run through my head but I just can't get them out. All I can do is absorb it all in and let it settle.
I think that most of us came into this challenge with the thought of losing weight or inches. No one had a clue about what it was all about and I made sure of that by not giving away details. It was never about weight and inches, it was about...I don't know, closing your eyes and jumping in, doing it not because you said you would but because in the end, you wanted to. I never wanted you all to see those work outs and instantly think, "I can't do that." I wanted you all to let go...give in, not give up. I wanted you to look at the challenge before you and I wanted you to think, reflect off each other and look back down and say, "I want to do this" I wanted you to let go of all the negative thoughts and give into something you had never done before. I wanted you to say, "Maybe I can never win but hell, I can go the distance, I can earn my own respect."
I didn't put you on my team, the Red team, because I thought it would put me ahead in this whole "game". I just randomly picked you and went with it. I'm glad for that, I couldn't have picked a better team. In the end I got what I aimed for, a group that didn't aim for the number but aimed for the dream.
Week one we made fools of ourselves by yelling out, "HEY, MY NAME IS ROCKY BALBOA!"
Week two we let it sink in and decided, "IT DOESN'T MATTER IF I LOSE THIS FIGHT CAUSE ALL I WANT TO DO IS GO THE DISTANCE."
Week three we knew what we wanted and demanded it from not only ourselves but from other's, "YOU WANT YOUR RESPECT, COME GET IT!"
Well it's the last week, what can I say that you all haven't already said in the past 3 weeks?
We all know what we want and how to get it so this week, let's show ourselves, each other and everyone around us how it's done.
HEY, MY NAME IS ROCKY BALBOA!
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE NUMBERS!
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES!
YOU GOT TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE!
EARN YOUR RESPECT!
KEEP ON PUSHING!
GO THE DISTANCE!
"THAT'S HOW WINNING IS DONE!"-ROCKY BALBOA
Team Red, let's do it. Together, let's show them all how winning is done.
Hugs and love to you all!-Kat