Thursday, January 24, 2013
I once looked at the weight-loss thing as helpless; I'm the worst about sitting down with a package of cookies and eating them all. Somehow though, I've been managing to control that. Honestly, I've had to go the route of no cookies at all... if I were to have some, there would be no self-control! For the first time, however, I've been able to step back and look at the weight I've lost. I'm almost half-way to my goal!
PLUS, in my half-marathon training efforts (which I am still in the beginning stages of), I went on a 4 mile run yesterday while running all but two minutes of it! I've been reading about the value of rest and running long and slow to build up endurance. More importantly, I realized that when I run slow and don't feel like I'm killing myself, I LOVE running! I have never felt that before. I had run before because it was the smart thing to do, it's healthy, and I feel good about myself afterwards. Yesterday though, I appreciated everything about it. It's up to 5 miles next week and I think I can totally do it! Until then, it's just maintaining what I've done.
Living a healthy lifestyle is great. I eat better when I exercise because I don't want to ruin what I've worked hard for. I feel better about myself, am able to concentrate on my studies at college more, and sleep better. Through thick and thin, God is so good; I want to be able to be physically fit to serve Him in any capacity He leads me to :)