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Get Out Of My Way

Sunday, May 13, 2012

It's time to get out of my own way.

I was slowly gaining weight by making excuses for my poor eating choices and saying that I would start eating better "tomorrow". I was slowly hurting my body by doing what I wanted to do (or not do) as far as exercise goes rather than listening to my trainer. I use a great trainer who is helping me to overcome some of my physical weaknesses but I was refusing to listen to him out of sheer stubbornness.

I finally decided to start listening to the wonderful people around me. I have a fantastic family and I have surrounded myself with supportive friends (most of who are runners like I am) and very knowledgeable trainers and doctors. They know me better than anyone else does and often see things in me that I don't see in myself or want to admit. By finally listening to them and more importantly, by asking them for help, things are starting to turn around.

I have lost weight (almost at goal weight!) and set a new PR (personal record or best time) for a half marathon since I started listening to these wonderful people. I love the faith that others have in me and sometimes just need to extra push that they give me. Admitting my own weaknesses and asking for help are not things that I do well at all but I honestly believe that by starting there, there is nothing that I can not achieve.

Thanks so much to everyone who believes in me.
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