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Day 1

Monday, June 17, 2013

I am incredibly proud of myself for taking the opportunity to respect my body & my limits. I didn't fight it. I didn't ignore it. I didn't make excuses for it. I embraced it.
I've been less than stellar in making good food choices the last two weekends, & this last week I've slacked off on my non-running days & even skipped a running workout. I thought about not getting out today because ~ well, you know. That simple & awful phrase that makes it so easy to just grab a book & plop on the couch. " Why bother?"
I bother because I DO care. Regardless of my slip-ups, I care. I don't want this anymore! I'm done being a hostage in my own body.
So, I put on my sneakers & headed to the track. I didn't pick up where I left off somewhere last week. I started over. I began week 3 all over again. I knew my body wasn't ready. In the past, I would have pushed myself, gotten discouraged or injured, & then told myself, "Told ya, so! Why bother?"
Not today. No, not today!! It wasn't pretty, but I did it. I may even have to repeat this week again until I own this series of workouts, but I will NOT give up!! Tomorrow, I'll get out again. Because, tomorrow I will be stronger than today. And, let's be honest. Today, I am stronger than yesterday.
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    I loved what you said about not liking being a hostage in your own body, I can relate - I get so angry at myself when I slip up and when I try to do something I'm not ready for and can't do it. I want to be stronger~ I also like what you said about being stronger than yesterday, it's very inspiring!
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