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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

One of my goals for a long while is to participate in a charity run. So I have been planning... The kids know that I expect them to run with me in next year's Mothers' day classic. I was waiting until I lost 23kgs and hit double figures before I started the training, however, I decided that I couldn't wait out my weight plateaus any longer.
My daughter and I started the C25K program a couple of weeks ago and we are still working on week 2. I have experienced sooooooo much muscle fatigue that we are taking it very slowly.
I am not an athlete and my jogging pace is easily overtaken by fast walkers. In the past, I would have been embarrassed to be seen shuffling along the path but now I am proud of myself. I am 42 years old and obese but I am giving it ago.
We seem to be ruled by fear and shame. We pre-empt the judgments of others and use these to make excuses for not participating in the life we want. I know the shift in my life came when I realized that I need to accept the present without exceptions or change. This means that I accept myself as a shuffling, red faced, rounded woman right here, right now. I do look to the future but take it as part of my life's journey rather than a pipe dream.
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