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Yesterday, my oldest son turned 12, and I cried like a baby. Unfortunately, I also cried over a Pepsi. I ashamedly cried over seeing a Pepsi in my fridge for the first time in six weeks, and I wanted it. Pepsi has always been go to for dealing/coping with stress. We don’t drink alcohol (maybe a special occasion), but I would imagine that my coping reliance on Pepsi would be similar to that of those who use food or alcohol.
Even though I didn’t drink the Pepsi, I felt defeated over my reaction. My lack of self-control over my emotions was very disappointing. All week, I was upset over not losing what I wanted in pounds. I lost a great deal of inches, but the scale wasn’t my friend. I am not happy with the way my body is reacting to some of my weight training. When I laid in the bed crying over the Pepsi, I decided I needed to conquer something. So, I ran my Week 5 Day 2 of C25K. It had been intimidating me, but I ran those two 8 minute runs. I DID IT!

When I finished, I was reminded how God not only made my body to have my incredible sons, but He made me to do this. He gives us the ability to persevere, and He is gracious in giving us a body that can conquer some hard trials.

All this to say, if you cry in sorrow, go do something that will have you crying out of joy. If you find yourself crying over a Pepsi (or whatever your addiction is in), go conquer a run or a workout. You were made to do this. Finish the day strong!

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. -David Viscott
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
1 Timothy 4:15

 Pounds lost: 43.0 
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