Monday, May 16, 2011

**Day 136**

Exercise today:
30 Day Shred, Level 2
WATP's 2 miles
40 straight minutes of running - 2.5 miles

And when I finished that 40 minute run I cried like a baby.  I don't know why, but as soon as I pushed that stop button on the treadmill I was overcome with emotion.  I think, it hit me that I'm really going to do this!  I'm really going to lose all this extra weight.  I'm not going to be obese forever.  I'm not going to die an early death (not from obesity anyway).  I'm turning into a runner.  No, I AM a runner - right now!!  I weigh 223 pounds, but I can run for 40 minutes without stopping, and you know what?  I could have kept going!

I know I still have a long way to go on this journey, and I know will continue to have struggles along the way, but I know I won't quit, and I know I will reach my end goal.  I have total faith in myself, and that feels really, really good.


  1. This is amazing - reading this, I can feel your joy. That runner's high, the excitement from feeling your body move and knowing you're strong enough to accomplish something you didn't think possible ... there's nothing like it in the world. :) SO proud of you!!!

  2. LOVE this post! Very inspiring!

  3. You have come such a long way in really a short period of time. It's so amazing what you can now do when you work out. You know God works in masterious way. I am so glad Brenna weighed her self and reacted the way she did. Would you be doing this if she hadn't? Love you Dad

  4. Hi, Dad. Brenna getting so upset about her weight was (and still is), definitely, a motivator in changing my lifestyle...and my family's, too. It's sad it took my young daughter worrying about her weight to get my going, but I'm glad it happened. It was, surely, an eye-opener for me.