Today as I stood on the bathroom scale, I grew disappointed. The number I THOUGHT I should see on that scale wasn’t there. In my mind I thought, “But. But. It’s my birthday! It’s supposed to be my special birthday weigh-in and I’ve worked SO hard all week. What gives?”
The truth of the matter is I HAVE worked hard, but I’ve also enjoyed a few special treats as well.
I thought all would be forgiven because of this…
I tell you what… God is good! 4 strong miles for me today. Yes. #5k #5Ktraining #fitness #runkeeper #fitbit #running #BeEncouraged #runningA photo posted by Sara Patterson (@socialnewssara) on
Never doubt the plans God has for you. Thought I’d run 2 miles today. Had to walk during the 2nd mile bc my legs felt like bricks. But it gave me the energy for 3 more miles after! #5Ktraining #running #runkeeper #fitbit #marathondreams #runner #10k #fitness #BeEncouraged #instarunner #runnersofinstagram #iloverunning
In fact, I’ve been putting in QUITE a few miles the last seven days and eating foods that the normal person probably would’t eat… like egg whites. I’ve learned that I love LOVE the yolks, but I ALSO love me some spinach.
But I’m not living to lose weight.
I’m not running to look good in a bikini (although that would be nice)
I didn’t give up sodas because I just LOVE drinking 70+ ounces of water.
In fact, I hope that by journaling my progress (and setbacks), I can encourage others. Whether that be to drink more water, eat healthier, start a running program, or simply gain one more ounce of faith that they may not have at the moment.
I started this journey simply wanting to enjoy the sport of running again. My 7th grader encouraged me by HIS actions to join the track team. This is a child who has NEVER played sports. Led by courage, he stepped out in faith to do something completely out of his comfort zone. He has placed himself right at the starting line, a scary place that most runners know all too well.
Sometimes? Sometimes you just have to muster up some courage and get to that starting line. More than ever, runners must make that decision every single day. THAT, in itself, takes strength.
Week 2 weight loss: 1 lb.
Total weight loss: 11 lbs.
I’ve lost one pound, but I’ve gained ten times the amount of confidence that I CAN do this. It’s not out of my reach. It’s not out of YOUR reach either. Join me every week for Weigh-In Wednesday! Here’s a few ways to join in the fun.
1. Blog about your health journey. Every Wednesday weigh-in with either your exact weight loss (you don’t have to say how much you weigh, just how much you lost) or one thing you’re doing different to live a healthy lifestyle.
2. Sign in on the linky below with your name and url so others who are participating can read and comment on your blog. Hey! We’re in this together.
3. Don’t have a blog? That’s okay! Leave a comment in section below and tells us your story.
4. Tweet or Instagram your progress with #WeighInWed
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