Friday, April 23, 2010

Challenge

Another weigh in last night.  I worked really hard this past week.  Zumba, kickboxing, surging and strengthening exercises.  Salads, protein and good fat.  Increased my daily calorie count and made lots of good choices. 

The result...Da ta da.......nothing.  No change, nada...

I could have been really discouraged, but surprisingly I wasn't.  Okay, another change...in the past, I would have given up and started eating what I wanted and lay around because what does it matter anyway, I am not losing weight. 

But now I have to say that yesterday I gave myself a new challenge.  I am training for a 5k.  The Hubs, who use to run, but doesn't anymore because of knee surgery, agreed to train with me and run it as well.  Two old gimps doing this together.

We have several friends who are or have fought the good fight of breast cancer.  My mother passed away from breast cancer.  So we are going to do the Race for a Cure 5k in exactly one month.  May 23rd.  That means a lot of training between now and then.  But I am looking forward to it.  Really and truly looking forward to it.

Having a goal, a purpose is something I need to keep me going on this road to health.  I am constantly reminded about Paul's letter to the Philippians, verse 3:14  "I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heaven prize for which God, through Jesus Christ is calling us".  Yes, at this point I am taking this quite literally, but this is also the verse I am striving to accomplish each day spiritually as well.

I am changing and pressing on, will you join me?

8 comments:

Joyce said...

I used to think that way a bit too Gina but I find in getting older the pounds just don't come off as quickly and I try to tell myself that even if I don't lose I didn't gain either...they do go on more quickly than before...that's for sure!

Good luck with your training!

Tim said...

So proud of you! Now was that "quit" instead of "quite" a Freudian slip??!!

Gina said...

LOL Lisa!! That just may be it. I ran today and my shin splints are so bad. But I am going to try to push through.

Donna's Book Nook said...

It always helps to have a goal. I did the best at exercise, wt.loss, etc when I was in a challenge with my 2 sisters.

Kathy said...

Congratulations on what you have accomplished and the challenges you've set. We all need goals...Wheter we achieve them or not, at least we can try. If we fail, set another goal.
This year, my goal is to do the Cancer 3 day, whichi is a 60 mile walk. That's one mile for each year of my life! I'm in training and John walks with me every once in a while. My 82 year old mother walks with me on Mondays....I walk slower and shorter distances for her sake, but proud of her. The most she walked with me was 5.33 miles!
Press on Gina! Run toward the goal set before you! I'll walk toward mine!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

Press on is a good mantra. I won't give up either and I don't dwell on lack of progress some days because then I am tempted to give up. I'm always encouraged after reading your blog.

Dee said...

You are actually in the hard part..transition from the old way of thinking..now is when you have to push harder towards the goal. I do believe you will succeed.

Rebecca said...

I join you in change and pressing on. (Probably not the 5k.) You HAVE changed - and we are all being changed! (2 Corinthians 3:18)