Monday, June 21, 2010


I have updated the TZ Critics page at the top.  I have listed a 6 month update since so much has changed specifically in the last couple of months.  I think those of you that are struggling to keep your family happy while making healthy changes will like what you read!  Stay Strong and Drink More Water!!

I walked and partially jogged in a 5K this weekend.  As I have stated before, I am obese, so this was no small challenge. 

I was the largest participant. 
I did not finish last, but it was close. 
I did finish in under an hour. 

I have mixed feelings about this race.  I am NOT sorry I did it!  I WILL do another one! I loved the feeling it gave me, empowerment, that is how I would describe it.  I thought of quitting, taking a shortcut a couple of times but I pushed through it.  I thought about my tshirt, it said "Empowered by God" and I prayed.  I prayed for strength, endurance and a decent song in my head to keep me going.  I prayed for shade at one point and breeze at another.  I praised that I was even able to participate, that I was doing it, and that He is my strength. 

I was embarrassed.  Embarrassed that I had let myself get so out of control.  Embrassed that I could not walk as fast as I thought I could.  Embarrassed that I was so far behind the crowd.  Embarrassed everytime a well doer that I didn't know cheered me on.  I look back on that particular embarrassment and I am thankful that they did.  I wanted to be the typical heavy girl hiding from everyone.  I wanted to do this for me, not in front of them.

I regret I didn't take my iPod.  I realized how much the music distracts me and keeps me going.  So if you are thinking of participating in a 5K, take your earphones and some music!  Also, participate with friends. I am so glad I did. I had the support of friends cheering me on, and two even came back when they were finished and walked the rest of my walk with me.  I love my friends! 

This 5K also pushed me off a stale weightloss wagon and pushed me into gear again.  I have had stale moments in this journey, but I keep changing it up and so far so good.  I can't wait to see where it will take me.  Are you on this journey too? Leave me a comment and I'll cheer you on too!

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1 comment:

  1. I love you so much! I am so glad we are in each other's lives and encouraging each other. I am thankful that you let me vent and know I am not about to lose my mind or my faith in Christ, I just need to vent. So excited we are back together for the summer in Bible Study!