I heard him give this advice on Memorial day at the Du for the Parks in Hot Springs. I’ve never forgotten it.
So now when the legs burn on the bike, the arms tire from the swim, and I feel like I can’t run another step…..
I remember this….and keep going.
This is so true. So true. Push through it, you’ll be a better person for it.
Inspiring others to do this journey. Quite frankly, it brings tears to my eyes. Its one of the most rewarding feelings to be able to do something GREAT for yourself and let others see it first hand. Losing weight is not easy. Running is not easy. Exercising is not easy. Making tempting food choices is not easy. In the end it’s worth it. Every drip of sweat, every pissed off feeling that you’ve had resenting this journey… it’s worth it. Personally, losing 85 pounds has been amazing. I never want to be 350 pounds again. EVER.
I can name a few people who I’ve touched with my lifestyle changes. They check in with me. We’ve created a support system. For the first time in my life, I feel that i’m doing something great. It’s amazing to wake up in the morning. It’s amazing to run. It’s amazing to do races. Life is just amazing.