Friday evening I was leaving Flying Star after having completed my last final for the semester *yay* and as I was walking to my car (off to the left of the road) I hear a car honk, not thinking it was for me I kept walking...well a couple seconds later they honk their car horn again and a girl yells, "could you move your fat ass further to the side of the road?!" .............how I wish I had a penetrating gaze that could seep into their soul and reflect not the hurt that I felt but my longing to help them see the value of a person. I don't know when the honking of horns, the crude statements, the judging stares stop...but I do know that my reaction and how I let those words linger in my mind is what really matters. For those of you who have experienced this, or may one day experience, or even for those of you who may have been the "honker" or "yeller" remember that our words have the power to lift someone up or tear someone apart. It reminds me of Psalms 139:14, "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." If nothing else I take it as a complement...in my family I have never been known as the one with the "fat ass"...so maybe all my running and squats are paying off ;)...hahaha....
Saturday my sister called me in the morning to ask if I had worked out yet, which I hadn't, so she said she would go on a run with me! I was happy because this week I had my 5 mile endurance run. As we were getting started out Abbie was doubting her ability to be able to finish the run..I just kept telling her, "Yes you can! Just keep going!" And what do you know?! We crushed it...I even had to tell her to slow down near the end *just not fair*! But not only did we both finish the run something that I was really excited about was that I was able to talk to her during our run. I've told anyone that I run with, "don't expect me to talk to you, I can't talk and run at the same time!" That was really exciting for me! :D Here's the map/summary of our 5 miles!
|Distance||Time||Avg Pace||Calories||Elevation Gain|
|After our run...our faces were really red, but the fluorescent|
light makes us look better than we really were!
Today I was technically supposed to rest after my endurance run but I wanted to run today so that I wouldn't have to run on the treadmill tomorrow. It was another hill run so I went up Osuna again which has a steady incline the entire way. I hate the trail the first mile, but once I get into it I eventually end up surrendering to the run and enjoy it. Plus I feel like I am benefiting myself in the long run for the half-marathon!
I have done better this week consuming my veggies! :) We will see what the scale says this week...but really I'm just being patient with myself and persistent! Two of the most important characteristics to have while on a weight loss journey. My brother, Ben, is losing weight too and he said, "I only lost two pounds this week" and I said, "WHAT?! TWO POUNDS?! That's awesome!! That's 8 sticks of butter!!!!!" Yeah..when you need perspective on what a pound is think about it in sticks of butter!!! If that doesn't make you proud then I don't know what will!!!
One last story...I was super excited today when a woman came up to me and introduced herself to me, Risa or Theresa, *sorry if I am totally off* and said, "I read your blog!" Totally made my day! I know I've said it before but the biggest motivator in starting this blog wasn't how much it would help me but the thought of motivating, encouraging, and lifting up others! So thank you for coming up to me and saying something! :D Alright..well that's all I have for now...Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there! I'm so thankful for my momma and the encouragement she has been to me on my weight loss journey!
|Me and momma last November walking in the Bosque <3|