Which pain will YOU choose?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thinking back to before and during my journey I came up with some of my “Negative Pains” and “Positive Pains”(yes, positive PAIN!).
You make the decision everyday… which pain will you CHOOSE??
The Pain of:
Being too embarrassed to leave your house
Never wanting to go clothes shopping with your girlfriends or sisters
Discovering you’ve outgrown another piece of clothing.
Moving in the wrong direction in your belt notches
Becoming short of breath easily
Feeling every role in your stomach when you sit down
feeling like people are staring and wondering what have you done to yourself
Making excuses avoiding a game of some sport because of your size/being out of shape
Wearing layers to disguise how big you are
Wearing a jacket no matter how hot you are to "hide"
Always aching, having no energy, fear of not seeing your children grow up
The Pain of:
your first cardio
having some punks mock you while you run to change your life
taking some time from your family to work out
feeling sore from a workout
giving up certain foods/eating habits
getting off the couch and getting active
not being completely supported during your lifestyle change
running on a scorching hot day and sweating so bad all your clothes are drenched
feeling sick after an intense workout
not being able to feel your fingers or toes during a winter run while your lungs burn from the cold air
being 1 mile into your first half marathon and that knee pain you’ve struggled with hits you full force, finishing the remaining 12.1 miles running with the pain that spreads to your hip and ankle.
I would ABSOLUTELY do my “positive pains” all over again.
Which pain will you choose?
Yes, the postive pain is hard... but in reality which is harder? Choose your hard... choose your pain!