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It finally makes sense to me! Now how do I fix it?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

I was writing the post below on my team fitness accountability challenge page and as I was writing it, it finally hit me! This one verse in the bible never made sense to me until tonight at church. Now, I just need the FIX! It's all mental, I'm sure!

My fitness has been so lame! It's honestly embarrassing. I have ran twice in the last 4 weeks! That is pretty pitiful. I have no excuse, other than I have been traveling. riding my bike 197.3 miles in the last 30 days, so that part is good. Zero swimming. It's not looking good for the 1000 mile commitment this year.

I think part of my anti-fitness was fear of the Olympic distance Tri. I am so glad that my nephew Josh and I agreed that it was not a good idea for either of us to do it. Had we done it the day we signed up, we probably would have done GREAT! But the thought of it staring us in the face daily the past 6 months has been awful.

I have a tri on July 16th, sprint distance, and I'm pretty sure I'll be fine on that one. It's the one I've been doing the training classes for, although I missed 4 weeks of class because of vacation, but I have gotten some great tips that I think are going to be very useful in the race. I can even ride 10+ miles without my feet falling asleep! That has been a real problem for me for several years.

So, I've got to get a move on. I have got to commit to myself. We've been working our way through the book of Revelation at church on Wednesdays. One of the topics that came up tonight was repentance and how it works. When we repent, we are supposed to NOT go do that sin again. I mentioned the fact that even the Apostle Paul said in Romans 7:15 "I don't know what I'm doing because I don't do what I want to do. Instead I do the thing that I hate." I finally GET it!

That is where I am. Daily I repent and say I am going to do better, get fit and eat right, but daily I fail. I cannot commit to myself. Why is that? What is holding me back from being fit? From being committed to my health? When will this madness end? Haha.
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  • no profile photo CD16401498
    Your struggles sound similar to mine. You visited my page to tell me about your recent knee surgery and I am struggling with mine. It seems we both need to tweak our fitness program some but it isn't easy. Like you said, you are trying out the "new" knee so things are changing. I am glad you shared that with me because maybe we can support each other. The key for us is not to quit and keep trying until I find what's fun and will keep us active. Thanks again for visiting my page and the best to you healing from your surgery. emoticon emoticon

    1253 days ago
    Sheila, you will rock that Olympic distance - when you are ready to tackle it. In the meantime, keep up the good work training for your sprint tri. Nearly 200 miles on your bike is nothing to be ashamed of. You've been working hard - just not at running. It's so blasted hot and humid right now, it makes running uncomfortable.

    I agree with Jane - you are more committed than you give yourself credit for! We are creatures of habit. When left to our own devices, we return to our weaknesses. And how can we avoid ice cream in the summer? They just seem to go together.

    As I said on our team page, I'm glad that you came to your senses on not doing the Olympic distance, though. Because if you did it, I'd have to seriously consider it! I love to follow your lead.
    1712 days ago
    You are more committed than you are giving yourself credit for! Don't base your commitment on the number that shows up on the scale every week. How do your clothes feel, your abs, your biceps, your aerobic fitness, your stamina and endurance?? Give yourself some credit cousin. You are STRONG emoticon and you like ice cream....so be it! You are a fitness Rock Star!!! emoticon emoticon
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  • GORJUS08234
    Thank you
    1716 days ago
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