Monday, September 27, 2010
Walk 4 Life - My Life!
Today was our local pregnancy crisis center's fundraiser called Walk/Run 4 Life. This was my first year to help. I registered online and asked for supporters to fund me in this very important event. This organization really interests me - mostly because I have a great friend who is the director of this center. What a ministry it is to young men and women from our area. The event was a great success! But one of the things that hit me while I was helping with registration was that all of these people that were there to walk a 5K or run a 5K ugghh or bicycle a 16K had incorporated exercise into their lifestyles. From ages 6 and up I saw kids running - walking - and biking! Which just called me to task on my lifelong battle with weight - - - a subject I have studied, researched, read about, bought books about, attended class for, and talked and talked and talked about . . . and what's that old addage, from Dr. Phil . . . "Why do you keep doing what you have always done and expect a different result?" I still have the weight! Although two summers ago I did get on an exercise kick - lost 18 pounds - bicycled up to 20 miles even in one day! It was great and I felt great! But it was a phase - not a lifestyle change! Today I was once again challenged by these "athletes" at the Walk/Run 4 Life - - - exercise and eating right - getting enough rest - - - has to become a disciplined way of life - second nature - by taking one tiny step after another - doing the "next right thing" until these improvements become the "norm". So for all of you who have listened to me for 25 years - - - say a prayer for me - - - for strength - - - as I try once again to live healthier - and if you have a great success story - please feel free to share! Heart Choices Walk/Run 4 Life was my blessing for today!