Friday, February 11, 2011

What a climb

As part of my application for DailyMile Ambassador I had to make a video showing why I loved DM so much and what I had gotten from it. My first video is one of me talking so I thought I won't post that one here but this second video show's just how far I have come since starting my weightloss and wellness journey back in mid 2009. So 18mths on and as I look back on this I can't help but feel a little proud of me.

I always used to think when I was a child that I was always going to be fit and healthy and that nothing was ever going to change that. Fast forward some years and a few rocky roads and you realise that life is made up of challenges and poignant moments in one's lives that make you sometimes question your ability to rise above them.

‎~Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.~

~Bernice Johnson Reagon~

When your in the thick of it it sometimes seem so overwhelming, like the forest closes in from every angle. But I have realised that in order to get through the forest you need to hack away one tree at a time, and eventually that small little clearing around you turns into an open field, with opportunities in abundance.

I now take every opportunity that is thrown my way with both hands and hang of for dear life. Life is great.

And before I forget I want to say that my running is coming along nicely. Between Tuesday's long run and my track session on Wednesday I ran a total of 23km. This seemed like such a distant dream when I first started running many months ago - but look where I am now. Too cool.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage