Discouragement and Encouragement

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March 14, 2014 by Zuri

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Today I was searching ye olde Internet for quick vegetarian breakfast ideas.  I like looking for recipes and things on blogs, rather than on the big recipe sites, because it adds a more personal touch, and you’re more likely to get a decent review of the recipe.

The only bummer is stumbling on those people that I’m really jealous of – the fitness buffs.  Runners, especially.  Lots of posts about all their successes, it gets a little discouraging at times.  I can barely lift 15lbs, and here are people running half marathons!  I wish I could run, I wish I could find running interesting in more than an academic sense.  In all honesty I find running – and by extension, walking – to be incredibly dull.  I wish I could be like them and find some enjoyment in it.  I wonder what kind of person I would be if instead of partaking in other hobbies I’ve had in my younger years, I’d taken up running instead?

I’m more encouraged that I’ve finally started hitting the gym – as much of a gym as I’m a member of – but I think I’ve overdone it rather early on, as my arms (near the inside crease of my elbows) are extremely sore and stiff.  I tried doing some yoga and stretching today to try and loosen things up, and it helped for a little while, but it’s all stiff again.

I get discouraged when I see fit people, and worry that I don’t have the dedication, the drive or the ability to reach my fitness goals.  I get small tastes of encouragement when I do go to the gym, and the time flies by.  I have my concerns though.  I don’t know if I can do what I’m aiming to do – which is to lose 41 lbs.  The goal seems unattainable.  It’s been 21 years since I’ve been that size, and maybe my body is set in it’s ways?  I don’t know.

I know what I want to do.  I’m taking the steps necessary to do them.  In the end, however, I worry if my efforts just aren’t good enough?

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