Well I have to admit that this week has been less than stellar in terms of resolution progress. My food intake was only about 50% healthy. I owe this partially to the fact that I wasn’t prepared going into the week and then my car wasn’t working properly with the cold weather here. I did make some progress though. I worked out four times. I prayed most days. My Scripture reading isn’t where I want it to be. That said I am realizing today that perhaps I can’t make all of these changes at once. I will try again once I have a strong foundation of working out and I get back into a rhythm.
I signed up for a running clinic. It started yesterday. So there I was dressed in layers to run in –30 Celsius without the wind chill. The weather itself didn’t end up that bad. But to be honest II struggled. I knew I ran slow but it became all the more apparent when I couldn’t keep up with the rest of the group (all beginning runners.) The instructor came back for me a couple of times. Still I had hoped I could keep up. I honestly don’t want to go back.
Here’s the thing. I have avoided running with others since I started. I think that God is pushing me to shed the identity of the kid in the gym class who gives up. So yes I will be behind the pack for now. It won’t be that way forever. I will do my practices this week and I will return next week. I will eventually catch up.
At work we are starting a Biggest Loser Challenge on Tuesday. Although I don’t have a specific weight loss goal I thought that this would help me work towards my goals of eating well and exercising. The session is seventeen weeks which should give me a really good start.