The following is a true story that took place last week. The identities of those involved have been replaced by cartoons.
Though I’m pretty positive you can figure out who I am.
I am SO INCREDIBLY TIRED of people and their “can’t” attitudes.
I can’t lose weight.
I can’t run more than a mile without dying.
I can’t find any will power.
I can’t stick to a lifestyle change.
I can’t do this…I can’t do that….just stop. STOP.
You can most definitely do anything you want to if you just get past that voice in your head. Or get past the naysayers. You have to believe in yourself and tell yourself over and over again – you can do this.
And believe me, when someone tells me that I CAN’T do something, that just lights a fire in me that makes me want to prove them wrong.
The Goofy Race and a Half Challenge is a Disney event that is a half marathon on a Saturday, and then a full marathon the very next day. A whole 39.3 miles in two days. Is it going to be hard? Heck yes, it is. But is it something I CAN’T do? No, it isn’t.
I’m getting better and better with each race – and haven’t given up yet. Not even when I had an accident with a mailbox on Sunday morning’s race in the dark and rain.
Like that, eh? That’s what happens when you’re not paying attention when you’re running and trying to take off your jacket at the same time. I quite literally ran into a mailbox on a post. I have no idea if I broke it, but I assume that I did based off of the imprint it left on my leg (this picture was taken almost 8 hours later).
And even though I was sick – I was still there in the rain, ready to run.
And afterwards – another medal for my growing collection. If I hadn’t run into that freaking mailbox, I would have taken off a lot of time from my Princess half marathon – but I finished in the same time that I did two weeks ago. Not bad, but I was still angry with myself for not paying attention. And my friend, Michelle? She has never run a half marathon before and didn’t train much for it – and she had an amazing time running it, and even crossed the finish line before I did.
All of you “can’ters” – just stop. You CAN do anything that you want to do – it just depends on how badly you want it.
Ohhh…and this little paragraph goes to one of my new Medifast buddies, Shaun. Girl – you can do this. STOP BEING NEGATIVE! I will be there every single step of the way with you. Have faith in yourself! And you know if I’m not available, there are a bunch of other fantastic Medifast bloggers there to help cheer you along. I want to see you cross that finish line!
So – watch out, you negative naysayer(s) who think I can’t complete the Goofy challenge – you’ll be singing a different tune come the middle of January when I have three medals on my neck from the weekend.
(And if anyone has a tip on how to make that thing on my leg disappear faster, that would be keen, ’cause mama isn’t wearing skirts until it goes away!)
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*FTC Disclosure: My husband and I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on our experiences on the Medifast program. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs. All thoughts written here on my blog are 100% mine, unless some zombie is standing next to me screaming ‘brrrraaaiiinnnsss’ and then there might be some mumbo jumbo on here that doesn’t make sense…then I can’t be held accountable for that. But there is no zombie here right now, so these thoughts are totally and completely my own.