I’m fortunate enough to the be chosen as one of Rob’s Big Losers! I’ll be honest …I’m not fond of that title…Who wants to be a LOSER? What I want to emphasize is what I will gain.
I vow to gain the confidence to believe that I can be successful. That’s very difficult for me to even state when I have failed many times before. BUT THIS TIME WILL BE DIFFERENT! First of all, I’ve got an awesome support team that will “have my back”. I have met my coach, Leslie, that will keep me accountable and well as my other team members.
I want to gain the strength to be able to run or at least run/walk the 5K at the end of this 12 weeks. That will be a challenge in itself. You see, I have been a caregiver for my husband for the past ten years. It was a very demanding and stressful journey. That life takes its toll on a caregiver/spouse.
In response to the “letdown” of that journey, I became very sick in November and December of 2016. No doctor could identify what was wrong but the pain was horrible. I lost 20 pounds but it was muscle and I felt very unhealthy. The only relief was to stand. I couldn’t sit or even lay down without pain. Eventually and very slowly it got better during the last few weeks. So it was very daring of me to think that I could have the strength to go to a gym. I still have more weight that I can lose during this 12 weeks but mostly I want to gain POWER. And on top of that, I’m one of the oldest RBL in the whole group…But I so want to feel good again. I know that our bodies are the temple of the Lord and I want to be pleasing to HIM and be able to serve HIM in any moment and in any situation. When you don’t have your health, you can’t be as available. I know Jesus can use us in any “state” but I don’t want any obstacles to be of my own making!
So with faith, hope and strong desire, I move toward this very successful 12 weeks to GAIN strength and joy for my new normal. I appreciate HISRADIO and the staff and the team for their support in this quest!
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