February is the month that we are supposed to be getting Heart Healthy. Coincidentally, it is also the month that my whole family is training to run a 6k. I had actually given up the cause until yesterday. But I woke up this morning with a whole new fire in my belly.
Being stubborn has always been a part of my personality, although the last several years have toned it down tremendously (but not enough if you ask my husband). Still, I hate to be told that I CANâ€™T do something. Itâ€™s like waving a red cape in front of a bull.
Yesterday, I mentioned to my dad that I might not be in the condition to run the 6k. I donâ€™t think he meant to look, but he did and then said, â€œYou canâ€™t run it with that much extra.â€ Maybe those werenâ€™t his exact words. I pretty much quit listening when the words â€œyou canâ€™tâ€ came out of his mouth.
I thought about it all night and during my quiet time this morning. According to the Positive Mental Attitude that I am studying right now, I have what I say. So I determined this morning to start saying that I COULD run the 6k and that I WILL release the extra weight that is hindering my life.
Itâ€™s not just words, but action following the words. Iâ€™ve already been working out regularly and started running with the family today. My husband is 100% on board and is all about encouragement.
Iâ€™m not mentioning it to anyone else (except all of you in the World Wide Web, but donâ€™t tell any one else 😉 ). This is my goal, my positive statements, and my actions to put the statements in motion.
I will run the 6K.