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Running...But From What?

As most of you know, I’ve been on a weight loss journey for a few months now. I’ve been monitoring my food intake and exercising more. If I do say so myself, I am very proud of my accomplishments! It hasn’t been easy but seeing results is definitely worth it.

I walk around the lake near my house a few times a week but the last couple of times I felt the urge to run. I don’t know why because I was certain these DDD boobs of mine were sure to give me a black eye if I did any more than a brisk walk. But the more I walked, the more I heard a small voice saying “RUN!” I heard it clear as day about 4 times but I continued to ignore it. I kept saying to myself, “Me, run?” Nah! Besides, I didn’t have my trainer with me, I didn’t know where to start, I have humongous boobs, and there are people out here that will see me struggle. So, I brushed it off again. Yesterday, I drove over to the lake and parked my car. I got my ear buds and my music ready to walk but before I even took a step, I heard it again, “RUN!” So, I walked for a bit and almost in tears, I started to run! The moment I ran that first step, it was almost like I felt a small push on my back that kept me going. I suddenly felt free! I felt strong! I felt confident! I felt AMAZING! In the midst of my run, I realized I didn’t need to care about what those around me thought because I was doing this for me! I was running to get healthier and to obtain the body image I have envisioned for myself.

I also got something else out of my quick bursts of running. I realized I’ve been running for a while now, but in the spiritual realm. I’ve been running from the fact that in many situations, I have sabotaged myself in certain areas of my life. I’ve been running from the fact that there are people in my life (that I love dearly) that I need to limit time with or remove myself completely from. I’ve been running from the fact that I need to not only realize but also accept when something is not working and make changes. Running from the idea that I need certain people’s support to be successful. When I tell you that me running was so exhilarating in more ways than one! Now, I haven’t gotten to the point where I can run the entire track. However, being able to run PERIOD just show me that I can do anything that I put my mind to! And that small push that I felt on my back? Oh that was God! For sure!

It was a reminder that he has my back. No matter how hard life gets, no matter what scares me, and no matter how much I doubt myself, He has my back. And sometimes we need a little push. Just like me, sometimes you need to shed weight: pounds, people holding you back, dead end jobs, fake friends, etc. And if you are one of those people, like me, that don’t know where to start, here’s my suggestion to you...JUST RUN! And always beYOUtiful!


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