In my case, I am not sure if you would call it persistence or just stubbornness. I have been on this weight loss journey for over 3 years now. This last year has been the hardest. My injury has slowed me down but I refuse to let it stop me. Many people have asked me why I don’t just give up and try something like Zumba or swimming but I can’t. I love weight lifting and crossfit and especially strongman. It is the most amazing feeling to be able to lift something heavy. I never knew how great feeling strong was, until I started lifting.
This past week I have had, 2 people call me an inspiration. It made my day. I wonder if they know how hard this is for me, or how much I struggle with pain from my injury and lack of motivation, or how important this is to me or how badly I want this? I hope that I inspire them to keep going when things get hard, to persevere and never give up on what is important to them. I hope they chose to put themselves first and not let anyone else try to derail them. I hope they have courage to ask for help when they need it.
I have learned that If something is important to you, then you will find a way. My coaches have modified almost every work out for me because of my injury. Some days I take a spinning class instead of crossfit or walk but I will not give up. I am determined to reach my goal. My coach reminds me to focus on what I can do. If I can’t crossfit, I always have the treadmill, I have worked on nutrition and my diet and I even signed up to take a on-line personal trainer certificate program. Every step I take, is a step closer to my goal. I just have to keep going. I am persistent but probably a little stubborn as well. lol
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