Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PPP - Don't Weight, Just Do It!

*PPP = Pinky Promise Project for more PPP posts go HERE

Dad and I are training for a half marathon,

Then, a triathalon (YIPES!)

And then, maybe even a marathon (Honesty?!? 26.2 miles!!).

Call me crazy, but I want to be able to say that I’ve done it… And that’s not because I feel like I have to prove anything to anyone, but I do want to prove to myself that I’m stronger than I sometimes think I am.

As our dear friend Christopher Robin says,You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

Besides, I have a mild addiction to running… And for those of you who don’t know, running has been proven to be “The Fountain of Youth of exercise."

Not a bad addiction, I’m thinking right now.

. . .

Basically, what I’m driving at is Nike’s catchphrase:

It’s as simple as getting up and moving.

What do you want to do?
Run a 5k? Learn a dance? Hike a mountain? Play with your kids? Eat better? Lose weight? Change your life? Make a goal and…
Just Do It!

Take whatever it is that’s stopping you and chuck it out the window. You don’t deserve to just live, you deserve to enjoy life by being healthy so that you can…because YOU CAN!
I promise.

One of the most brilliant quotes I’ve ever heard is by Maryanne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

I know there is unfathomable greatest within each and every one of us and that we are here that we might have joy (2 Nephi 2:25).
So, my challenge to you is this:
Don’t Weight,
Just Do It!

It's up to you to determine what “it” is. Then, simply go for "it," because YOU CAN!

Live Life!

Annnnnnnd, so...
in short,
I think you’re all awesome!

That is all.


Brie said...

I love this! Very inspirational! :)

Chess said...

Indeed. Indeed!. I just started running every other day or so. Used to hate it with the fire of a thousand suns. Now I kinda like it. :-)

Kim said...

Wow! Good Luck!