I'm Getting There...

So for those that may not know - about 4.5 weeks ago me and Braedon started this thing called 'Game On!'. It's basically a game that involves being in control of yourself - a life awareness if you will. Each person puts in an alloted amount of money at the beginning of the game and through out the game you get points for doing certain things. The person with the most points at the end wins. Some of the things you get points for are:

Drinking 100 oz of water daily.
Sleeping for at least 7 hours a night.
Eating 3 healthy meals - try and include a fruit and a veggie.
Eating 2 healthy snacks in between meals.
Breaking a bad habit.
Creating a new good habit.
Exercise at least twenty mins a day.

So we started this game the first week of November, and the last day is New Years Eve (8 weeks total). It's been an interesting journey so far - I've had my days where I didn't have a problem getting all my points, and I've also had my days (probably more then the first) where I don't want to do anything and have to fight with myself to get up butt into gear.

As we've been doing this game a lot of times our exercise has been consisting of doing one of the P90x workouts (or depending on time, half of one of the workouts). Yesterday though we decided to mix some things up and I went to the treadmill while Braedon went to the recumbent bike. Now I haven't run in a while so I was a little nervous, but as I got going I kept pushing the '+' sign on the speed. I soon passed what I used to run at and kept going higher. My body felt wonderful! I even decided towards the end of my jog to try a sprint at 10mph. I've done these before, but never for super long. Well last night I sprinted at 10mph for over a min. It was fantastic!

Now you are probably wondering what all of this has to do with my gratitude/Christmas posts, well...

I'm getting there.

I realized last night that since I've been treating my body better, I've felt better. I was better. I could run, even sprint, and not leave feeling totally out of breath. I felt good after my workout. This has made me realize how wonderful the human body is, and how grateful I am for it.

It then brought my thoughts to Christ's birth and to God's plan to send us all to earth to receive bodies - and how amazing that is.

I love my body. I'm so thankful that I have the capabilities to run, jump, squat, and spin. I'm grateful that me and Braedon started this game. Even if neither of us win (which, I'm gonna try my hardest to not let that happen), I will be glad for the journey it's taken me on (and also glad for the 8 pounds I've lost so far), and for the appreciation it has given me for my own body. :)


Kara and Chant said...

That's awesome! The eight pounds is very impressive! I was doing so good at working out everyday until we moved here. Today was my first day doing it again and it felt so good! I am going to try out your little if that's all right.

Allison and Mason: said...

Wow! That's a great game!! Thanks for sharing. We should try it!!