The Way To Change My Life

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Change is something we experience time and time again. One of the toughest challenges in my life was to lose weight. I was 215 pounds and hated the way I looked and it wasn’t until my junior year of high school that I finally decided to make a change. My greatest fear was that I’d be obese my entire life. So, for the first time I decided to take up cross-country my senior year.
Stepping out of my comfort zone always made me a bit nervous and exercising was no exception. On the morning of the first practice I woke up feeling nauseous. I knew that today was the day I would change my life, but I could not help but feel this sinking feeling in my stomach. While on my way to school, I began having second thoughts of doing cross-country. But as time
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This was not a good way to start; after only a quarter of a mile I began struggling and gasping for air. The further I ran, the more my legs began aching and my chest collapsing. Eventually my mind was going into a complete blank. I could not even think straight due to the misery I was going through and in the back of my mind all I could hear was “I can’t do this, I feel embarrassed, maybe I should just quit”. In the moment of this self-doubt, I saw the other kids beside me. They were in the same situation I was in, trying to become a healthier person, and they were not giving up. After I was thinking about the other runners and my misery, I realized I finished the …show more content…
The pain and struggle of running continues to have me at a point where my consciousness repeatedly tells me to give up. No matter how hard I try to ignore it, it’ll always come back to me. So as I was finishing up my last mile, my usual thoughts began to creep up on me, having negative impacts on me, continually telling me “its only my first 3.2 miles, its fine to stop, I should just walk now.” However right when I was about to stop my coach was watching from a distance yelled, “Don’t stop! You can do this! One more mile! Go go go!” Hearing these motivating words, my body jolted up, and I picked up my pace at the last half-mile and finished second to last from my

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