And yet another challenge

I’m continuing on the biggest loser challenge at work and have lost 8 lbs. so far. As I previously mentioned, I am working out at the gym at work in the evenings. I have also added another challenge–I am now training for the Peachtree Road Race! Now, I must admit that I haven’t run anywhere for about 18 months. For starters, I had knee surgery early last year, which put a halt to my plans to continue running after I participated in a 2-mile fun run in October 2004.

But, I think I’m being smart with my approach–which is approaching this cautiously. I have posted a run/walk schedule on my refrigerator, which I obtained from the Atlanta Track Club Web site. Even on my run days (my first was Tuesday), I still walk in short intervals. I plan to increase my running periods until I can run the entire time I’m supposed to. So, I walk for the first 5 minutes and then start “mailbox running”. That is, the mailboxes in my subdivision are spaced in neat intervals. I walk from one mailbox to the next, then I run from that one to the next one, then I walk again between the mailboxes, then I run again. You get the picture. It’s fun and you won’t believe the looks I get from the neighbors!

I started my training in the evenings after work and it is so relaxing to get outside and breath in the fresh air. I also see other health-minded neighbors out walking or running or even riding bikes. It’s a beautiful thing to see!

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Kimberly Taylor

Kimberly Taylor is a certified Christian life coach and has a heart to help others struggling with emotional eating and weight loss. Once 240 pounds and a size 22, she can testify of God’s goodness and healing power to overcome. She lost 85 pounds as a result of implementing techniques to overcome emotional eating and binge eating disorder.

Kim is the author of "The Take Back Your Temple Program," which teaches Christians how to take control of their weight God's way and the books "The Weight Loss Scriptures" and "The Weight Loss Prayers."

Kim has been featured in Prevention Magazine, Charisma Magazine and on CBN’s 'The 700 Club' television program.

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