Thursday, March 30, 2006

Further to that last post...


Here is a recent post by Shantel, the object of that last bit of motivation, clearly "getting it":

Hey Pioneers..It's day 85 of P90. The 10K was today. I placed last out of everyone. My time was 2:07:35. I am proud of that. At mile 4 I was exhausted and ready to quit. I was dead last with the traffic police following behind me..and I didn't quit. There were times when I couldn't catch my breath..I thought I was having some kind of panic attack..I just prayed and told myself to "Calm down because I am not a quitter." There were so many hills that I struggled to get up..as soon as I'd finish one..there would be another. I had calf cramps and shin splints. I'm proud because I pushed myself beyond my pain (physical and emotional). When I got home I checked my HRM and it said I burned over 4600 calories. So I thought..well I can just go eat the Chinese Fried rice and two chocolate glazed Krispy Kreme donuts..I've earned it. I didn't. I ate baked chicken wings and salad.

Well..I'm tired..until later,
Shantel

7 comments:

Shantel said...

Wow!

I never would've thought that I'd be inspiration for anyone! Thanks for making such excellent products and forums available that allow me and others to connect and feel empowered to change our lives!

Shantel

Anonymous said...

Shantel !!! Congrats on finishing - you are on your way to greatness!

ConnieO said...

Shantel,
I read your original post and it brought me to tears, I read it hear again and again I was overwhelmed. I hope everyone truly appreciates and understands how difficult it can be to push through the physical and emotional pain. I respect you so much for sticking it out. If it was up to me, you would have been the one walking away with the grand prize. But you know, something tells me you probably brought home something even more valuable. The pride, and knowledge that you can do anything you set your mind to. That will carry you much farther than any trophy or purse amount ever would. You are AWESOME!

Mary Cecy said...

WTG Shantel. Carl, thanks for sharing the beautiful Shantel's picture. She is a superstar!!

azteclady said...

Kudos, Shantel, not just on finishing the race - dead last or not, your effort was probably much greater than anyone else's and therefore all that much more significant - but especially on not giving in to temptation and sticking, instead, to healthy eating. *That* I think proves the strength of your spirit even more than the physical triumph of completing the race. My hat off to you - you GO, woman!

Northern Orchid said...

That was just what I needed to read. Shantel you are a star!

leannwoo said...

I'm with Connie, that post brought tears to my eyes! Way to push past the pain, both emotional and physical. That is what this is all about!
Shantel, you ROCK!