Monday, January 9, 2012

FBC Day 2

Ok, so I will not be journaling every single day of fitness boot camp (FBC). (or at least I don't intend to). I did get a ton of questions yesterday about how it went though, so I did want to talk about how today was versus day 1. I have to admit I felt so sore and about half sick all day yesterday just recovering and wondering what today would have in store...
Since Saturday was so rough on me, the co-trainer asked that I come in a half hour early this morning before the other ladies arrived (5:15 am). I was nervous about this, thinking that if they wore me out in that first half hour, how on earth would I survive the regular hour of training!?
Well...tears were shed, I spent time gagging over the toilet, but I came back out and did my best. I can't say it was pretty, or that it felt good, or that I enjoyed it for one second, but I am "pressing toward the mark. Forgetting what is behind (the old me), and reaching for the goal (transformation & health)".
There were times that grunts & groans came out of my mouth that I was not expecting or intending. I had to lay all dignity aside and just do the task at hand. I can't image how I will survive tomorrow morning, but I don't have to worry about that right now.
Right now, looking in the mirror, I see a weary, overweight young woman. This is the last time I will ever see this image. I am changing, transforming, becoming the temple God intended me to be. Now at 7:15 am, the hardest part of my day is done. I can rest, recover and plug into God's promises of strength, joy & courage throughout the day in preparation for what is to come.
Me (before)


Raylin said...

Wow! Way to be honest. :) I'm impressed by your desire to change and the steps you are taking to do it. Keep up the good work... you are getting me thinking about making some changes myself... I lack a lot in the discipline department. :)

Leah said...

Kara, I know you don't know me and I don't know you but I found your blog from Angie Davis. I just wanted to tell you that your transparency has been refreshing and I wanted to tell you that you are not alone on your journey!

Missy said...

Oh my goodness, Kara!!! I'm so proud of you! Stay encouraged and remember why you are doing this. I'm praying for you!

Kara Plank said...

Thank you, ladies! Much love...
Raylin, CHOOSE to take charge of your choices. If I can do this, trust me, ANYONE can!!!
Leah, great to "meet" you! Visit anytime. :)
Missy, your text today meant so much. I keep rereading it. <3