Every day I’m given a new lie.
It’s done with no emotion, no regret, no guilt.
There’s never an apology.
And it happens every day.
I try to avoid it, but it doesn’t go away.
The daily lie comes from the weigh scale at my athletic club where I work out.
Every time I weigh myself, there’s a new lie.
It lies all the time.
Well, in all honesty, it tells the truth and I think it’s lying.
Sometimes my weight is up, sometimes it’s down.
It’s never the same.
Seven years ago, I thought I was in great shape.
I went hiking with my friend on a mountain in Banff National Park in beautiful Alberta Canada.
After only a few minutes of hiking, I was out of breath. My friend kept walking, onward and upward.
(I think he was smiling and chuckling to himself!)
I struggled that day, mentally, emotionally and physically.
I joined an athletic club and took some baseline tests.
I was 20 pounds (9 kilograms) overweight.
I was below my age group for upper body strength.
I could barely meet the minimum time on the treadmill.
It was all there, plain as can be—I was out of shape.
I still denied it.
It took me 3 months to decide on the right running shoe, before I finally started going to the athletic club.
I finally made it a part of my routine and started to work out.
I’ve never looked back.
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