There is an event that has shaped up my life before in the past for the good. Back when I was 12 years old I played football for the Sto-Rox Little Vikings. There was a weight limit of 145 pounds and if you didn’t make the limit you couldn’t play in the game. There are many things I felt about this rule and what I’ve learned experiencing it.
When I was 12 years old I had an overweight problem and weighed in at 173 pounds. Well unfortunately that weight had to go down to 145 pounds if I wanted to play for the Sto-Rox Little Vikings football. Being 12 years old and having so little time I knew this was going to be a tough experience for me to lose this much weight. Well, I wanted to play and help out the team so I knew I had to overcome this event. I had nine weeks to lose 28 pounds so I knew that I had to start eating less every day. I had to run with garbage bags on me to help me sweat and chew and spit gum to lose this weight and even go days without eating. Every game I would miss out on because I never made the weight. Then we made the playoffs and still never made a game yet but I know it’s time for me to try harder than I’ve ever tried on anything else.
We played a tough team and I knew my team needed me. So come game day I woke up at 730 in the morning and ran nonstop until I lost this weight. Our game was at 7:30 at night and I arrived at the stadium at six o’clock ready and confident to weigh in for the game. So come time to weigh in I had to strip down to my underwear to try and make it. So I stepped up on the scale and looked down when it made a beeping noise and I was in utter disbelief. I weighed in at 146 pounds which wouldn’t cut it and I didn’t play. I remember crying the rest of the day so disappointed because we lost, I lost.
I felt disgusted and sad. I never thought that the days of my Little Viking career was over and had to end this way. Even though I didn’t make it for one single game I knew that I had still lost 27 pounds and it changed my whole entire life.
What I’ve learned from this experience is that no matter what the case is, just keep on trying even if you don’t succeed at something. I also learned that you shouldn’t get down on yourself if you didn’t succeed at something because you know that you tried and that you got somewhere instead of not trying and not going anywhere.
This was the event that had changed my life for the good. I think that if I didn’t go through the pain I went through then I would be close to three hundred pounds now. But instead I’ve accomplished something and I now only weigh 162 pounds and I’m in shape because of this experience.