False Starts, Baby Steps, and Hard Work
It takes a little bit of time for Brittany to rip the Band-Aid off and start her weight-loss journey. At first, she pulls on clothes that semi-resemble running attire and forces herself outside, but once she sees her warped reflection in a food stand on the sidewalk, she turns back. It's terrifying trying something new, but Brittany runs a single block and works her way up to a 5K, a half-marathon, and, eventually, the marathon (I'll leave those details alone, though). This progression is very realistic in that it's slow but consistent.
Also, Brittany doesn't have enough money to join a gym, which many people can relate to (no wonder Brittany didn't want to pay $129 a month to use only half of the equipment in a nearby gym). Finding support through a runner's club that her neighbor Catherine (Michaela Watkins) takes part in seems to be what motivates her to strive toward her goals, and tackling little victories with Catherine and Seth (Micah Stock) makes those miles not only less intimidating but actually doable. We all could use that kind of support.