Sunday, March 18, 2012
Today my cell phone rang, and it was a girlfriend I don't see too often, but keep in contact with on FB. She said she wanted to call and say "Thank you" for inspiring her to get back to the gym and join her gym's 12 week challenge. This girl is NOT overweight! But in talking with her, I saw that she had been very unhappy with where she was and was struggling in her own way. She told me that my posts about the gym, trainer, and changes to my diet had motivated and inspired her to a return to fitness and nutrition. Her words.... "I figured that if you could do it and weren't making any excuses, then my excuses weren't any good.". WOW.
Yesterday an old friend from HS messaged me and told me a similar thing. Her weight is higher than she'd like, and she was inspired to join a gym and hit the elliptical... because of me sharing my journey. That is AMAZING!!!
A few weeks ago another HS friend emailed to tell me that what I'm sharing has motivated her to recommit to nutritious food and start running again.
This BLOWS ME AWAY! Here I am the LEAST likely example of health, being so overweight. I share my journey and make it public because it keeps me accountable, the encouragement I receive is needed, and it's just a part of my day to day life. To think that it is helping others thrills me! It makes me feel like maybe, JUST MAYBE, this part of my journey is happening for a reason. Maybe I'm part of God's plan to propel others towards their own health goals.
This completely made my day!