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I'm an inspiration??? Are you sure you called the right number???


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!
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2BFREE2LIVE 3/21/2012 4:58AM

    Congrats on being so amazing. The lord works in mysterious ways and uses each of us to help others. We are blessed to be his messengers. Keep up the fantastic work. Sandy

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WILDRICE99 3/20/2012 8:06PM

    Keep up the good work! You never know when you inspire someone to change their life.

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PRAYING4THIN 3/20/2012 5:27PM

    You are doing a awesome job!

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TARAFROMTX1 3/19/2012 2:47PM

    That is Awesome!!!

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CCASKEY37 3/19/2012 7:22AM

    You lead by example. Sometimes all we need is someone in our lives to start the journey.

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SUZZQ4LIFE 3/18/2012 10:13PM

    You are an inspiration to al who you share your story with. I just read a chapter in The Spark book and you are a coach; you're inspiring others with your story and you didn't even know it. Keep up your positive attitude and helping so many as you go on your journey. You inspire me and I appreciate that. Thank you for your determination and sharing.

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SUCCESSN2014 3/18/2012 10:11PM

    That is AWESOME!

I could of written this same blog. I've had several of my friends & family that have said the similar things to me that your friends have. I figured people would get sick and tired of seeing all my posts on FB about my daily progress, my weigh in every Friday, etc etc. However, it turns out I'm inspiring as well. I would of never imagined in a million years.

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