Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Yesterday, I received a spark goodie that changed my perspective about my weight loss journey. Thank you LauraJS2!
As my motivation was waning and my body was telling me no. I have been stuck at 167-170 for two months. I have been frustrated. I have been sad. I have been discouraged....but then....my goodie came.
I realized from such a kind, sweet gesture that I wasn't working out just for me....I wasn't losing weight just for me....I realized that here on spark people we are doing it for each other!!! I felt so inspired that last night I went home and did 3.13 miles in 30 minutes on my treadmill and then went 6 rounds with the Bas Rutten punching bag workout.
I realized in that instant that every success here on spark is an inspiration to someone who may have been feeling what I was feeling. Every frustration is shared by someone. Every pound I lose is hope for someone else and an acknowledgement that they can do it as well. Every mile you run is hope for me that I can get there too. Every goal met is a dream that someone else shares.
I fell in love with my weight loss journey again yesterday thanks to that little spark goodie. I fell in love with SP all over again.
I realize that somewhere out there someone is working hard and their hard work is my inspiration. Every day I get on the treadmill someone else is inspired to work harder and persevere. This journey each of us is on is a journey that a million people are taking with us. Cheering us, learning from us, celebrating with us. Every step you take is an inspiration, motivation to someone. I know I am not alone in my successes or in my failures and with that knowledge I know that I will get there....with people cheering at the finish line!
On SparkPeople we do it for ourselves and we do it for each other.