It Truly Takes A Village
Thursday, January 17, 2013
So, about a month ago I wrote a blog post, then promptly got busy with the holidays and a quick vacation and forgot all about it. A few weeks ago I got an email from someone at Sparkpeople asking if they could include my blog in an email mailer. "Sure", I thought, maybe a few people will see it and it will be helpful. This morning I woke up to an inbox flooded with "you have a new comment on your sprakpage" emails and I can't stop smiling!
You guys are absolutely amazing! I don't know how people lose weight or get healthy without a support system. There are so many things holding us down and pushing us back. We get bombarded with messages and advertisements that tell us to eat junk. We see shows like "The Biggest loser" (which I love and is totally a guilty pleasure, don't get me wrong) that make working out look painful and difficult. But every day we get up and we take a stand and say "no" to unhealthy messages and "yes" to taking time for ourselves and putting our health first. It's not easy, somedays it feels like torture. But we do it because we want something better for ourselves. Support from people going through the same things and experiencing the same trials is crucial. I know that whenever I have a bad day I will come back and read all of the sweet words you all have written. I will be comforted by the knowledge that there are a lot of people out there just like me, struggling like me, fighting like me. we all have different approaches, some of us are walkers, others love yoga, some weights, but our destination is the same. And together we will get there. Keep supporting each other, you guys are awesome cheerleaders and you cannot know the difference you make with even one "you can do it!" comment.