I really had no formal post planned for today. Originally I wanted to write about my heart rate monitor because I know you guys are very curious about what kind it is, how I like it, how it works etc. But I write my posts the night before and let's be real.. Is Monday. Ain't no body got time for that.
But my zumba class tonight did spark a post I did want to write about. Many of you know, I usually run, lift, row or do something before my Zumba class. I figure if I have the time I may as well not waste it. Anyway, I was having a conversation with my mom, and a few of the other ladies at the gym overheard me.
Lex:"mom guess how many miles I ran today!!"
Mom: "uh, 4?"
Lex:"how did you know!!!"
Immediately after that the ladies in the class were saying things like, "wow that impressive! And now she's gonna do an hour of Zumba!" And "it really must be paying off because you look great."
I was really taken back by this and it really reminded me of some comments that I had gotten on my blog earlier in the day.
Never did I think that someday I would be inspiring, impressing, or motivating someone. I mean sure everyone wants to do that and wants to be successful but the comments and words that's got from my weigh ins the past couple weeks, the twitter love-- especially when I'm having a hard workout is more then I could have ever imagined.
One person wrote to me, "you're so motivating." That one really got me. I think because my motivation has always been comparing myself to my family and friends. And it's hard when your bigger and more out of shape than everyone there... None of them will ever find me motivating. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm so thrilled that I'm motivating or inspiring people, even if its just one person it's more than I would have 6 months ago!
I really love all your kind words and read every single one of them! Your words, comments, and motivation helps me to stay focused and I WANT to show a loss on the scale for my readers the next week. I feel like if I put enough of it out there it really does make me accountable because I have all of you reading it! Thank you for continuing to read my blog and my journey!!!
Oh and for the record my unofficial weight today broke the 25 pound loss mark today!! I say unofficial because I officially weigh in on monday's as you saw from yesterdays post! Stay tuned for more weight loss and me rambling on about stupid shit! I mean what!?
But seriously. Thanks for reading and commenting such encouraging works.