Sunday, February 17, 2008
This was written by AUDIE40220 of the "Done Being the Fat Girl" team and I really liked how she put into words what I need to hear on a daily basis:
"Look at you! No, seriously look at you. Do you see what I see? Do you know what I know?
I see how awesome you are and how incredible you are becoming.
I knew you would fall and get back up. I knew the road would be rough at times but I saw you persist and make it through.
I knew at times you wanted to stop and turn back but something in you wouldn't allow it. So you persisted.
Yes, you kept going when others did not. You kept stepping even though some stepped over you and on you.
You kept your direction and although you were weak you looked strong.
Look at you! I mean really look at you.
There are those that counted you out when your stride wasn't as quick. There are those that snickered and doubted that you would ever become. But look at you. Take a look.
No, getting here hasn't been easy and staying here isn't always all that great but your doing it.
Although it may seem at times it is baby steps and you feel you should be gliding like a gazelle or floating through. Sometimes you can be just too hard on you.
So now, I am telling you to take some time and just look at you. I mean really scope yourself over.
No, don't look how far you have to go and how you should have avoided the pitfall last night or last week. I mean look at how far you have come and what you have achieved. Look at the honesty it took just to begin.
Look at what you have accomplished and how you have made it this far.
Wow! Look at you!
Now can you see it? Now do you get it.
The road will never be easy and the way will always be challenging. The only difference is that you will get stronger because you learned from last nights pitfall and last weeks pitstop.
You learned how to overcome and do better so you can be better!
Yeah, now you're looking. You see what I see?
I see one amazing woman becoming and being the best that she can be.
She may be bruised and a little wounded she may have slipped and really messed it up but she is still becoming. She is still striving and succeeding.
Stop! and look at yourself. Wow! You are beautiful. You are wonderful! You are a Queen. "
I was very inspired when I read this and I wanted to post it here as a reminder for me whenever I start to doubt myself and what I'm doing.
This week I hurt my lower back....I'm not sure how or what I did but it really hurt to sit or walk for a long period of time. So I wasnt able to really work out and at the start of the week I was doing good with losing a few lbs. but by the end of the week I had only lost a lb. So I was feeling a little down with not being able to work out and then not losing as much as I thought I had lost when this week started out. However, after reading what someone else had posted...it renewed my spirits again.
My back is feeling a lot better and I am ready for a new week. Bring it on!!!! :o)