Okay, I’m having a “sappy” moment and I needed to share how I’m feeling right now. So, 7.5 months ago, I finally did what a lot of people were encouraging me to do and started a facebook page about fitness, health, my journey, etc. At first, I was like, “Oh my gosh, NO!”
“What if no one really wants to follow it, what if no one really cares what I have to say?” I mean, I’m just a “normal” stay at home mom who has a passion for fitness. Well, maybe not “normal.” 😉
What I didn’t realize at the start of all of this, is how much this page would touch me. I honestly didn’t think having a “fitness page” posting about random healthy tips, food, and posting my before and after pictures would be this rewarding. Yes, it is a lot of work (unpaid work) but just when you think, “what is all this for?”, “Do I really have time for all of this?” I would get those emails (and there have been 100’s) that literally make me want to cry, shout loudly with joy, jump up and down, and honestly feel humbled by what God is doing through my efforts.
What I want everyone to get from this post today is that we all have a “story” and to me, everyone’s story is beautiful! You see, every person in this beautiful world is a creation of God. He makes us beautiful. Every last one of us!!
Every one of us has come from a different place. Before you judge a person, realize that every person has had to overcome “things” in their lives. Some struggle with their rough patches, set backs, divorces, obstacles, heart aches, dark pasts, drug addictions, serious doubts, fears, hate, love, ruined self confidence, abusive relationships, food addictions, eating disorders, chronic health problems, anything that can either hinder us or make us stronger. I personally chose to be better through many of my obstacles and “rough patches”, and it wasn’t always easy.
Yes, I have an amazing life!! I’m truly blessed to have an amazing husband and father to our beautiful 2 boys. I have both health and happiness. Both of which were achieved by having God in my life and the “choices” I’ve made in my past to get me where I am today.
Tonight, I was cooking dinner and starting to get kids ready for bed. I got 2 emails tonight that literally made me cry. Just when I start to think I’m “letting all my facebook and blog followers down” because I’ve been too busy to post all that I would love to or goodness gracious, actually respond to every email. (I ACTUALLY TRY TO BUT, it’s really hard to get to it all.) I get these kind of emails that truly make my day.
So, basically what I really wanted to get on here and say tonight was, “Thank you.” Thank you for following along, caring about what I have to say, or not, haha……but thanks for allowing me to motivate and inspire you because you are doing the same thing for me!
For those still in the midst of your battles, I have a scripture for you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here and “doing” life along with me. Truly, “I’m the one who is blessed. “