Friday evening at the boy's baseball tournament, I had the pleasure of running into, not one, but two special friends who also happen to be "Overweight... AND OVER IT!" followers, accountability partners, support systems, baseball moms, and fellow weight loss journey travelers right along side me! It blessed me beyond belief to hear in their words how sharing my stories of struggles, heartache and victory has helped in their journey.
To hear that I'm really impacting the lives of others in such a positive way by sharing the beautiful and ugly truths we face in this world just humbles me. It strikes a chord of emotion in my soul that makes me want to dance and sing and cry and hug necks and thank God for these blessings!
And it drives me...
To keep fighting through the struggles when I wanna give up.
To get up and dust it off when "I blew it again".
To ask for support and prayers when I really need it.
To be an example.
To talk myself out of temptation.
To form new, good habits.
To reach out and be there for others when they need me.
To be a reminder of hope.
To believe that God's plan is ALWAYS better than mine, no matter how His plan unfolds.
To trust that, with God's help, I can make it through any hardship.
To be okay with the process, no matter how long it takes to reach my dreams.
To surround myself with people who are ONLY going to lift me higher.
To those of you in my life who lift me higher (whether you're aware of it or not), from the bottom of my heart, "Thank You". You motivate me as much as I motivate you.
Let's keep going forward and never give up. Together, we're about to do some seriously AMAZING THINGS! We are awesome, inspiring, mind-blowing people with so much to give! Let's ignore the lies from our haters, lock arms, and march towards our dreams together. They will come true if we believe and never give up!