Throughout the month of December, I’ll be participating in #reverb13: Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days. December is the perfect time to reflect on 2013 and start to create intentions for 2014.
Day 10: Inspiration
What inspired you this year? How do you think this will impact the year to come?
I don’t mean to sound conceited or self-important, but I can honestly say that this year I have inspired myself.
For so many years, weight loss was this elusive dream, this faraway goal that was just beyond my grasp. For every positive step forward, I’d do something that would take me 3 steps back. This cycle went on for years. Yet through all the struggle and frustration I never gave up. Perseverance was my mantra.
So this year, when everything finally clicked in my head and I stopped allowing myself to make excuses, I started to achieve what had been unattainable for so long. My actions brought on positive momentum, and I started to motivate myself. My new body meant that my outside finally started to match my inside. With each success on the scale, I gained strength. I’ve always been a strong woman who believed in herself, but now I was unstoppable.
I have been inspired by my weight loss, and my greatest hope is that through this blog, through my photo status updates on FB, through my TBT pics on Instagram I will inspire someone else who is feeling as desperate as I have.
My story makes me proud. My journey fills me with joy.