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Motivating? Me? (and other random thoughts)

Who would have ever thought that I could be the type of person who motivates people to lose weight? Not me, that's for sure. But I guess I am. I received an email on Saturday from SparkPeople stating that I have been voted as a SparkPeople Motivator. I don't feel like I have done anything special to receive this status. I just got my A$$ off the couch and into the gym and sweated it off, along with eating better foods in smaller amounts. Anyone can do that, what's special about me? And that's where I need to stop thinking like that. I am special....everyone is special. And if what I'm doing is helping someone else then that's an added bonus. Don't get me wrong. I have no problems talking about what I'm doing or what I have done in the past. I just never thought anyone could use what that is and put it to use in their own lives to make a difference.


Also on Saturday I had a friend tell me that I'm looking great and smaller and smaller every time she sees me. I need to stop being embarrassed and start being proud. Later that afternoon she went on to tell me that she "showed" me off to her friends. And that's wonderful. That someone else is that proud of me. 


On Sunday I skipped the gym....not a big deal, made plans to spend the day with my family at the beach. When we got to the beach, the waves were crazy big from Tropical Storm Emily. There were a ton of surfers out in the water, more than I have seen there at once. We played in the water for a while, and boy were those waves tough. I almost lost my swimsuit a couple of times....and that is a sight no one needs to see, lol. But it came apparent that I need a smaller swimsuit. But since it is already August I don't see the point in getting one now. Yeah, most of them are on sale since it's the end of the season, but I have no idea what size I will be next summer, definitely smaller than I am now, that's for sure. 


I noticed something while we were there. Now, I have never been the type of parent who spent all the time sitting in my chair getting sun while my kids are in the water. I get out there with them. I just take turns in the water then sitting down and relaxing. But yesterday we played tag in the edge of the water and I was like: Wow....look at me run around chasing my kids, I wouldn't have been able to do this as well as I am now last year. Nor was I embarrassed to be seen running around. I'm really looking forward to see what I'm doing next summer since I will be at my goal by then. 


Then on the way home I was talking with my husband about one of the questions someone posted in one of the teams about finding your inner athlete. I looked over at him and said: "Isn't cool that your wife is an athlete now." He totally agreed. I love his support, other than one other time he has done nothing but support me in this journey. In fact, everyone I have came into contact with has supported me in this journey. I have read on SparkPeople those that have had people in their life that are trying to bring them down or sabotaging their efforts, and it's crap that they have to deal with that. I have said that I'm very lucky when it came to my weight loss journey. 


So in conclusion this weekend has been a great one, other than the stupid headache from last night from a combo of too much sun and beer, lol. This week I will continue on my goals for the month and having fun!!!

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