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You Keep Me Going

On my way into the gym today to do my 30 min run I bumped into an acquaintance who was heading out the door and and on her way home after doing a swim.  She goes for a chemo treatment tomorrow.  Not the picture I would imagine for myself if I were faced with a chemo treatment.  I guess I think of my old ways and my unfit body from a little over year ago.  A year ago I would find it hard to be motivated to do anything if I was going in for a chemo treatment the next day.  I've been fortunate enough to not have to battle cancer so all I can do is speculate what I would do while sitting on this side of the fence.  I must say her strength helps keep me going.  Cheering you on.  I love your strength.  You keep me going.

I bumped into an acquaintance who was on the treadmill next to me at the gym today (I know her because our kids were enrolled in Munchkin Mornings together and I would see her at the local library all the time).  She said I look great and she tells me how inspiring I am.  She said there are shows on TV about people losing weight and here I am in real life.  She said that I inspire her to keep exercising.  I had a big smile on my face at that point and said it was the sweetest thing I've ever heard and she made my day.  You keep me going.

I received an email today from a friend that I haven't seen in a long time other than FB and she told me she lost 10lbs since January, finds me inspiring, and reads my blog every day.  If you are reading this thank you.  Your hard work inspires me.  You keep me going.

This Saturday I will run/walk with a bunch of friends and acquaintances.  I am organizing this so I have to show up (because people are showing up).  You keep me going.

The friend and yoga instructor who has an amazing yoga practice and makes yoga not just challenging but fun and relaxing.  Thank you.  You keep me going.

The Butts and Guts instructor that kicks my butt every Sunday morning.  You keep me going.

My boys who I can now keep up with in energy (most days).  You keep me going.

I envision a healthy life in which I will be able to play with my grand kids (if I am blessed with them)when I'm old and gray.  You keep me going.

My husband who makes time and supports me in my efforts (at times it hasn't been easy).  Thank you.  You keep me going.  - (the many complements are an added bonus :-)

The members of peertrainer and those in my group.  Sharing this weight loss experience if even only 'on-line' has been invaluable.  You keep me going.

The multitude of people in my life who share your weight loss struggles, successes, and cheer me on.  You keep me going. 

Thank you.

 



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