Lately, every day has been like “WOAH” for me. And it has nothing to do with my eating, exercise or weight loss. It has to do with YOU.
I posted a yoga video that I was honestly kind of disappointed in. I thought I would look better, do better, feel better. But I posted it because it was honest and true. It was that day’s snapshot into where I was in my journey. I got responses that made me cry. You encouraged me and thanked me for sharing something that I looked at as failure. This made me realize my failure was actually a victory. Woah.
I posted about a favorite new food. I felt foolish posting it because I figured everyone has tried it before and I’m just about the least experienced cook ever. I couldn’t believe the response with people giving me new ideas on how to eat it and all the messages I received from those who went on to try it and like it. Woah.
I made a video of me dancing and thought I would get some crazy comments about me not being able to dance. Instead, you told me you wanted to join me. To be my friend. I let out my geeky white girl and got embraced by you. Woah.
Today, I posted about losing 5 pounds last week. I was happy with that. But when I shared it with you and got such a big reaction? I never thought I would have such a big cheering section. Woah.
Why do I continue to share and be honest? It's simple. You encourage me to. You encourage me with your words and the kindness I receive from many of you who are relative strangers. With every tweet, Facebook message, email or blog comment I am reminded that I am not alone in this journey. I have friends traveling this long, winding road with me. Woah.
Do I have to have this blog or “woah” moments to succeed? No. But it certainly helps keep me going in the right direction. So thank you for all of the “woah” moments you create for me every day.