Your journey. Your time.
This wonderfully honest, heartfelt message welcomed me yesterday. I still am at a loss for words. Suffice it to say that I am so thankful for this woman. Not just for this message, but for her friendship of more than 28 years, spanning multiple states, and college, and weddings and kids and LIFE. NEVER think you don't have impact on others' lives. You do. This message proves it. It also wonderfully encapsulates the entire message that YOUR journey is yours alone. Living a healthy lifestyle, reaching a fitness or wellness milestone, is never linear. There are so many ebbs and flows, highs and lows. I'm so blessed to have been able to play just a small part in this woman's journey.
Thank you, dear friend, for boosting me up, for making me feel like I make a difference, and for sharing your story! Love you!
"Hiya! Random... but I want you to know that your influence over the past few challenges I did with you on FB has finally begun to pay off. Long story short, in late March I was faced with a kind of humiliating situation related to my weight. It interfered in a life choice I was making, and for some reason, I think I finally hit bottom. Beginning April 1, I've gone back to healthy eating and exercising (not as much as I should, but I usually get in 3X per week). I have kept all of this stuff you shared over the years and refer back to it all the time. Quotes, advice, recipes, food lists, workout suggestions... I am thrilled to report that with a LOT of hard work and a LOT of sacrifice, I've lost 26 lbs and at least 1 dress size in the past 15 weeks. And I'm soooo not done. So this is really just a note to say thanks. Thanks for being so real about your health and your own struggles. Thanks for being so encouraging ALL the time. Thanks for believing that we can all do this. Thanks for being the hand of God in my life, even from many states away. I feel like as I'm losing weight, I'm gaining life. And as I plan to be around a LONG time to enjoy my life with *****, you provided a beautiful foundation from which this motivation grew. It was from seeds planted long ago, but they are finally blossoming into flowers. Thank you. God bless you. ️"
And God bless you, too! Your message makes my heart happy.
All the best in health,