The other day on Instagram I shared these video clips of me working out at home in my living room. I thought it was a fun idea to share how I’m embracing being okay with whatever workout is best for my schedule currently…and then when I was previewing and trimming them I began to get second thoughts.
“Look how big I am.”
“I knew I felt every one of the extra pounds I’ve gained during the plank…”
“Videos sure don’t lie.”
These few random thoughts made me hesitate, but then I went ahead and posted them.
Because this is my story and my story isn’t one of a skinny healthy mama who posts videos of what many in the world want to see when they think of health. It’s a story of real life.
As I hit “share” I remembered I also had some good thoughts about these videos.
“I have pretty good form!”
“I am getting it done!”
“I am okay with who I am right here and right now.”
*pause for contented sigh and blazing fierceness to drive the demons of comparison away*
Yep, my story is one that shows all the bumps along the journey and how it takes hard work and is humbling when failure happens. It’s my story of how I won’t quit, and hopefully it will inspire others not to quit either.
Kudos to you for sharing AND for recognizing the positive in the pictures! This is definitley your journey and please chronicle and document every aspect of it.
I think in years to come you will LOVE the fact that you have these pictures!!! It will show your progress!!!
I think so too…that I will appreciate I documented even these rough times. Thanks for stopping by!
I keep wishing you’ll write something! I like reading your blog! It’s a public service 🙂