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.