To Share or Not To Share

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.

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3 Responses to To Share or Not To Share

  1. mfclingan says:

    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!!!

    Like

  2. Larkspur says:

    I keep wishing you’ll write something! I like reading your blog! It’s a public service 🙂

    Like

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