Today’s National Health Blog Post Month prompt is: Find a quote and use it as inspiration (alternate: write about the weirdest thing about your health).
If you’re anything like me, you tend to roll your eyes when the same inspirational quote images are posted over and over. I’m not coldhearted (well…) nor do I think I’m above all that stuff, I just have the same reaction whenever I see anything for the 8,467th time. Unless it’s this. That gets a different type of reaction.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about finding inspiration and motivation in whatever form, but rarely do I see one and think, “yeah, I can totally relate to that.” Except when I saw this one. Someone had posted it on Facebook, and I said to myself, “yeah, I can totally relate to that.” However, I’ve realized that lately I have ended up on the other side of that coin for some people. People that I’ve traveled on this path hand in hand with. People I’ve known forever. People that I love dearly.
This blog, and sharing my whole experience, was meant to be, and always will be, a real account from a real person with the ugliest of struggles along with the most glorious of triumphs. Yes, I will brag when I have a great weigh in. But I also fess up when I gain. Yes, I post a lot of pictures when I’m feeling particularly cute. But did you know that there are usually ten times as many not-so-flattering pictures taken in an attempt to get that one photo suitable for public consumption? And yes, I may have Instagrammed that super healthy, veggie-loaded lunch I had, but I more than likely didn’t say a peep about the bag of potato chips I devoured later that day.
I’m not perfect and I’m no saint. I’m not a hero nor am I a role model. I’m just a pudgy short girl who wants to make you laugh or smile. Or try a new workout or recipe. Or show you that my pilgrimage to a healthy weight and body fat percentage started with that first pound, too.