Today was a rest day, didn't even get to the gym to cross train - just kinda putted around town doing errands and wound up attending my weekly weight watcher meeting.
Weight Watchers has been a big part of my life. I joined over 2 years ago a few months after having my son Ben and have consistently gone every single Saturday since. (I may have missed 4 or 5 Saturdays - and I don't think it's even been that many.) It's a constant in my life.
It's been a slow go but I'm down around 63 pounds now (.6 this week - right direction and I'm happy!)
I made a commitment when I went back to WW back then that no matter what kind of week I had (good, bad or ugly,) I would attend that meeting and I have. I've learned a lot and have made some excellent lifestyle changes that I believe will stick.
Today, my leader who's great at what she does, told us that she thinks of me all week. That my journey with pushing myself outside of my comfort zone to run has inspired her (after 20 years of being a leader and maintaining her weight loss!) to push herself out of her own comfort zone. She's pushing herself to work out harder and go further. She had tears in her eyes as she said this, as in my own perseverance inspired her to do more. And it made me really feel great. Because the truth is, without her guidance, advice, support and encouragement during the weeks my weight loss was crappy, I wouldn't be here.
Without friends like you guys that bother to read this thing and root me on - I wouldn't have the right songs, sneakers, socks, nutrition, training programs - even running partners!
I think what I've learned here is that each of our own personal growth moments are so important because when we grow, you never know who grows with you. It's corny but when you think of it, we are all connected. Your good day, habits, thoughts, energy does influence those around you, even when you have no idea it's happening. That's pretty cool, don't you think?