Every other day or so I see a guy walking/jogging in the park who looks like he's also at the beginning of his journey. In fact, he looks like he's in serious pain most of the time. I don't know him and I've never spoken to him but I silently cheer him on every time I pass him.
Since I signed up for MyFitnessPal I've had several people add me as a friend so we can cheer each other on. Most are internet friends, but one is a neighbor, and Shawn also signed up to get back in shape. He's doing a weight loss challenge with some friends at work. They all put in $50 and the winner gets the money.
I LOVE feeling like we're all in it together. It's been nice for me to look around and realize that I'm not the only person struggling to get back in shape. It also really helps to be accountable to someone. That's actually one of the reasons I've been blogging so much about it. It's motivation to keep going when you've talked it up so much! I put a weight loss ticker on the side of my blog for that reason. I'm just going to put it all out there. It will help keep me motivated.
My blog continues to reinvent itself. It started as an adoption blog, it was an outlet for me when I was struggling last year and for the time being I guess it will be more of a weight loss blog. I guess it's always just been a public journal of my life, so as my life changes so does the blog. I'm not really even sure if anyone is reading my blog anymore, but it's a great outlet for me.
So if you're still here, stick with me, I'm making changes and I'll be blogging about it every step of the way! :)