Tuesday, July 3, 2012

In it together

This morning on my bike ride I saw one of my neighbors walking in the park. She's trying to get back in shape too. I stopped to talk and we commiserated over how hard it is to get back in shape and how we hoped we'd be seeing each other in the park at the end of the summer looking hot and happy. :)

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! :)


Mrs. said...

I'm still reading! I'm on a weight loss (get fit journey) myself. I joined the gym on June 13th and I am addicted very much like you are. I am up to 60 minutes of cardio a day and working on lifting weights. I <3 it! Keep up the good work!

Milly Lane Photography said...

Wendy - I read! You don't know me but I "know" you from the OBBC days. I find people's stories intriguing and love to read diary type blogs. Keep up the good work!!

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for the comments! I love to hear that you're still here! :)

Dustin, Darci, Britton, Benjamin, & Caden said...

Dustin and I really want to get back in shape too. We did a challenge a couple years ago and it really helped. Of course we've gained all the weight back and then some. We're both at our heaviest. Ugh! We really need motivation to get is shape.

Jenn said...

I am also from the old BBC days! I read your blog often and have for years! Also on a weight loss journey! :)

shelly said...

Count me in from the BBC days too! I like reading peoples' stories and have loved reading the story about your growing family. Speaking of which, I can't believe how big Clarissa is getting!