I had a weightloss journey epiphany a few days ago and wanted to share my thoughts with you. The other day, I was browsing through several blogs of other blogs I follow and kept reading these inspiring blogs of amazing people who have lost 5 pounds to 240 pounds. As I was reading through the stories of each one, I constantly kept coming back to my own journey and comparing it to theirs. I continued to compare myself and ask myself, if that person lost ___ pounds in ___ months, why haven't I done as well as them? Do I need to change things? Am I not working out hard enough? Etc. I honestly got down after reading several success stories of people who have lost unbelievable amounts of weight in short periods of time. After a while of browsing through many, many, many, blogs I had an epiphany. It was honestly one of those where you say to yourself, "really?" It was honestly a simple epiphany but one that was necessary to the success of my journey...
I realized that I don't need to worry about comparing my journey to any one elses. This is MY journey and I am writing my own success story. If it was like someone elses, it wouldn't mean as much to me. For over 10 years (as long as I have struggled with my weight) I have been looking for someones success story to look like my life so I could "follow" exactly what they do. In 10 years...I have NEVER found one that matches my life. I am so thankful that I finally came to this realization so that I can continue to write my own success story.
One of the best things I think I have ever done is start this blog. I started this blog back in August and wrote one post. I wasn't successful then. I decided to pick back up on it when I began my journey in December. I started this blog with no followers. The only purpose I had for this blog is to chart my journey and have a place where I could put my thoughts. It has been such a blessing to me. I am amazed that I now have 60 followers and I truly hope that I can inspire you in some way for whatever you are wanting to accomplish in life. I have enjoyed looking back at where I started. I feel like I am writing my success story every day and being honest about my ups and downs, challenges and accomplishments. If you are wanting to start your own journey, no matter what it is, I would highly recommending starting a blog. It is free and a great place to write down your thoughts along the way.
If you want to find some inspiration, check out the blogs I have listed on the right. There are so many blogs out there you can read, these are just a few of my favorites. Remember---don't compare yourself to others, remember that you are writing your own original story. :)