I have been so inspired by people getting healthy lately. I realized this weekend that I now know multiple people who have lost over 100 pounds. That is truly amazing!!
In addition to these inspiring people, I also have many, many friends who are working hard to get healthier. They are losing ten, twenty, fifty, and seventy-plus pounds. They are challenging themselves to do things that they’ve never done. They’re starting to workout, they’re starting to run, or they’re training for marathons or a triathlon. That is so motivating to me!
Part of the reason I am surrounded by these people is because I am in the midst of learning to be healthier myself. I am working out more, and have just passed the one year anniversary of my decision to become healthier and more active. The other reason is that I am paying attention. I’m noticing when people are making healthier changes. I’m asking them about it. I’m curious to know what is working for others.
For many of us, these stories help inspire us to make changes.
It can be something small.
You start taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
You walk around the parking lot.
You sign up for a race.
You start eating healthier.
You make a decision to change.
But the key to all of this is realizing that you have to take a step. It is not just going to happen. You need to do something different. Something new. But the great news is that sometimes the first step is the hardest. After that, you gain confidence and realize that you can take another step. And another.
What step do you need to take today? I’d love to encourage you!