Monday, November 24, 2014
I have to start today with an embarrassing moment that wasn’t embarrassing at all and was extremely humbling. On Friday, during spin class, my instructor starts off class with, “Whenever I hear about success stories, I love sharing them with you guys. I hope I’m not embarrassing her but Sarah, up here in the front raise your hand. Sarah has lost 80 lbs.” This was followed up with applause and cheers and me grinning from ear to ear. Several people came up to me after class to congratulate me and I was beyond grateful. There was this one lady who is in her upper 70s and recently completed a marathon. She was telling me how great I looked and how she’d noticed how much work I’ve been putting in. Me great? Ma’am, I want to be YOU one day. She’s in the gym every morning and RAN A MARATHON. Regardless of her age, that’s still awesome. You can’t have a bad day when it starts with such encouragement. It was exactly what I needed to reassure myself that it’s about how far you’ve come not how far you have left to go.