Friday, February 27, 2009

Why I Felt Amazing

My friend Jason is having a little contest over at his blog. He has lost 130 pounds on Weight Watchers and uses his blog to encourage so many in their daily struggles to get healthy. He's having a little contest over there at run4change. He wants us to post a picture and tell why we felt amazing in that picture. He doesn't care what size you are in the picture or what you are doing just that you felt amazing. Most of you that have stopped by my blog have seen this picture before as it is on the side of my blog.

Here I am completing my third sprint triathlon. I felt really amazing here because despite the fact that I had gained weight back and really felt like the odds were against me this summer I still participated in this triathlon. I feel amazing here because even though I am almost at my heaviest in this picture I am not letting my weight stop what I want to do. I feel amazing because I am healthy enough to run in races. I feel amazing here because I had just swam 1/2 mile, biked 15 miles, and walked a 5k. I feel amazing here because I did not come in last (close, but not last). I feel amazing here because I am out there letting people know that no matter their size they can follow their dreams. I feel amazing in this picture BECAUSE I AM AMAZING and I deserve happiness, to be healthy, and to live a long life. Please do not wait to lose your weight before you start to live. Start living today and your weight will come off in the process. You are all amazing and I feel amazed that I have so many lovely people in my life to help me on my journey.

Some Amazing Haikus for you (5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third

Feel amazing
Don't put off til tomorrow
What you can do now

You are amazing
You deserve to be healthy
You can do it. YEAH!!!!

You are beautiful
You are AWESOME and gosh darn
it, people love you!!


Anonymous said...

Meepa. That is a great post. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said you felt amazing because YOU ARE AMAZING. That is so true and I have that message sinks in with others also. Thanks for sharing. I love it

Duane said...

Hey girl! Great post! I'll go visit him!

Go Mom Go said...

YOU are amazing!
Somewhere in your home you need to have that posted with that picture!

Great post! :)

Sara Cox Landolt said...

Keep up the encouragement! I've finished last. I won a wetsuit for being the slowest woman to finish that year.

The power of the finish line, and getting there is so amazing.
Best to you!


ShesAlwaysWrite said...

That's right sistah, you ARE amazing!
I'm so proud of you and I'm so glad that I'm lucky enough to have you as a friend.