Okay Y’all, I am excited! On my last post, I talked about my new support group and I want to talk about that for a minute. This group is designed for woman – plus-sized women. We as women are all on journeys, and no one’s journey is less important or hard than any other person’s journey. This group focuses on the modification of exercises to help be successful in the workout, and not feeling like you failed because you could not do a burpee. (I will do a burpee by the end of 6 months.) It highlights the non-scale victories, such as I completed 10 minutes of a workout, not this was 20 minute workout and I suck because I could only do 10 minutes. This is a celebratory group, as well as a support group.
I think, we as women tend to see what other women are doing right, or wrong, and focus on this. We tear them down or build them up. In turn, this building up/tearing down makes us feel either like crap, or awesome. That is bad! Stop it! Stop it right now!
We as woman, or people, need to support each other. Life is hard, and it is messy. We all have our ups and our downs, so stop being mean and judgmental of others to either help or hurt yourself and them in the process. SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER!
I find myself being extremely lucky. When I blogged last, I was feeling so low and tired. Today, I realized I had been sick of a month, and I was tired. I hadn’t felt well, and in turn that took it’s emotional toll and had me down in the dumps. This does not mean that I am happy with my current weight situation, of gaining 30 pounds, but it means that I have realized that everyone gets down and that is okay.
I made the comment about I couldn’t remember the last time my boyfriend told me I was pretty. This is true; however, it does not mean that I know he does not. We have been dating for a little over a year and a half; and, let me tell you,if he is still around, that means there is something about me he likes! I am not easy to be around, and he still sticks by my side and encourages me in everything I do. I am so blessed to have him to support and encourage me. Granted, he may be sick on this support group by the end of the month, because I will not shut up about it. (That is how excited I am!)
This blog is more about a check in with me and life in general than anything specific. I was just sitting here reading through all of the threads and comments from the other lovely woman in my group, and I was so overwhelmed with the excitement and eagerness of the group, that I felt as if I needed to update you guys. It is going to be a slow journey, with ups and downs, but I am ready. With my wonderful group of ladies online, my wonderful love, and my friends and family, I CAN do this.
I hope to keep you guys updated on my journey with little tidbits here and there. You know me, I cannot stay off of social media, so I am sure there will be more to come there as well. Also, if you are wondering about my group and what it is about, please feel free to search Coach Tulin. She is amazing, whether you’re a plus-sized lady like myself, or fit as a fiddle, she has great insight and is worth checking out.