Sunday, April 15, 2012

Inspired

I've been trying my best to make the rounds to all the challengers - not just to their Challenge update posts, but to their regular posts as well. It's made for some amazing reading -- there's a lot of pounds being shed out there!

Reading blogs from so many different people has had a bigger impact on me than I realized. The main thing is - you know you're not alone. There are other people who are working hard and trying to fight this weight loss battle.

If you haven't struggled with a weight issue, then I don't think that you know how hard it is to lose the weight. Sure, eat less, move more. Yes. We know. The thing is, it really isn't as simple as that. There are other issues that have to be dealt with. Reading about how others deal with their weaknesses and struggles has been eye opening. It has given me the motivation to keep moving forward, and there are also some posts that remind me of what not to do -- it's all part of the learning process.

I've been blogging for ten months now. There are some blogs that I was reading before this challenge started, and I'm glad to see that some of those bloggers have joined this challenge as well.

Each blog has been inspiring/motivating in some way or another. It's tough to narrow this post down to just a few mentions, but here are a few that particularly stand out.

I've been reading Kris' blog Trying to Tri for some time now. Her workout routine is amazing -- she works HARD. Reading her breakdown of her goals and how she reaches them (amid her busy, busy schedule) is truly inspiring.

I've also been reading Jillian's blog at I'm in love alright, with my crazy, beautiful life. If it's possible for charisma to translate through the Internet, then I've got to say, Jillian wins the prize! I can relate to a lot of the struggles that Jillian has been going through. Still, through it all, she's trying.

Some newer finds through this challenge are:

Treadmill Hiker at February Fitness Project is working on just just losing weight but also changing her lifestyle in a way that is reasonable. The motivation pictures she posts are truly motivating, and I find that I can relate to a lot of her blog posts.

Blog Wobble - how can you not love a blog with that title? Her posts are not just weight updates, but also updates on how this weight loss journey is a journey of discovery.

The first thing that struck me about Finding the Not So Big Jo is her infectious smile. She's got a lot going on, but is still taking steps towards her goal!

Reading Caron's blog (at At Goal Weight Watcher) reminds me that even once you've hit your target, you've got to work hard to keep it off. It does get a bit easier, but it will always require some time and effort.

There are so many others that I love to read and that continue to inspire and motivate me. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and comment on my posts - it means a lot!

Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out! I love your blog too <3

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    1. You're welcome :) I'm enjoying 'meeting' new people through this challenge!

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  2. Hey, thanks for the bloggy love! And for all of the support you give me. I promise I'll be around and commenting more after the next month is over!

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    1. It's my pleasure Jillian :) Wishing you every success in all the tasks you have ahead of you!

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  3. Thank you so much for the compliment on my smile. I try very hard to stay happy and positive along this journey, but it can be so hard.

    Best of luck to you with week 4!

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    1. Staying happy and positive can be hard, but it's important to make the effort for sure. Good luck to you too!

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    2. Thank you! Good luck to you too!

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  4. I love reading other blogs to inspire me, I havent read any of the ones you have suggested so off I shall go...

    Good luck for the week, hope you stay motivated
    Sarah
    http://fatgirlfighting.blogspot.com

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    1. There are some truly motivating blogs out there -- enjoy! :)

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  5. I agree so completely with your post!!

    Yes, you get some personal 'gains' by being a part of a challenge (this is my first one) but more over than that, you get so inspired by others who are working towards the same thing you are! In real life, that is sometimes hard to find. So it's great that we have this little community forming of support. It's put a smile on my face just thinking about it!

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  6. Reading other blogs really does help inspire. Even in these weeks I haven't been consistently blogging I have still kept up with reading - it has been keeping me on track!

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  7. Plum you summed this all up so well! I love reading your posts.

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  8. "Reading blogs from so many different people has had a bigger impact on me than I realized. The main thing is - you know you're not alone." This really stood out to me, because it's how I feel too. I know I'm not alone, and the support everyone offers is just endless!!

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    1. We've got a great supportive community out here - it's wonderful!

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  9. Thank you so much for the shout out! I have loved finding so many good new blogs during this challenge, although I will admit to slacking a little this week as I've been crazy busy, but I'm working on getting caught up!

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    1. You've been a huge inspiration to me Kris! :)

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