Friday, January 20, 2012

Are you Inspired? you need it? Are you looking for it? Are you inspired now?

Have you ever wondered how those who have gone before you found their inspiration? I suppose there have always been others around who could have inspired them. Just like today, with the wonderful tool of the Internet, we can Google up all kinds of inspiration with the tips of our fingers. In seconds our computer screen can be filled with hundreds, maybe thousands of inspirational messages, stories and tales from those who have gone before us. Believe me, I've sought out a lot of them!! And yes many inspire me...there have been people, inspirational sayings, posters, writings and advise that have helped propel me on my health and fitness journey. Truly without them, I may not have even started. So I am most grateful!!!

But yesterday, I was really looking for something to get me revved up.....and frankly, nothing was doing it for me. I was as blah and uninspired as I've ever been. Please know, my non-inspiration did not have anything to do with the people who's stories I read, because they are truly inspiring. What it had to do with....was me!

I guess I am just tired of looking for inspiration from others. Finally yesterday, I decided that instead of me always looking to others for inspiration....I decided that I wanted to be the inspiration! Not that I haven't inspired a person or two, but what I'm looking for is this.

There are so many people out there who have giant obstacles in their life, and when they put their mind to it, they overcame those obstacles and achieved amazing feats, that most would say was impossible!

So I'm thinking....yes I have obstacles.....and I have things I want and need to do. But today, even with the success I've had so far, I'm still hiding behind this wall of fat and I have been too afraid to really put myself out there to reach my goals.... to afraid to break the wall down....

I guess I've been searching for the next new phrase or comment, or suggestion that will help me to be willing to go to that next level. I think I'm still looking for the easy answer, or a sign, or something that will help me. But for me, the reality is....there's nothing stopping me from busting down all of those bricks in that very thick wall. I'm free to bust them down....I'm free to takes steps toward my goals....There is nothing holding me back...except me! The other thing's not going to be easy, yes I will have obstacles and closed doors....but that does not need to stop me. There is nothing stopping me from the impossible!!!

What I'm supposed to do is to keep pushing through, every day!! Doing all I can each day, not taking my eyes off of my goals. I'm to push forward...all the way...without stopping! My attitude needs to be that, nothin's stopping me! I'm going for it ~ TODAY!!!

I am ready to push down the entire wall...I am ready to do the work...I am ready to make things happen...I am ready to be the inspiration!!!!

The things you do today are an investment for tomorrow.

The greater the price you are paying, the greater the potential dividends you may receive.

If you want to know what your future will look like, find its pattern in the present.

Becoming a Person of Influence

 Are you ready to be the inspiration? Lets do it!!

Keep focused!


  1. Have you ever heard of the book "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst? It's a really good book, and is doing a Bible study to go along with the book.

  2. Great attitude!!! I know you can do this!

  3. Right on! The only true inspiration must come from within.

  4. Amazing post, I love your attitude and drive!! :D

  5. It's within you.

    You have the strength.

    You are ready.

    You're right .. it won't be easy.

    Take your time.

    Each day you find a gem for yourself it will be most meaningful and minister deeply to your heart.

    Other people get us started and sometimes keep us going but it's what we draw out from within that has lasting value.


  6. I just chose to not order dessert. I think it was because I thought of this blog and those who are trying so hard to lose weight and I decided to join in the battle!

  7. You're right. You'll keep going. I want you to know that you're inspiring me too. Thank you!

  8. Hi there! I am your newest follower. I live in Warwick England and really look forward to reading your blog!

  9. It is like climbing a mountain. One just has to keep on going step by step. Sometimes the trail goes down, sometimes it gets steep, but to get to the top one has to keep on going. And you are doing it.
    One of my favorite bloggers wrote that he wants to be inspired by the person he wants to become. I love that.

  10. Love the visual image of you kicking down that wall, that could be something to keep in mind during your workouts when you feel like quitting. Just picture your fabulous self kicking those bricks down, one-by-one. You've got this!