Inspiration says the definition of inspiration is:



1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology.
     a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
     b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired
I think in what I am talking about, the definition we are needing to focus on is either number 4 or number 7although I do personally see a lot of number 6, especially when I exercise.
 Just about every day, I am told I am a great inspiration from others that are trying to lose weight themselves.  On Twitter, on Facebook, at my Weight Watchers Meetings, in person and on online message boards.   I am so glad I am able to help so many to focus on their journey, re-focus on their journey or even to start their journey.  And even though it has taken 10.5 months and hard work, I have a hard time telling people I have lost 105.6 lbs as its an embarrassing fact that I actually let myself gain so much weight to let me have a 105 lbs loss and I still have about 40 lbs more to go!
Don't get me wrong, I have worked hard to get where I am and continue to do so on a daily basis.  I guess I just haven't ever been the person to be in the limelight so to speak.  The last thing I ever wanted people to do was look at me and now people are looking at me as inspiration for their own weight loss journey.
I have been mulling this over since my weigh in that saw me reach my 100 lb loss and entering into Onederland.  And I do admit that I was embarrassed  but, as one of my friends so pointedly said, that was part of my past and I am doing something now to change that.  I don't want to say I am inspiring, more like I am encouraging others to find their healthy journey what ever it may be for them. I will do anything I can to support others as others have supported me along my journey.

 I started to do the Couch to 5K today.  My hips are achy but not sore and my tibialis anterior muscles in both my legs are sore.  I think I might have overdone it so I will go back to my other workouts until feel I can do the C25K again. I felt good while I was doing it until about 3/4 of the way through and then my hips started to ache.  I need to do something different to stave off boredom with my workouts.  I will do them still but am bored, bored, bored! 

Now just to figure out how to get my hubby to start moving his butt! LOL
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. "
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe