Yesterday, a childhood friend made a comment regarding my #selfcare journey. For my own accountability, I post pictures daily after my walks and healthier foods that I’ve found that don’t taste like ass or tree bark. Oc said to me that I need to keep going because I never know who I could be inspiring. Definitely not doing this for inspiration for anyone else. I’ve been overweight for as far back as I can remember so this is truly about me. But God showed me that nothing is ever truly mine and I will use you in whatever capacity I want soooooo…….
I am a person that wants to work out ALONE. Me, my music and my watch. I purposely get up super early, and by early I mean 730, to ensure that I’m out there alone when I walk. I turn on ‘twerk radio’ (judge your mom) and make it happen. Sporadically I see people and I’ll do the courteous wave or the always appropriate head nod but I always keep it pushing. This morning was no different for me until I saw these two ladies already walking. They weren’t going to stop my show so I put my headphones on, set my watch to record my workout, and off I went. The first pass was a mutual head nod, but by the second time I passed them, they wanted to chat. Seriously ladies….you want to talk, NOW???? They asked me how many laps I do, I answered, they said thanks and kept going. They were geared up with their waist trainers and super cute workout gear.
As I finished my second lap heading into my third (FEEL THE BURN) they stopped me again. Both introduced themselves and stated that everyday for a week they’ve seen me out there walking. Every. Day. One told me that she was proud of me for keeping up the consistency while the other praised the arm band I was wearing that held my phone (that stupid arm band is KILLING MY FAT ARMS and was a Five Below purchase). They proceeded to tell me that they started walking today because they had seen me out there. ME?!!!!! ME?????!!!!!!! We said our goodbyes and I continued to finish my workout, with a little added pep in my step if I don’t say.
My friend was right. She usually is though. I had no idea that someone, or people, were watching what I’m doing and gain inspiration from it. It’s actually a pretty humbling and motivating experience. My only goal is so that I don’t look like ‘Mrs. Puff’ from Spongebob when I stand sideways anymore. Oh, and the icing on the cake this morning, as you know I’m home on quarantine due to having a high risk child at home. I haven’t been to work in about a month. And this morning as I’m in mid stride, I look up and see my boss at the red light watching me walk! No, I did not stop nor turn my music down to see if he wanted to have a conversation. See you in October buddy, maybe!