Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's what you can't see that's important

Imagine a tiny flower seed. It's so tiny and insignificant. It isn't much to look at; in fact, it's rather plain and indistinguishable. You plant it in the earth with good intentions, you water it, give it sunlight, keep it from the chill, and then you wait.

Sometimes waiting seems to take forever, but eventually, the seed sprouts out of the ground, then blossoms and flowers. It's a thing of beauty.

But it's what you can't see that's important: The growth deep beneath the soil, the myriad of roots that branch out, seeking out all that's important to its growth and life.

A very good friend of mine helped to plant a seed of belief inside of me a long, long time ago. It took several years of trying and failing for it to finally root and grow, as it had to crowd out the seed of self-doubt that I had carefully cultivated and nurtured for many years.

It hasn't been easy, and sometimes self-doubt would try to crowd out that tiny seed of belief.

Of course, the seed of belief has won because when I look in the mirror these days, I see love, hope, and strength. I see a flash of the future strength and victory in my stance.

With previous weight lost, I know that this time is different. I know this with every fiber of my being.

But more important and meaningful than any physical change in the world, I've changed on the inside. I've finally found my voice. I know my self-worth and I've gained self-confidence.

I'm very excited and thankful for this amazing opportunity of participating in the Fitness Together Transformation Challenge, and look forward to blogging my successes with you here. Be sure to stop by again soon for my first vlog!


  1. This looks like it will be exciting to follow!

    And HOW did you get a pic with BOB!?!?!?!

  2. OMG! You remembered me!

    Right after my last post, I found out that my husband and I are expecting our very first baby. So I didn't know what to do and if I could still post on my blog without blabbing to the whole world about my news, LOL.

    Now that I've made it to the 3 month milestone, I have to start thinking about what I want to blog about.

    Thanks so much for checking in and not giving up on me! :) I will have to start my weight loss efforts after the baby is born (due Oct 1).

    Maybe I'll start blogging about healthy pregnancy so that I don't gain a bunch of weight... hmmmm... that might work.

    Anyway, now that I know you're still out here, I'm going to catch up on all that you've been doing lately.




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