If you look to the left, you will see a list of blogs that encourage me on a daily basis to eat healthy, work out and be an all around healthier person. Each person listed is beautiful in their own way, not just physically but from the inside out. Without the aid of these blogs, family and friends and the 20's board on Weight Watchers I'm not sure I would be as successful as I have been. It's helpful to connect with people who know the struggles I face every day, know how I feel and show me that it can be done.

Something I never expected when I started this blog, was that I would be an encouragement to other people. Sporadically in the past month or so, I've had people tell me that they like my blog, or I encourage them to be healthier or the things I write are inspiring.


I'm not sure if there is any greater compliment I could receive in regards to the work I put into this blog and into the changes I'm making in myself. All of a sudden the fact that I rarely get comments on the blog don't matter because someone has taken time out of their day to let me know that I've made a difference. I never, ever expected that and every time I hear it, it makes a real difference to me; it touches me. It's been really hard for me lately, having a bum hip and not knowing how to work out, but I still got encouragement from a co-worker today to keep it up.

So, to anyone who has said anything to me about this blog or the changes I've made in my life, and to those who haven't but still get something out of my posts: THANK YOU for taking the time to read, to comment, and to encourage me. It means a lot to hear and to know and it encourages me to continue to be healthy and a more well rounded person.

(Note to self: Stop watching Biggest Loser because it makes me WAY sappy)