I titled my post Inspiration from Inspiration because though I am supposed to write today to encourage and build the confidence of other beautiful women I know, the ladies I am going to write about are a constant inspiration to me.
Two of my coworkers whom I am also able to label as my friends are in a battle against their weight. And they are going to win.
One of them has been actively working to lose weight since 2008. And to date has lost and kept off 74lbs. That's amazing, isn't it? She has changed the way she eats, snacks, works out, everything.
Love a quote she recently told me "I am going to rename my plateaus peaks. Not a plateau in my weight loss, but a peak, as I get ready to tackle the next mountain." She even has a goal of becoming a personal trainer which I think is awesome because not only will she change her life, but she will be helping others change their lives. Paying it forward, and not to mention it's a way to keep herself in check.You can follow her progress here: AlphaFemale
She already has her first client.... though not really a client. Another coworker/friend. I am so proud of this beautiful soul for making life changes this year. I love her dearly as a friend and hated the thought of her possibly not being around as long as she could be, living her life to her full potential, due to weight. As of the first of this year, she has been walking regularly. Started slow, building up to a mile, and is already able to do 3 miles. WOW! She has also changed her eating habits for the better. And is realizing that just with the simple diet change, it is still possible to lose weight. She didn't get to walk last week due to an injury and still texted me the awesome news that she had lost 3lbs that week. Praise God! :) I know that had to build her confidence and inspire her to keep it up! Since she started working out I've already noticed the difference in her. It was immediate. She doesn't wheeze as much, she's got an extra kick in her step, and is glowing.
I love watching these ladies grow and evolve. They say that I inspire them but what they don't know is that in my eyes and heart, it's they that inspire me. And I thank them for that.
So, C & C, I know you both read this, THANK YOU for being an inspiration to me. I love you both. Keep doing what you are doing. I see the changes. You are both so beautiful to me, on the inside, and out. <3
Day 2. What makes you uniquely you?
Day 3. Who is someone you know who inspires beauty?
Day 4. Style 31. Post a pic of you in your favorite outfit.
Day 5. Write a blog thanking someone who has made your heart come alive.
Day 6. Jaded beauty. Has the world's definition of beauty ever jaded you?
Day 7. Write a blog to encourage another beautiful woman.
Day 8. Have a beauty secret (e.g. hair tip, make up tip)? Share, please!
Day 9. What virtues do you value in yourself?
Day 10. What is Jesus teaching you as a wife, mom, or friend? (Or just woman in general?)
Day 11. Post a recipe. Or if you don't cook, try a new recipe and write about how it turned out (pictures please!).
Day 12. Write about what wears you out as a woman.
Day 13. Write about something you would like to change about yourself for the better.
Day 14. Style 31. Post an outfit pic!
Day 15. Write to encourage a friend. Inspire her beauty.
Day 16. Write a letter to your daughter, or a young girl in your life. Tell her what beauty means.
Day 18. Describe your personality.
Day 19. Write about your favorite comfort food (we are women- we ALL have comfort food!)
Day 20. Write about your job and why you love it or hate it.
Day 22. What are some needs that need to be met in your community? Blog about how to extend your hand to those who need you.
Day 23. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?
Day 28. Write about your insecurities as a woman.
Day 29. Write about "a day in the life of me." (Pics are great!)
Day 30. Who is your role model as a woman?
Day 31. Write about your dreams and goals as a beautiful woman!