One year ago today I was embarking on an adventure. I was ready for life change, and I signed up for a two-week weight loss boot camp to see if I might finally experience some results. I ventured into those two weeks believing my body was stubborn. One year later, I am amazed at the transformation of my heart, body and soul. I had wanted to lose 100 pounds in a year. I have lost 50. I could be disappointed but I am choosing to be thrilled. My journey continues and my body will continue to change. I am learning new habits, practicing new ways and celebrating new milestones!
I have learned that I can do much more than I believe I am capable of….
I have witnessed this quote come to life with my fellow journey mates: ”Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~ C.S. Lewis
And so, one year later, I am touched by the words of my friends who I have only known one year and yet feel as if we have shared a life time together. I share a few of them with you so you can also marvel at the friendships birthed on this journey. Never hesitate to invite others into your struggles. I believe you will be blessed!
From Heather: Happy Anniversary! I can’t believe it is a year since the doors opened, and we all walked in, a year since we poured out our stories and cried for perfect strangers, a year since we all learned that we are not alone in the battle to be healthy, and there are so many like us that are having the same struggles, a year since cameras followed us through circuits, climbs and the pool. A year since the worst heartburn and nausea in my life. A year since a power outage at 4am on the north shore makes everyone but Cara go back to bed. A year since a bond was put in place between all of us, and no matter where we are, we know that we have people who care about us to back us up!! Thank you to you all for your love, support, and words of encouragement, you’ve helped me in more ways than I can say. Oh, and thank you, Mark Zuckerberg for creating Facebook and making it so easy to stay in touch with my Fitness North Family. Love you guys!
From Robin: Good morning. One year ago today is when we headed up north for the life changing journey we are still on. We have come a long way. I am reminded daily that we are works in progress. Thank you for all of your words of support and friendship through the course of this year. I am blessed to have each of you in my life. I am still amazed at what we endured during those cool crisp mornings on the North shore. Have a life changing day
And my words to my great group of friends: I feel like today should be our own holiday. It was a journey we started together and will journey till our last breath. I am more aware of my potential and my pit falls. I have different goals but the same longings. I am blessed and I am grateful. You all remain dear to my heart! May we be filled with kindness, grace, drive, and never-ending endurance in the path we journey for ourselves and with others! A big hug and bubble yum bubble to you all! ♥