The first thing happened last week at lacrosse. We ran into some friends of ours while we were heading out to leave. We stopped to talk to them and let the kids play a little. I looked at the mom and told her how fantastic she looked, and she truly is stunning. She looked at me and started to get tears in her eyes. She then told be that my story had inspired her. How she read my blog and decided to lose weight and get into shape. I believe she was down 30 lbs from the last time we had seen her. After that, we hopped in our car to go home and I cried. I said to Ivan that that was the best compliment that anyone had ever given me. To know that any struggle I might have had during my 3 year journey with weight loss, health or fitness was worth it. Every drop of blood, sweat, or tears was worth it for that one moment that I had had with her. I thank you so much if you are reading this!
The other phenomenal thing that is happening with me is my kids. Simone is coming with me to CrossFit on Tuesday mornings. She cheers me on, and everyone else, and seeing her looking at me and wanting me to succeed is an indescribable feeling. I can only hope that is how they feel when I am on the sidelines cheering them on. They make me want to be better.
That being said, Donovan was home from school on Tuesday and got to come to the gym and watch mommy too. He was SO proud of me. He drew me this picture that I will cherish forever. It simply says, my mom is in CFC (CrossFit Calgary).....and yes my face really gets that red!
Everyday I am constantly reminded of how truly blessed I am to have such amazing people and moments in my life.