You never know....
When I started and had made the decision to take back my health, I never knew the impact it would have on my family.
Now as most of my friends now, one of my biggest inspirations is my son, he's the one that gave me hope this was possible. My son was always the big kid, as a freshman he was 6'2 and about 250 lbs. By his senior year he was 6'4 and about 290-300, always very active football was of course his favorite sport. The summer before his senior year he decided he wanted to join the Army, they said you have to lose 100 lbs before we can even consider you. His recruiters were great, helped him with his diet, and developed a workout plan that consisted of running at 4:30 with them eveyr day before school, after school was spent in the gym lifting. Well my son accomplished his goal, and this is what gave me hope that I could lose weight, I could become healthier and that I wanted to be around to see what other incredible things he does.
Now since I've been losing weight, it's had the same impact on my mother and my daughter.
My mother who is my best friend and one of the strongest people I know, was diagnosed with cancer last year, it was a horrible time, but at the moment she is in remission. Once she started feeling better, she started asking me about lifting weights, my mother this amazing woman, went out and bought herself a small bench and weight set, and started following Stronglifts. She proudly told me this morning that she deadlifted 85 lbs this week. She's absolutely amazing!
Now my daughter who like my son was always one of the bigger kids, she's 6'2, well after she had my granddaughter she was not happy with her size, and told me if I could lose weight and do this, so could she. And off she went. She's now dropped from a size 18 to a 12.
So I guess my writing this is as a pay it forward, you never know who you will give hope to and show them that yes it is possible. Keep just being amazing.