Monday, November 17, 2014

I Am Enough!

Warning: This post sounds a bit ramblish. Tired, but I had to get this out there.

Confession: I am struggling.

Struggling with mostly the fact that I don't feel like I'm enough.

Often, I don't feel like I deserve to share much of anything. 

I mean, I'm not a multi-time marathon runner or someone who shed half of their body weight. Hell, I don't even live on my own.

I could have an awesome day at work or kill it in spin class, but all that can go down the drain in a matter of minutes after seeing people complete their Xth half or second race in two days.

I'm just proud of saying I completed nine 5K's and maintaining a 100 pound weight loss for a year. 

Yet, I feel like that isn't enough.

Granted, I know that those two tasks are tough, but I still struggle with seeing so many other people do so much better than me.

Then I realized that what is good for one person isn't necessarily good for another.

I never started running to try and complete multiple marathons. I just did it to do something different. Eventually, I liked the pavement. I probably will never be the fastest runner out there, but isn't getting out there what it's all about anyway?

So what if I never do a marathon? So what if I didn't lose half of my body weight? I did what I didn't think was possible, and feel awesome about that!!

I started this journey to healthy living for me five years ago, and just have to remember that's why I do this. Not for the glory of marathon medals or the features in magazines. I did it to make myself a better person and I am a much better version of me than I was five years ago.

In the end, that's really enough. As long as I love myself and what I've done, that's really all I need. 

I. Am. Enough!

1 comment:

  1. A wise person once told me, comparison is the thief of joy. You ARE enough and those tasks you have accomplished, as amazing. Be proud! :)