My sports bra came undone when I was exercising today. It just pinged right open at the top. At first I didn’t know what had happened – I thought my boobs had collapsed. I suppose they had in a way. A good bra is essential these days and even more so when exercising. Without one, bouncing around becomes a dangerous sport – I am pretty sure I could take down a grown adult by flinging my boob around at the wrong angle, and I don’t even mean in the fun kind of way.
Support is so important when we try something new. Encouragement, praise and reassurance form the cornerstone of support and with them we feel stronger and safer. I have been overwhelmed by kind messages from people reading my posts each day – family, friends and even strangers. Sometimes, on the days when it is harder to motivate myself, I think of the support I have received along the way and it powers me up to keep going.
When my little brother ran the London Marathon (what a legend) we went to support him. We got completely caught up in the overwhelming excitement from the spectators. Stood on some railings at one of the mile check points we were giddy with support. Everyone around us was cheering and yelping and waving and smiling – and all this for mostly complete strangers. They were supporting everyone as they ran past – cheering them on with claps and praise. It was a wholly positive experience standing there and watching the runners pass.
Opposite us one guy had taken things to a whole other level. He’d turned up with a speaker system and microphone and was playing Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” whilst saying over the microphone – “Listen to Tina. Let her words guide you.” He was having the best time supporting the runners and providing some classic hits for the crowd to sing along to. And we did.
I have really appreciated the support I have received for the last 60 days – it has made me smile. It has kept me going. So in return here is some support for you. Maybe you’re exercising – maybe you’re not. Maybe you’re trying something new or working towards a goal. Maybe you’re just living life in whatever form and shape that looks like for you. Whatever it is you’re up to, this is yours:
YOU ARE AWESOME! Keep going. You are so much stronger than you know and you are doing great. Well done for being YOU and for being AMAZING!