I couldn't do it justice with normal sentences.
Thank you to all of my new friends, this is for you.
@ Fitbloggin' we reassessed why we
and while perhaps we didn't exactly find the answer
we got closer.
A lot closer.
@ Fitbloggin' we got a lot closer to each other
and a little closer to our goals
of losing weight
of being whole
of being more at ONE.
Being at one with our
we stood up
to our demons
and said, "you do not own me,
but you are part of me.
I acknowledge you
but you are not
welcome to stay.
@ Fitbloggin' we could be funny, just be funny
we didn't have to hide behind our humor.
Everyone was laughing with us - not at us.
And the funniest ones of all made us cry the hardest too.
And it was powerful.
@ Fitbloggin' we splurged with intention.
Eating a burger in the company of friends
as a conscious choice.
This was different than a binge,
the hidden drive thru shovel.
No one ate burgers with tears in their eyes.
@ Fitbloggin' we stood up at microphones and
About our moms
our worst days
our best pitches
our most celebrated moments
we hugged complete strangers and
we began to heal.
@ Fitbloggin' we turned the whole thing
we weren't competitors
we were comrades.
In a fight against the void
against the world
against the naysayers.
That doubted us
said we could never do it
or would never do it.
We forged an army of
willpower and strength
bonded forever by
But the swag was more than the water bottles
There was a palpable change to the rhythm of our steps.
There was swagger in our gait.
And the glittering inner harbor reflected back something
that looked like
a victory march
as we crossed the finish line of
the 5K, hand in hand
with our new friends