what happens next motivation inspiration


Zoey posted this on her blog yesterday. It blew me away. Not just because of the physical transformation, or because of the perceived bravery in sharing such personal photos on the interwebs, but because I’ve been a part of her journey. Because I’ve seen her confidence grow alongside her ability, and I’ve watched her become this person. She was always amazing, but now she seems to know that as well.

I have my own journey as well, of course. I don’t look like I did 18 months ago. I certainly do not feel like I did 18 months ago. To be perfectly honest, I have never liked myself so much in my entire LIFE as I do right now.

But it all started with a decision. With just one day.

On that day I wasn’t thinking about where I would be now. I was just thinking that I couldn’t go on feeling sluggish, hating what I saw in the mirror and feeling so completely wiped out at the end of the day. I was thinking that if I kept doing the same things I had done all my life so far, I would never keep up with my kids and one day I would die never having known what it felt like to be truly healthy.

That was what it took. One day.

That day I asked other people if they wanted to try something new as well. A year and a half later, we have a community of people who are doing things every day that they never imagined they could, much less that they would love.

Every day is my day now. Even when I am tired or grumpy or feel overwhelmed, it is still my day because now I know what I can do. I know that I am closer to the very best version of myself, and that is pretty fantastic.

One day.

If you want every day to be your day too, maybe this is your one day to make the decision. We can help you, if you like. But stop waiting for the perfect day to decide, because it will never come. You need to decide that this is the day. It is your turn to create your future.


Zoey Dowling

Written by: operationmove

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  1. You know, I hadn't noticed it until you just mentioned, but I am not feeling as exhausted as I used before I started walking. My walking doesn't seem like much compared to some of you running chicks, but it's definitely making a difference.

  2. I'm exhamaushted Kate. Totally spent with sleep deprivation and other stress. I looked in the mirror yesterday and all I saw was the bits I don't like....I'm not usually that kind of person so it was a big call. And so, I decided I need to make some small changes - like the posts I read from you and Zoey during the week. Walking the 20 minutes I need to school pick up and taking Mr 2 for a walk in the morning. Skipping dessert. I want to have more energy one day. Maybe these changes will help. x