When I talked to Angie on the phone this morning as usual about our song of the day and she said True Colors by Cindi Lauper, I didn’t immediately fall in love with the idea. When I can personally relate to something that everyone considers “old” I don’t usually jump all over it. So I got online and found the song, when I listened to it I knew right away that it had to be the song of the day. So thanks Angie for putting me back in the 80’s.
However the reason I chose it as today’s post as well, is because I was on twitter with Josh a.k.a. BladeLOL, if you are not following him you need to be, he rocks! He has been inspiring to me from day 1 on here and I want to tell you a little about him. What first intrigued me was that he has lost 250 pounds. Now when you see a workout maniac superman who eats everything right telling you they lost 250 pounds its like wow, cool but you really can’t picture it. This morning we are talking back and forth on twitter and he sends a before picture of himself. All I can say is WOW! It really hit me as I was looking at the picture what he has had to do to be at the place he is right now. Obviously he looks different, but is he the same person as he was before? Some people will lose weight and say they are the exact same, some will lose it and everyone else will say they have changed. This is where True Colors comes into play in my mind.
It made me think about what if I would have met him in a crowd in his before form? Would he be as funny, helpful and outgoing as he is today in his after form? I know more than anyone that there is a difference between me fat and me healthy. I am happier when I feel healthy and I fit into my clothes. I talk to people more, I dare to try things that I would never do when I am fat. When I am fat I hold back, use the swear word “can’t” way to much and seclude myself as much as possible.
I guess what I am getting at is that we limit ourselves and our abilities by being overweight. We don’t let our True Colors shine through. Does that change who we are? Maybe a little but change is always good when it is for the better. No matter how our outside appearance may look to others, our hearts do not change. We have strengths they just magnify themselves when we are in a positive place. So today take a step in a positive direction and let yourself shine!
A Shiney Shannon
To find out how Josh has done this check out his blog: http://onedayillbestrong.wordpress.com/