I am my own superhero!

Funny thing…when I started losing weight & fighting for my healthiness journey, I remember telling myself once I got “there” that it would be so much easier.

Funny thing…when I started losing weight & fighting for my healthiness journey, I remember feeling so frustrated that everyone else made it look so easy.

Funny thing…when I started losing weight & fighting for my healthiness journey, I remember wondering why it wasn’t working.

I experienced frequent self-doubt. Despite my own questions, I kept going. On the days I woke up with no motivation, I cried. Loud. And then, I washed my face and went to the gym. I never stopped.  And now, looking back at the past three years, I am befuddled.  Right next to the self-doubt I experienced, sat a source of belief. I believed in myself. I knew I could do it. I knew that, even on days when I didn’t feel like it, I had to keep going. Just keep living life. I knew that if I just kept trying, kept doing what I needed to do, that things would work out.

Self-doubt is a funny thing – in a sad way. My friend over at MizfitOnline wrote a post over a year ago about being our own superhero.

Stop and think about what she writes for a minute:

“Even on my worst days I believe I am my own superhero if only by virtue of the fact that I find it within myself to keep on keepin’ on.

And on my best day? I KNOW Im my own damn superhero because I know I can move mountains.

I know there’s nothing I cant do if I try (you know, due to my superhero status) and Im not afraid to try.

And you?”

I am confident enough to stand here and tell you that, your opinion of me makes no difference to me. I believed in myself. Three years later, I finally realize….

I am my own super hero!

The most amazing feeling in the world is to look back at hard work and see the results. (although it takes the mind an amazing amount of time to actually see those results, that is for another post.) Please please…read MizFit’s post on being your own superhero and then, take a deep breath and put on your cape. You are the only one who can do this.

I believe in you.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the inspiring post. I have a sudden urge to wear dangerous amounts of lycra… strange :)

  2. Great post Jen! Last week when I wanted to stop on the stair climber at 40 minutes (I had set the clock at 45) the first thing I thought of was “Jen did 99 minutes, so suck up this last 5 minutes!”

    Thanks for the push, even if you weren’t there!

  3. Love this post! I think its so easy to let your self confidence waiver, especially if you battle with your weight, and it’s so important to sit back every once in a while (or more!) and remind yourself how far you’ve come and how strong you are because of it.

  4. “Even on my worst days I believe I am my own superhero if only by virtue of the fact that I find it within myself to keep on keepin’ on.”

    I find myself extracting confidence for this precise reason right now. I loved reading this post today (even though I’ve read it on MizFit’s blog too) because these are tough days for me. I can’t control much, but I can make healthy choices. And I am…so at least that’s something..

  5. you are my SUPERDUPERWHOADUPERhero.

    but for way more reasons than one.

    love you grrrrl. (yeah I did it again.)

  6. You’re a superhero to me. I haven’t found the superhero in myself yet, but I’m looking! I look to you for inspiration each and everyday as I read your blog. Thank you!

  7. I really like this ideology. Quite profound, actually. Congrats on your success!

  8. I believe in you, too. Yep. Even after following your blog for a while, and sitting next to you at one dinner.

    We got this.

    (and I too love Carla and her CONSISTENT message)

  9. xo xo xo xo xo
    and SO FUNNY you linked this today as I was just talking to a friend about the exact post last night.
    so much so I though it accidentally came up and that you/it hadnt been linked.

    I learn more from her every day….

  10. Thank you for an inspiring post. These were the exact words I needed to hear today to motivate me enough to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

  11. Thank you for that – I really needed it today!

    xo

  12. Anonymous says:

    Great post, I hope to someday have that confidence. as of now I am afraid to look to deep.

  13. Jen, this was my favorite post ever. I stumbled on your blog about 2 years ago.
    I find that I have fought through many areas of my life with the…..
    “Even on my worst days I believe I am my own superhero if only by virtue of the fact that I find it within myself to keep on keepin’ on.”
    mentality. My weight has always sidelined me though. I am going to be my own Super Hero, and you will always be my go to model. I don’t even know you, yet I love you.
    Betty

  14. You are so right. I am guilty of this, too. I sometimes forget how far I’ve come. I think, “OH MAN, I gained weight after my wedding. How will I ever get this weight off?” And, then I remember, I’ve already done so much. I can do anything!!! I’m super Jasmine!!!!!! lol.

  15. The beauty of a superhero is that most have a flaw. Superman has Kryptonite.It is okay to have flaws.

  16. Wow, I really needed these words today! Thank you!

    It seems like for five days out of the week while getting ready I look at my husband and tell him – “I just don’t think I can do this, maybe I am just destined to be overweight.”

    He always responds saying, but you can do it because you already are and have already had wonderful progress.

    Yet somehow I convince myself that it still isn’t enough.

    Thank you for the inspiring words!

  17. This reminds me of one day when I did level two of Jillian Michael’s 30-day Shred and there were planks galore. I was dying, but when I was done I was proud of my 200-pound self for giving it my best shot.

    I went out to my family and told them I was the plank queen!! At 200 pounds…still with at least 60 pounds to lose and I was so happy and proud. I know that day I was my own superhero!

    Great post!!!! I’m glad you’re seeing yourself for the amazing girl you are. Not only have you accomplished the great feat of losing weight, but you’re keeping it off and now your making a difference in our world by encouraging others with your story.

  18. Great post (loved that Miz post too myself)! I have good days, I have meh days, and I have great days, but I just have to remember my “meh” days are very few and far between. If I feel overwhelmed or stressed or off track, I just remember that tomorrow I have another chance at everything. Every day I get a chance to be a superhero!!!

  19. Jen, I can’t even begin to express how much I needed to read this. Thank you for passing it on. 155 pounds lost and I still have issues with remembering that I am my own superhero. I keep wondering, will they ever fully go away and then I saw this and made a poster for myself that I proudly hung at my desk and on my mirror to remind me how far I’ve come and how much of a superhero I actually am.

    Thank you!

  20. Jen, I have been reading your blog for about 6 months now, and this is the first comment I have ever left. I AM my own Superhero today because I got my butt out of bed to work out this morning when I would have loved a little more sleep! Thanks for reminding me that I’m worh it, and to be proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished so far, and for what I have yet to do in my future. Even if I’m the only one who can see it, I will be proudly displaying my Superhero cape today :-)

  21. This post has inspired me so much! Thank you and to mizfitonline! I’ve just started on my journey to a healthy life (for the umpteenth time) and have struggled. I just have to believe in myself and just go. Just go for the walk, just go to the gym, just go out and be active. Thank you!

  22. Yess, I truely agree that ourself is our superhero :)

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