Feeding Your Mind With Motivation

September 5, 2013 in Uncategorized


In the beginning

I had no faith in myself

Almost no belief that I could ever change

I was beaten down

Stripped of my self esteem

I had failed too many times

I lived in pain 24 hours a day

And in the end

It was my PAIN

That was my motivation

Because I was tired of hurting

Tired of aching

I wanted to walk without fear

The fear of my knees buckling

The fear of my ankle giving out

The fear of falling yet again

With no one being able to get me off that floor

Because of my weight

So when I started this journey

I had to feed my mind every single day

With the motivation that came from OTHERS

The inspiration that came from outside of myself

Because inside me

Was nothing but fear and trepidation

Years of failure and dismal depression that threatened to drown me

I would watch motivational videos every single day

To feed my ย mind with hope

I made it part of my daily plan

My daily schedule

When I created my plan to beat this food addicton

I had to do more than just come up with a diet and exercise routine

Because that was just NOT going to be enough

My mind was littered with defeat

I had to fill it with HOPE

And I did that by looking outside of myself

To others who had been there

Who had done it

Who could encourage me to try

And keep trying every day

So I’m going back to that

And it’s helping me to get inspired again

To get remotivated

Here’s a video I watched awhile back

You’ve probably seen it

But it never fails to inspire me

So I hope it inspires you



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Kim September 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Thanks for sharing. Truly and inspiration.


Nancy September 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

An amazing video: thanks for sharing it.
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Jenn September 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Hi Holly,

Thank you for this post today and for sharing this video. I had not seen it before.
I cried through the entire thing – It is exactly what I needed to hear and see today. I have been having some days lately where the motivation is incredibly hard to muster up.
I cannot express how humbling this video is and wish I could give Arthur a giant hug. Incredible! All it takes is for someone to believe in you when you can’t believe in yourself.

I also wanted to let you know that this is why I read your blog daily – to fill myself with inspiration and hope. You have given me both of those things and I cannot truly thank you enough for putting yourself out there for us all to read. You are a miracle in my life and we have never met. I know my goal is reachable and attainable and with your messages, courage and writings the day will come where I see that the goal I have has come true.

Blessings to you on this wonderful day Holly.



Losing The Rolls September 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Hi Holly, this is a great post. Like Jenn, I come to your blog for inspiration and it truly motivates me to see how much you have accomplished and overcome. Best wishes.
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Paula September 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Oh, Holly, I have never seen it, but I just watched it 4 times in a row… tears streaming down my face… happy for him, but I don’t think there is anyone that can fix me…. You, however are one of the lights that guides me home. My body may be broken, but I can still work on my weight. Thank you so much.


Linda September 6, 2013 at 12:06 am

Wow! Thank you Holly for always inspiring me and so many others and thank you for the video. I also had never seen it before. Such incredible determination!! I cried as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Elaine September 6, 2013 at 2:40 am

I love that! Thank you for my daily inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚


Susan September 6, 2013 at 3:51 am

U took the words right out of my mouth that is exactly how I feel right now thanks for the encouragement I will read your post every day I have to loose this weight thank u


Shay September 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I LOVED this video! Of course there were tears. My son wanted to see what I was watching, so we found another Arthur video and watched it together, talking about never giving up on your dreams and believing in yourself, even when others think something’s impossible. What a special few minutes to share with my son and hopefully teach him a little something. Thanks, Holly!
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