As the co-founder of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, my goal when this site started back in 2008 was to inspire and motivate women to take control of their weight so they could live healthier lives. I had previously lost a significant amount of weight, and remembered how long and lonely the journey was without support. In my mind, weight loss would be more bearable if it were a team effort.
In 2008, I had a infant daughter + a four year-old, and was once again facing the arduous journey of weight loss. This time though, it would be different because I had INSPIRATION, I had the women of the Sisterhood from all over the world cheering me on, lifting me up, and celebrating my victories with me, and these same women were also looking to me to be their INSPIRATION.
I was empowering women who were in turn empowering me. Full circle.
I’m happy to say that I lost the weight I was trying to lose so many years ago, and since then tens of thousands of women from all walks of life and every corner of the globe have come together to lose weight with the Sisterhood. And it’s not just about weight anymore…we’ve grown and changed and inspired women to take up running, to lift weights, to be strong, to eat healthy, and to be the absolute best they can be.
So in case you’re wondering who inspires me?
You are my inspiration.
Every. Single. Day. YOU inspire me to go out for that run, to say no that second plate of nachos, and to drink that last 8 ounces of water even when my eyeballs are floating. You inspire me to keep motivating other women…to keep motivating YOU.
Full circle. A Sisterhood. A team, not unlike the strong group of women who make up Team SCA racing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race. The race lasts for nine months, covering 39,379 nautical miles (almost two laps around the equator). Talk about an arduous journey.
Each women from Team SCA has someone who inspires them, as I’m sure you do as well. Please take a moment to check out the Amazing Women Everywhere Team SCA photo mosaic and upload a photo and tell the story of a woman who inspires you.
If I had a photo of each of the women who’ve touched my life through this site, I would upload every single one to the photo mosaic, but since I don’t, I uploaded a photo of some of the original women of the Sisterhood. The ones who first inspired me to inspire you.
Keep up with the women of Team SCA, who are just about to complete their 9-month journey, by checking out their blog.
For each photo and story uploaded to the mosaic, SCA will donate 1 EURO to the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF.
SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and we are committed to creating value for people and nature. To champion these ideals, SCA launches Amazing Women Everywhere, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others.
The women of SCA’s all-female racing team, Team SCA, exemplify this spirit. They have come from all walks of life and backgrounds to take on one of the world’s most challenging endeavors, the Volvo Ocean Race. For nine months, their journey of hard work and determination will inspire millions around the world. Follow along with Team SCA on Facebook!
We aim to gather thousands of stories from all over the world and inspire thousands more by illustrating that amazing women truly are everywhere. Visit http://www.teamsca.com/awemosaic to submit a photo of an amazing woman in your life.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SCA. The opinions and text are all mine.