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Making a difference

Thursday, December 03, 2009

When I started this life style change in January I really wanted to make a difference.

I wanted to look in a mirror and not cry
I wanted to stop health issues before they became a major issue
I wanted to not huff and puff every time I did anything physical
And I wanted to feel that I was worthwhile

In the months since I started with Spark people ...

I have found my self worth
I have managed to smile at the girl in the mirror
I have become healthier
I can now walk, run, do Aerobics and lift weights with out thinking I am going to pass out from lack of oxygen.

But it was this past week when my step daughter announced that she has listed her career choices at school and her first choice is to become a personal trainer.

And then when watching my son prepare and pack his school lunch, to see him cutting up carrots and celery for snacks and putting in his frozen yogurt next to his sandwich (not a packet of crisps in sight) ...

That I thought I really am making a difference ... Not just to my lifestyle but by setting a good example I feel have made a difference to my children's life style choices.

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  • NOWORNEVER_3
    What an inspirational post! I came over because you commented on my post and just started nosing around.

    Finding this post is precisely what I needed. It's good to know hard work and tenacity pays off! :)
    4010 days ago
  • TAMI1691
    Here's to looking in the mirror and liking what we see.
    Here's to knowing that we can make a difference.
    Here's to good friendships that help us to be strong.
    Here's to a happy new year, because the best is yet to come.
    Merry christmas Lisa.
    4063 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1754427
    It's so wonderful to see our actions make a difference. Sometimes when we're unsure, noticing the small (and big) things that are changing around us really puts things into perspective and that's such a great feeling!

    I'm happy to hear you're seeing the differences you're making!
    4066 days ago
  • SM-ARTGIRL
    Seeing how you are influence those closest to you is such a positive reality check, Good on you Lisa!
    4068 days ago
  • 4AMAZINGME
    I goes to show that your children are a mirror of their parents and what a beautiful reflection you have!!
    4070 days ago
  • KATHYI2011
    You are quite an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your life changes and how they are affecting those around you. Keep up the good work!
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    4070 days ago
  • 4MYBOYSANDSELF
    Fabulous! You are leading by example, and it's paying off!
    4070 days ago
  • SALDRU
    Awesome!!
    4071 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1638981
    What a lovely blog I really enjoyed reading it.

    Have a lovely Day.
    4071 days ago
  • no profile photo HOKU-ALOHI
    Dearest Lisa ~ Love your blog on how your children are following in your fitness and nutrition footsteps. How wonderful it is that your change of life has sparked not only your children's fitness, but all generations to come; and every person they come in contact with. You have truly shown me today how one person CAN change the world.
    (((Hugs))) ~ Maya
    4071 days ago
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