Spark Spotlight: Robin (RASAYLOR)

By , SparkPeople Blogger
At SparkPeople, we love helping people accomplish big goals—but we believe it's equally important to celebrate the small successes along the way. Each week in the Spark Spotlight, we'll check in with a featured member about his or her proudest moments, biggest challenges and advice for others on living, thinking and feeling healthier. We hope these quick snapshots will help motivate you to keep moving steadily toward your own goals, week by week.
This Week's Spotlight: Robin (RASAYLOR)
Age: 28
Location: Morgan City, Louisiana
Small Success of the Week
Robin has gone from barely walking six months ago to walking a lot more now, while also cutting down her time for a 5K by about two and a half minutes. She's also celebrating a loss of 14 pounds since January, which will help her reach her ultimate goal! 

What's your overall goal? 
My overall goal isn't actually weight loss, however, it includes needing to lose weight. I actually started my weigh-loss journey due to fertility issues, which is a very sensitive subject but I guess someone has to open up about it.

How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 
The motivation and success stories from other users! Facebook tears you down so much because it makes you want to compare yourself to others, but here, everyone is happy! They all want you to succeed and that has really helped me to keep going. It also helps me keep accountable. Those daily reminders of "Hey! [It's] time to track your breakfast" or "It's awful late to track your lunch" [ensures that] I track those calories and stay on track [with] water and exercise. 

What's your biggest challenge right now? 

I'd have to say my biggest challenge at the moment is seeing the bigger picture. I want to be the hare, but the tortoise always wins the race. When things don't happen immediately, I get frustrated easily, so this journey has not been an easy one. Six months in and it's still hard to stay motivated, even seeing the results. 

What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople today?
I would say turn to your peers; your peers have advice for you. If you look at the Community Goal Feed, everyone posts positive messages on a daily basis. If you're having a down day, tell someone! They can help you to put things into perspective. 

Want to be the next small success we spotlight? Share your successes on the goal feed or in the comments below, and you might be the next person we contact! 

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MJ7DM33 2/17/2020
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SALLIE5HAW 1/3/2020
wow! impressive! xxx Report
LIL-VIXEN 12/27/2019
Congrats, what a milestone. Report
KHALIA2 12/25/2019
Congrats! Well Done! Report
KAWLIGANZ 10/17/2019
Nicely done.... it's the daily activities and decisions that get you the results... keep up the good work. Report
BEATRIZ269 9/30/2019
Awesome story. Way to go! Report
MJ7DM33 9/26/2019
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MJ7DM33 9/26/2019
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NETTY129 9/26/2019
Congratulations!! Report
You are inspiring and motivating. Way to go! All the best in reaching your goals. Report
KHALIA2 9/21/2019
Great Job! Report
NBETTYB 9/3/2019
Well done, that is such an inspiration Report
KHALIA2 8/21/2019
Congrats! Well done! Report
IRISHEI 7/11/2019
Congrats Robin. Great accomplishment. Do you use a treadmill for your walking or bike, or just walk? Any advice is always helpful. Keep up you momentum. Thanks for sharing. Report
ZELDA13 5/25/2019
Very motivating. Report
2DAWN4 5/3/2019
Great article! Report
FITWITHIN 4/22/2019
Keep up the great work! Report
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BIKE4HEALTH 4/9/2019
Fantastic accomplishment. thanks for sharing with us Report
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BIKE4HEALTH 3/31/2019
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CECELW 3/31/2019
just goes to show you, if you can believe it, you can achieve it Report
PINKGLOW9 3/31/2019
Thanks for sharing your journey! Report
GABY1948 3/30/2019
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2DAWN4 3/29/2019
Thanks for sharing your journey! Report
Very happy for you!!! Report
Congratulations! Way to go! Report
WTG!! Wishing you many happy days ahead! Report
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That is awesome! That is very inspiring! Report
That is fantastic! Way to go Robin!!! Report
WTG Robin! That is awesome!!! Report
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FB is great 4 those who love hurt others its seems on random posts. I'm always so careful to only allow close friends and some family on mine. Ugh the foolishness!! That's something I also love about Sparks. I've belonged for 8 years and have seen less than 7 negative comments and I'm on quite a bit!! I'm so glad you've picked up on that and also enjoy it.

Congrats on the walking and the record!! WTG!! And go, and go, faster and faster. Because you're healthier!! Report
Good for You!!!!! Report