I have not lost the weight I promised myself I would lose when I joined Spark n 2013! However, I believe I have been awarded more than losing a couple of pounds!
1-I learned to love who I am! I am a caring, loving person full of energy, laughter and with a much more positive attitude now!
2- I am learning to encourage myself the way I do others. I am kinder to me mentally! I am happier and it is rubbing off on others.
3- I may still have a pity party for myself now and again, but only in drastic situations like just having my knee replaced and pain meds making me anxious not restlessl! I learned from the experience and know what not to do next time!
4 - I love exercising again and miss it when I had to stay in bed. I have always loved sports, but truly enjoy the fun, the flowers and my exercise partners now! Living in the moment!
5 - I found I am carb sensitive and sugar in my family leads to diabetes. New sugar love is raspberries in plain Greek yogurt or a fresh juicy peach! Don"t get me wrong, I have a chocolate sweet tooth that I train it with a dark chocolate treat now! I love to make simple steamed meals.
6 - I have learned to inspire others, but have been so inspired by others stories! Thank you Spark Guy.
7. - I know that when stress of paperwork on the job takes over, I tune into Coach Nicole videos and Leslie Sansone and exercise the stress away. A good hot bath with bubbles and soft music helps too!
8 - I am grateful each day to have been blessed with opportunities to help others and to learn to take care of me! I am a giver, but learning to make me time too!
9 - I take pride in myself and my family! I love gardening and love to smell the roses.
10 - I learned the importance of staying hydrated! Drink way more than 8glasses a day and water in a thermos is always with me!
I am still learning on this journey of life, but now I appreciate the mountains more and learn from the valleys!
Thank to all my inspiring Spark friends! You have been there for me, and I only hope that I have brighten your days as much as you have lit up mine! I love the goodies, message boards, spark rallies, and articles, but most I love the people who share their success and struggles. Keep posting! Thank you or making streaking more important than the scale!