Friday, March 25, 2011
I am getting excited as in about 2 weeks time on the 9th of April I will be celebrating my 9th month of being a spark member. PTL...
I joined almost 9 months ago at the invite of my good friend, Jean, I joined, not for weight loss but for getting stronger and fitter with making use of the great exercise & nutritional networks offered here. Not only that, I have found the network to be one of the friendliest and supportive groups I've ever come across. All my spark buddies have been so supportive and always have a kind word for me.
The message boards, articles, nutritional pages, recipes, health articles are all great tools which have helped me to gain a stronger fitter and healthier me.
I've always ate healthy but since coming to SP I found out I wasn't eating enough calories to keep my metabolism running properly. Since finding out what foods help promote the diet my doctor wanted me to eat, I now eat a properly balanced diet filled with the right amounts of protein, carbs and fat on a regular basis. My daily intake of good nutritious foods keeps me balanced for the day.
The fluid balance is much better with the edema noticeably being reduced throughout my body. What key source I found was that a body needs the right amount of nutrients for optimal health.
Yes, I have gained a wealth of good helpful knowledge for maintaining a healthier body.
Last but not least, I always exercised but since coming to SP I've been introduced to a better plan, I have picked up new exercises, learned that not only having a good cardio workout is important but equally incorporating strength and stretching is just as important.
So all around I am a better balanced fitter, toned, stronger and healthier gal today than I was before coming to SP. So from the bottom of my heart I salute and take my hat off to Spark People. Thank you for your help and for standing with me these 9 months I've been a member!
I'm leaving a acrostic with you, one I created after only being a member for 1 week. I can honestly say after 9 months as a member I've found SP to be the same supportive group it was after 1 week which has provided me with the tools needed to maintain a healthier, fitter more toned me. Hope you enjoy!
I'm thankful for SparkPeople and for all my SparkBuddies I've met. I have learned a lot about this special group of people. This is what has brought me to sharing an acrostic about my Spark Buddies...
Special: I have discovered that my Spark Buddies are a special people who are there for you. They care and are always ready to support.
Persistent: The SparkPeople here are a resilient people who are persistent, they keep on keeping on, and they are persistent and work at reaching their goals. SparkPeople share some Spark around to the places they go.
Accepting: My SparkBuddies are so accepting, they accept me and others for who they are and not for whom they would like the person to become.
Ready: SparkBuddies are always ready with an encouraging word & always ready to share a smile, to share some Spark around...
Kind: In one week I've been a member I have experienced the kindness of my SparkBuddies; they always have a kind word, a word that will build up rather than tear down.
Yes this past week I've discovered my SparkBuddies to be "Special, Persistent, Accepting, Ready and Kind".
In closing I hope this simple acrostic on what a Spark Friend means to me has encouraged and blessed you. Have a great week. Keep on Keeping On. Share some Spark around, be a blessing to someone this week...
Love and Hugs,
You’re Spark Buddy,