Monday, April 07, 2014
Good Morning Fellow Sparkers,
I wanted to take a momment to announce that after 10 months of exercising, eating right, I am have lost 30 pounds. On June 24, 2013 I made the decision to get in shape after years of living as an overweight, unhappy person who used food as comfort. The turning point for me was the death of James Gandolfini of "The Sopranos"-fame. I knew that if I didn't make a change I was not going to live much longer.
Taking that step to go to the gym and doing intense cardio got my body screaming "No!!" but my mind and my heart said "Don't give up, keep pushing". I knew that I didn't gain the weight overnight so I wan't going to lose the weight overnight. It was going to take time and by the grace of God, I kept track and I am so proud to show my updated progress from June 24, 2014
to April 5, 2014 just 2 days ago:
7/24/2013: 166.9 LBS
8/31/2013: 157.2 LBS
11/8/2013: 150 LBS
1/4/2014: 154 LBS (GAINED 4 LBS OVER THE HOLIDAYS & WINTER)
3/1/2014: 150 LBS
4/5/2014: 144 LBS
I am 19 lbs closer to my goal. I know that I can do it. I believe in myslef and I thank God for giving me the strength not to give up. Being healthy is a lifelong process. I am greatful that in couple of months I will be celebrating my 39th birthday as a strong healthy person.
I can't ever Imagine going back to the person I was 10 months ago. I love myself and my life.
Losing weight is a process. It's step by step. Don't rush because it's a recipe for failure.
Slow and steady equals results and maintaining a healthy weight for the rest of your life .
Continue to exercise, eat to healty, watch your portions and best of all love yourself in your own skin. Have a blessed day!!