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How do I find the will now?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Well it has been quite the week and it is not over yet! I have done NO exercising at all this week and it is killing me! Received birthday wishes from this great spark site last week friday. It was in deed my birthday and it also was the day that I had to go in for a hernia repair. Ugh!
So I am doing my best to follow doctors orders, first few days were easy because the pain was a little intense. Now, not so much pain, it is there but, bearable. I have had two kids for goodness sakes!
So as the days have been going by and I have just been looking at my weights and other fitness items, I can't help but wonder. Where will I get new motivation? I am a little worried that when my healing time is up I will not want to jump in the saddle again. I love fitness, it is not only my passion but, also my job. What is a girl to do?
I just keep reading all the great posts from so many of you, I seem to be living through so many of you right now! So do an extra pushup and chin up for me and send some of those endorphins my way :0)
Ahh, thanks for being there SP, at least I know that I can count on so many of you. That is what is so great about this site, a lot of us have been through similar situations so we can give proper advice to one another.
Trying to keep my sanity!
Your always Sparkpeople
Sam

  
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JAZZMINE 4/21/2011 7:43PM

    Take care of yourself and recover, then you will feel like getting started again!

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KAYE454 4/21/2011 7:40PM

  Hope you get to feelng betther very soon

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What a journey

Saturday, January 29, 2011

So I have been doing the "spark" thing for a few years now. I have fallen off the wagon and then found my way to get back on. I have come a long way from where I started and now I am feeling a little lost. To back track a little let me just tell ya a bit about myself.
After I had my first child I reached a whopping 330lbs! Everyday I was finding it harder just to 'live', taking care of my new born or even walking up the few stairs in our house was a huge challenge! I then found some "spark" of motivation and decided to change my life. With watching what I was eating and adding in exercise, the weight started to drop off. I then got pregnant again! So after having my second baby, I found it harder to get back on track, and that is when I neighbor told me about this great little site called sparkpeople.com. Started to join groups, take on challenges, and watch my calories. Things started to look up again for me!
After all of coaxing and encouragement from friends, I decided to plunge myself into school to become a personal trainer.
So now years later here I sit, I am a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and a health/fitness technician. My specialties are kickboxing, core-strength, and functional fitness.
So one would think that everything is fine and dandy right? Wrong! One huge part of my life is that I am a military spouse, so we move. I found my groove at the gym, teaching and training, and then before I knew it the rug was pulled out from underneath me!
Now I sit in my new house, with no gym and no fab clients to inspire to better myself while I help them to reach their fitness goals. So my question is this, what is a girl to do?

I know, so much to take in for a first time blogger! I have just been reading so many great blogs and commenting a few, and I guess I thought to myself, that maybe if I get my story out there some of you great spark people will have some ideas and inspiration for me!
So thanks to you all for all that you do! We work hard to keep ourselves healthy and fit, after all, our bodies are our temples and it's the only one we get.

  
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MSTINARENEE 1/29/2011 8:53PM

    Wow, what a great story. Way to go!

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