Monday, October 06, 2008
Today marks one year since I first logged onto SparkPeople and decided to change my life. I can't believe, looking back, how much it has changed. In the past year, I've lost 80 pounds, walked and run almost 1000 miles, including 13.1 in a half marathon a few weeks ago. And it all started with the first step, the first meal I logged, the first day. So if you're on SP browsing today and thinking about doing this -- do it. Take the first step. You will never regret it.
Today I am thinking about what my goals are for the next year. I have not been using the SP site very much lately, and I'd like to get back to it for a while to be sure that I'm keeping my nutrition where it needs to be. I also need a new goal now that I've achieved all the ones I set for myself last year. I'd like to plan another race or something else to keep me motivated and striving. Now that I'm in school full time, it's difficult to find the time to continue running as much -- but I have to make the time and keep my health the priority. I have a new rule for myself in the busy-ness of nursing school: no matter how busy I am or how much studying I have to do, good nutrition, adequate sleep, and exercise are NOT negotiable.