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2 Year Anniversary

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Well it's my "sparkiversary" or however they spell it. I joined Sparkpeople two years ago today. So I decided to take the time to sit back and reflect upon what I've learned in the last two years.

1. Only I can decide if I am meeting my goals or not. I can not rely on what other people think. Some people think I should lose more weight, some people think I should have stopped a long time ago. But the only thing that matters is what I think.

2. Having one bad day doesn't mean I should beat myself up. It's when I have beat myself up in the past that one bad day turned into one bad week or even one bad month. Basically, I've learned to stop taking myself so seriously. I had one bad day. Who cares? Leave it at that and move on. Because tomorrow is a brand new opportunity to be as healthy as I can be.

3. Physical exercise doesn't have to be a chore. Find something that you love to do! I sometimes forget this one even now. I think that I should do other things so that I don't get burned out on one thing. Which is important, yes, but I have decided not to change too much unless I actually am tired of the exercises I've been doing. I know what I think is fun, so I'm going to stick to it. I'm not going to force myself to do things I hate unless I actually want to switch up my routine!

4. And the final thing I thought about was, I am important. I know that it feels good to help out all of the other people in my life. But not to the point where I neglect myself. I am important! I have to do some things for myself. I am an important member of society and I can't help out all of the people I want to, if I am not also taking care of myself.

So here's to me! Two years ago I was a very different person and two years from now I'll probably be just as different. I hope to be a stronger, smarter, more courageous version of the person I am today.
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