Friday, June 25, 2010
Having friends is great.
I have a handful true friends that really appreciate me and take me as I am.
But I have LOTS of Spark Friends, and I am so grateful! I'm making new Spark Friends every day. Spark Friends, are my virtual friends yes, but you are there helping me and motivating me to 'just do it' and I am so thankful!
Besides my husband and children, none of my friends (or family members for that matter) are on the 'exercise or fitness tip' and let's not speak the word nutrition! It is truly sad. No one wants to go for a leisure stroll in the park (or just down the street for that matter). Some have bikes, but don't ride them. Why did they get them? I wonder....
Basically they have an excuse for anything I suggest fitness wise. When they complain about their weight gain or new found disease (that they have to take maintenance drugs for), I just shake my head. Thinking to myself, if you would have just worked out with me and became my exercise buddy you probably wouldn't have this disease. This probably isn't true but who knows... just my thoughts.
If I didn't see Spark People advertised in a magazine a year and a half ago, I don't know what I would look like now- probably much heavier. At 197/196 (it fluctuates) with a 5'1" frame I'm too heavy. I knew that regardless of my BMI. Although I haven't exercised for sometime, I am not oblivious of my eating habits. Spark People is an awesome tool. And it's free! Thank you Spark People!
Spark People and my Spark Friends, ( and not just the ones listed on my friends page), I visit many spark pages and leave comments, and vice versa. Thank you all for being inspiring and thoughtful enough to help keep me motivated about fitness and nutrition. I've learned more in this year and 6 months than I've learned in my 44 years.
What inspired me to write this blog, is that if I relied on the help of my local friends I would be going no where fast. Sometimes you just gotta reach out to the virtual world.