Do it now. The future is promised to no one.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

(I originally wrote this for my sparkpage, but once I started writing, it came out as something I really wanted to share. So here you go.)

I've been with sparkpeople for just over a year now, and it's been life changing.

I've lost weight, I've lost inches, I've lost dress sizes (three of them).

But what I've lost is nothing to what I've gained.

I've gained friends. I've gained fitness. I've gained a love for running and dancing and pole dancing. I've gained running buddies, and dancing partners and pole mates. I've gained lycra and sports bras and running shoes, with blisters to match. I've gained new favourite foods and new hobbies, new skills. I've gained new goals and surpassed old expectations. I've gained new clothes - and fitted back into old ones. I've gained the confidence to be myself and to change myself and to do what I want to do. I've gained new nicknames to go with my new lifestyle. I've gained a pedometer and a heart rate monitor and a love-hate relationship with my early morning alarm. I've gained strength and muscles. I've gained an insane pride in my arm wrestling skills. I've grown to love my thighs and my bum and my calves and my shoulders, and all those other bits I used to try and hide. I've gained a new lease of life.

Success is a journey and not a destination. I've still got places to go, people to meet, things to do and try. I'll never stop moving towards new things.

I owe all my sparkfriends endless thanks for their support and guidance. I owe myself thanks for changing my life for the better.

Carpe Diem. Seize the day. You can do whatever you want to do and be whoever you want to me. The future waits for no man. Today is your day. Shine. Do one thing you'll be proud of every day, so you can look back and honestly say that you don't regret a single day. After all, no one ever said on their death bed "I wish I'd spent more time in the office."
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    Awesome blog! It has been an awesome year seeing how much you've accomplished. Can't wait to see what the next year brings!
    2175 days ago
  • ADZY86
    Becca this is a GREAT blog. I'm so so proud of you. You inspire us all every day. Thank you so much emoticon emoticon
    2175 days ago
    Becca, this blog has me bursting with pride as if you were my own daughter ('tho, of course, I am FAR too young to be your mother, lol!). We've been on this journey from the beginning, and it's been a joy to watch you grow in confidence and ability. You have seized the day, and made the very best of it. Kudos, my precious friend!!
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    2176 days ago
    Good for you !!
    2177 days ago
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