Friday, June 08, 2012
I started this journey to lose weight (I wanted to be skinny :-)) but as I progressed I learned that it was more about being healthy and fit. I started my journey January 2011 and by the start of June 2011 I had lost over 70 pounds then mid-June I found out that I was expecting. I had a difficult pregnancy; at first I was very ill everyday then I became very tired all the time….needless to say working out (something that I had found out that I really loved) was not on the to do list for me. So here I am about 1 year later, I have a beautiful healthy 4 month old daughter and about 60 or so extra pounds. The funny thing about it is that I am not upset or mad about the weight gain as I know that I can shed those pounds and then some in no time. I must confess, I did have a hard time starting over again but I came to the realization that I would rather be healthy and fit than fat and tired….with that in mind I logged into Spark and reset my trackers (tear) and started just where I left off. I must say that Spark and all of my SparkBuddy’s are awesome, you guys made coming back so easy and welcomed me with open arms (just as if I didn’t take a leave of absence). Although I did have a valid excuse for not being active (on Spark and Physically) I really missed out on a lot. I see that a vast number of my SparkFriends are MIA….I know life situations come up (as it did in my case) and I also know that we sometimes have setbacks and are too embarrassed to come around. Whatever the case maybe I wish everyone on this site and this journey the best. Please know that this is a process that will not change overnight but with hard work and dedication you can and WILL be successful. If you fall down get right back up, dust yourself off and start right back over again. Find what works for you and stick with it, listen to your body. Remember failure is NOT an option.