four years on spark
Monday, June 18, 2012
Four years on Spark - I kinda missed my anniversary!
My fourth anniversary was last Friday - while I knew it was my date - I just could not write that day.
Reflecting upon the past four years - I know I have made HUGE progress on my journey to health!
Those of you who have been on spark along side me know that I have had many detours on my journey to health. I always came back and I never gave up - no matter what I faced or what the circumstances. I will not give in and I will not give up. My goal is HEALTH.
This is the first year that I have not had any major health crisis to stand in my way of consistent exercise. I am making slow but sure progress. I am NOT in a hurry. I want to lose the weight as natural as possible - to ensure that this is a life change, not a whirl wind of weight loss - which has never been my main goal anyways - it has always been a second thought and a side affect of making lifetime changes. Just meaning that what a bonus it would be if I could be a size 10 again.
When you deal with so many health issues - you just want to feel GOOD. I finally feel GOOD most days. Even on days I do not feel good - getting out in the fresh air and the sunshine lifts my spirit and for those minutes out in the sun and the air in my face - I feel healthy, I feel free - I feel good.
I am meeting my goals - 1000 fitness minutes a month, healthy eating - 2-3 fruits a day and 3-5 veggies a day, 3 oz of protein, 8 servings of water, no processed foods or fast food. I am meeting my goals.
I am one size from my goal for my son's wedding. I am so proud of myself! Will I be able to lose one size in a month? I could if I PUSH myself - but I am OK with where I am and the progress I have made.
My health changes were my goal when I joined spark and my health today is so much better!
I appreciate my spark friends who always cheer me on through my health issues.