Tomorrow marks my second year with Spark People! Being part of the Spark community has been a great experience! Last night I completed a questionnaire on my journey as a success story. I was greatly reminded how wonderful this community is and the thanks that I have continued to pay forward.
This is an excerpt from one of my answeres:
'...when I found Spark People. I was still angry, hurt, the victim and I was allowing people who were hurting me, victimizing me, be part of my life. So, I’d blog about it. And there they were, kind voices telling me to keep my head up, that I was worthy and deserving of a better life. Strangers sharing their stories and lending their virtual shoulders and hugs. That’s Spark People, that’s the spark and the people spreading it. Get stronger, get healthier, you’re worth it, now go get it!
To be part of the SparkPeople community is inspiring. To know that I am now considered a SparkPeople Motivator is full circle. That I can help motivate, inspire, share my story, my struggles, and my victories with this community, to be the person telling people you can do this! You are worthy and deserving of happiness and good health! It’s humbling. '
The picture of me with the big jeans doesnt even begin to tell the transformation I have undergone these last few years. It shows the weight loss, but not the mental recovery. I have made leaps in bounds in not only transforming my life but the path of health and happiness for my family. True I put in a ton of hard work, I physically and emotionally did the actual changes- which wasn't easy BUT it was the support from this wonderful community, Spark People that helped me when I struggled. Those who have been with me since the beginning know all to well how I struggled. I didnt wake up one day and everything clicked it was a slow battle that, gladly, I've won.
We believe in each other, because once upon a time someone helped us believe in ourselves. We are all worthy and deserving of happy healthy lives. I am unsure what this next year of Spark People, or my life as a 27 year old will be like, what changes will be seen, what obstacles will be over come but I do know with SparkPeople on my side, with everythig I have learned, year 3 with SP is going to be amazing!Thank you sparkers and sparklys for helping me become the strong, happy, healthy, and confident women I am today.
Thanks for reading! Now get out there and kick some serious tush! What are you waiting for?!?!?!