Monday, February 04, 2013
On Spark we talk quite a bit about the people who get in our way while we try to change our every day fitness and eating habits. But today I am thinking of people in my life who smooth my way on this path.
In addition to my Spark friends who are amazing, I also have a supportive and active husband who is always willing to go walking with me. Together we plan our lives around getting workouts in and keeping our calories in line. He's working out with a trainer right now, and I mix it up with home and gym workouts. Sometimes together and sometimes separately, we make it work. It's also great to travel with someone who wants to do "moving" vacations and we both enjoy that.
I have a fitness buddy in our neighborhood and she and I do intense workout walks together. (Sometimes referred to as 'forced marches' by some not so supportive, but very funny neighbors). A neat thing has happened along the way. My buddy has gotten another neighbor involved; they do strength training together (their schedules are more alike than mine is, with theirs). Now all three of us are supporting one another in staying fit. We all cooked together last night for the Super Bowl and had delicious as well as healthy food.
I am also looking carefully at my regular doctors and plan to switch to ones who really believe in a commitment to an active lifestyle.
As I approach Valentine's Day, and the end of my first year on Spark, I'm grateful for the support that surrounds me every day both on and off line. I'm loving my healthy community!