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My year Sparkiversary today !!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Today marks a year since I committed to my health, fitness, and wellbeing. It's also a year since I committed to being fully vegan (although I had done that without success before).

I am not really in the mood to write something too original today since I wrote something on my facebook about it as well. So I'm going to post some of what I wrote there here, since none of you that read my blog are on my facebook (you're free to sparkmessage me and request a facebook friend add though if you want to, though).

I've been trying to think of what I want to say and what I've learned from this and here are two things I've learned so far that I want to share:

1. It's not easy to change unhealthy habits into healthy ones. If it was I don't think anyone would be struggling with it. There are ups and downs, and you cannot be perfect. There will be times when you want to give up, and you're not meeting your expectations for yourself, and that's okay. For me as long as I am striving for my goals and keep working at them and not giving up entirely, I am doing well and on the right track. Which brings me to my next point:

2. I feel like life is a series of challenges that we need to face, overcome, and then find new challenges to face and overcome, continuing until we are no longer living. If it was easy and we didn't keep striving to overcome the challenges and taking them on, then there'd really be no point, at least for me. I am driven, motivated, and inspired by overcoming my challenges, but it doesn't stop there. I want to face more and more challenges and keep finding new things that are difficult to face and tackle. I think that is why I like running so much, and doing other things like that where I can measure my improvement and/or reflect on how far I have come.
So that's what I want to say at this time. You will not see me giving up on my goals any time soon. And I will keep striving to be a better, stronger person even if it seems like I can't get much stronger than I already am.

So there you have it. The things I have learned in this year, in a nutshell. There's a lot more too it probably, but that's all I can think of/articulate for now.
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