I was sidelined with surgery 2 weeks ago and could not exercise as normal. I thought, ok it will be nice to have a rest and more time to do other things. I found out that I MISSED it so much and was really happy to get back to it today even in a lower level to start!! It is amazing how you make something so much of your life that when you don't have it you miss it. Some may not believe that exercise can be missed but when you change your way of thinking and your life with the principles of Sparkpeople then YES YOU DO! I was able to maintain my weight without exercise and my husband said that that says alot about my new and improved thinking and way of treating myself. Now I should see the weight loss start again from where I am now to where I want to be since exercise is back in the routine of life. This is exciting to me and encourages me for better things to come. Definitely an Ah Ha moment.
This is true that you can become your own and others inspiration. I started on Sparks a year ago and began losing. By Labor day my husband entered into sparks and has been losing. This makes others ask us how and as we share we hope that others will begin to realize what they really want and achieve it.
That is so true. I've down 55 pounds, in the past 11 months, still got a ways to go, but I've had so many of my friends comment and want to do what I've done, that we started our own group here on Spark.
It's certainly helpped me stay on track. Didn't loose but less then a pound last week, but I did loose some inches.
CathyJELady REFOCUSED, Committed and moving forward!
Want to know the best way to ensure that you stay on track? Challenge yourself to become someone else's role model. If you know someone is looking to you to set a good example, you'll be more inclined to follow your meal plan and do your exercises. So encourage your friends and family to join in your quest for fitness and health, and strive to do your best to encourage them. By encouraging others, you'll encourage yourself even more!
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