Spark Spotlight: Rebecca (COUNTRYGAL1975)

By , SparkPeople Blogger
At SparkPeople, we love helping people accomplish big goals—but we believe it's equally important to celebrate the small successes along the way. Each week in the Spark Spotlight, we'll check in with a featured member about his or her proudest moments, biggest challenges and advice for others on living, thinking and feeling healthier. We hope these quick snapshots will help motivate you to keep moving steadily toward your own goals, week by week.
This Week's Spotlight: Rebecca (COUNTRYGAL1975)
Age: 43
Location: Colorado Spring, Colorado
Small Success of the Week
Rebecca recently shared in the Community Goal Feed that she went for a walk with her grandchildren. During her walk, she had to carry the youngest grandchild a few times and noticed that her fitness had improved so much that she didn't have trouble breathing at all.
What's your overall goal? 
My overall goal is to be able to move without huffing and puffing, be able to put on my shoes without losing my breath and to have the energy to keep up with my grandchildren. 

How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 
I've started SparkPeople many times, but the difference this time is the effort I put into it. When I log into SparkPeople daily and read articles and the community posts, I am able to stay on track more often. I have also joined some of the challenges this time around and that helps to keep me accountable. 

What's your biggest challenge right now? 
Boredom eating. I work from home sitting at a desk all day and, when I get bored, I eat. 

What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople today?
Keep logging into SparkPeople. Use the tools and get active in the community. I don't post a lot, but when I do, there is someone out there to help. 
Want to be the next small success we spotlight? Share your successes on the goal feed or in the comments below, and you might be the next person we contact!