My Success Story - I didn't believe in myself!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Good Morning to all my Spark Friends!

I don't blog often but I felt the need to do so today. I am 4lbs away from reaching my first goal weight and feeling, well elated. When I joined SP in February I had a vision that one day this could happen but honestly thought it never would. Not because I didn't believe in the process and all the success stories that I read here on SP but because I didn't believe in myself.

I hated exercise! The thought of it made me cringe, and the thought of having to do it everyday made me believe even deeper that my "success story" would never happen. I knew though that without it, this road would be much longer than it needed to be!

I started slowly, with 30 minute walks every day at lunch time and gradually increased to exercise videos and after awhile I didn't mind it as long as I could do it. Then after talking with some SP friends about how they were burning so many calories doing their exercise I found that if I had to exercise I wanted to be burning as much as I could in the time allotment I set for that day. I found this with Turbo Jam but I really feel this based on your individual taste and abilities. Also, by researching and reading all the great articles on SP I realized that strength training also plays a vital role in anyone's success so I added that as well.

Little by little, one day at a time I started to see results and as friends, family and co-workers starting seeing results that is when I turned a corner. Now, I exercise EVERYDAY, no excuses and I actually look forward to it. I have made it a priority in my life. I exercise hard and strong and through SP's Spark your way to a 5K I am actually training to do this 5K and looking forward to it! My husband referred to me the other day as an athlete....me an athlete, who would have ever guessed? Not me that's for sure.

The moral of the my "success story" is that you have to believe in yourself and in the rest will fall into place. Just find what works for you and do it to the best of your ability!

Thanks for taking time to read my blog and I look forward to reading your "success story" coming soon!
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    Oh you little sparkler, I am so PROUD of you!
    I am so glad you wrote this blog. It is just what I needed to read today.
    I have been having a rough time getting back into working out since I was sick
    You really helped me get my MoJo back!
    Mary Jo you are doing an incredible job. Keep it up and you will be at your goal em
    and I will be doing the happy dance for you!

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    What an inspirational blog! You go, girl!!!

    3228 days ago
    Mary Jo - Congratulations! You are definitely going to make it to your ultimate goal. And you seeming to be enjoying every minute of it, too! Great for you. Hope to see you at the finish line myself one of these days.

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    3228 days ago
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