I love SparkPeople!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

emoticon This place is amazing! I have received so much motivation that I can't believe that it took me so long to put this incredible resource to work for me. emoticon
The teams, my blogs, message board posts, everything else I didn't mention, all of it really helps me in a way I can't even express. Every bit of advice that I can give to others on this website helps me to be more motivated. The more I help other people on this website, the more I am motivated to stick to my goals. Crazy, huh? At least, that's how I feel. The nutrition tracker helps and inspires me to eat the right, healthy choices. The fitness tracker helps me see the calories I burn. I've joined two challenges now, 10-minute daily exercise challenge and, today, the 28 cardio boot camp challenge (maybe that's not quite the right name,) have given me the extra motivation that I need to stick to my healthy lifestyle. I need all the motivation I can get, especially when the man I live with is not interested in improving his lifestyle. I don't mean this as a bad thing, I know it is hard to change to a healthy lifestyle. That's why I need this support in the first place!
After the last two days being sick, I felt so guilty for missing my workouts. I like this, because it helps me realize that being active has become a habit for me already. I felt amazing after working out today! That's what really helps me stick to it: I feel great that I have made an effort, plus the endorphins from exerting myself. Also, seeing the calories I have burned on my fitness tracker really gives me a boost. emoticon Exercise is the fountain of youth!
I wish I could bottle the awesomeness (yes, as a writer, I make up my own words) and give it to everyone that is struggling, especially my Compulsive Overeaters group. I have had such a major food binging problem that has gained me weight and made me so unhealthy! Its very disappointing. SparkPeople has helped me through this in more ways than I can describe here. All you newbies, this is the place for free motivation! The points I can earn from doing things that help me improve my health just really get me through the rough times. Its really easy for me to bail and abandon my hopes to be healthy. I really need the motivation that I get from this place.
Additionally, my For the Love of Horr0r group spotlighted me for my success so far. Wow! emoticon Its amazing the motivation I can get from people I haven't even met, and how it makes me want to succeed even more! Thank you to all of your helpful comments! I have exceeded my goals so far and hope to accomplish even more with your help.
I've got to go now, because more poor boyfriend is feeling neglected by all the silence I have demanded to keep my thoughts straight while I write this blog...thank you for your time, and I hope that my writing has inspired every single reader to stick it out during the rough patches. emoticon
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