10 months and 5 Days....
Friday, February 17, 2012
That's how long I have been on spark. It has been the best 10 month span I can remember and I have a pretty good memory lol. In those 10 months I have come a long way. Even though I have a long way to go I know something that I did not know when I started this journey. I CAN DO THIS.. So gonna share some pictures of the last 10 months.
This was right before I started on my own
This was after one of my first workouts after joining spark
This was less than a month in
After a month and a half
This was in June in Venezuela
Workout in June
End of June
For further comparison here are some pics from before I started last Feb
Since joining spark I am down 74 pounds. Since restarting my journey last march I am down 86 pounds. From my heaviest I am down 109 pounds so far. I still have a ways to go but I am happy with the progress. It has been a lot of hard work. but it has been so worth it. When I started this journey I really thought I had ate myself into a whole I could never get out of. But I have proven to myself if I work hard enough I can accomplish anything.
I have loved and appreciated the help and support I have found here on spark so much I don't know if I would have been able to stay the course with out all the wonderful support I have found here. Spark has given me way more than I could have dreamed of. It has surely been a huge blessing to me and what I have been able to accomplish. My girl friend who is on the same journey as me has been such a help and a daily inspiration. Seeing her battle through surgery to work out and get back going has showed me there are just no excuses in this. You have to want it bad enough to get moving even when you don't want to and it hurts. All my friends here Colleen, Helene, Sohl, Ken, Holly, The Jen's, Russell, Keisha, Anna and every other friend on my list have given me a push or inspiration to be a little bit better than I thought I could be. That has made all the difference and all the love and support is so truly appreciated.
Even though I am 19lbs from my goal weight this journey doesn't end there. The real goal is to live a happy, healthy life where fear and failure do not control or define me. It is a journey to be better than I was the day before. It is a never ending journey. Which to some could seem discouraging but some time the journey is better than the destination. This is one of those times. I have loved every second that I accomplished something I couldn't before. Every drop of sweat I have left on a gym floor or the pavement is a testament to the work I have put in and I am proud of it. Just goes to show we are all capable of that which we tell ourselves we aren't. So if you are reading this and you are new and have a long way to go. take pride in every step.. Every good meal.. Every fitness minute. Because making the decision to say I can do this.. I can eat better. I can get moving is the best decision you will ever make.
Love you guys more than words can say. Look forward to seeing us all have a fabulous journey into health. Don't wait to be happy when you reach goal. be happy that you are striving for something you haven't done before and be happy right now. Because that is the true goal!!!