Monday, January 02, 2012
Wow - three years on Spark! I didn't really think about it until this morning when I was going through my Spark Teams... Class of Jan. 1 2009. Holy moly!
I can't believe how much I've learned about myself in those three years. I have gained confidence. I have become more positive. My health has improved greatly! (I was really excited to find out that my resting heart rate was 50bpm according to my checkup last week.)
I've learned to appreciate what I have. I've learned how to celebrate accomplishments - my own, and my friends'. I took up running - I still think about the awful high school fitness test where we had to run a mile in 12 minutes. I couldn't do it. And now I'm running 5Ks!
I have challenged myself more than I ever thought possible. I did a crazy 300 Challenge at my gym, where I lifted more than I ever have. I looked at my shoes, and I almost have as many pairs of various workout shoes as I do "regular" shoes! Shoes for running, weight training, biking, hiking, walking, kickboxing... sheesh!
I've been called many things in these three years. And I love them.
Wow! I love it.
This is my year. I know it. I'm going to get totally comfortable in my body, and I'm going to challenge myself both physically and mentally. I am signed up for a Tough Mudder in April, and I gave myself the challenge of maintaining a food blog.
Hoo-eee! I am stoked.