Isn't that exciting? I've lived a pretty great life so far. I've seen some cool stuff, visited some neat places. I am healthy & happy. I have an amazingly wonderful husband, an awesome family, super great friends, including my SparkBuddies. I am truly blessed. But . . . the best is yet to come.
Why? Because I'm getting healthier & more fit every single day. I'm making those healthy choices. I am determined that when I'm 65, I'm NOT going to be laid up in bed with aches & pains. I'm going to be the one at the gym that everyone else is trying to keep up with.
Yes, progress is slow, but slow is still progress.
Could we all do this journey alone? Maybe, but so many times I look to you for motivation when mine is waning. Sometimes I look to you for inspiration. Sometimes I look to you for encouragement & support. I'm not sure that I could do this alone. I think I would have quit long before now. The SparkPeople community keeps me coming back.
So let's do this hand in hand. Whatta you say?
Let's lift one another up. By helping others, you are also helping yourself.
One of the things I was concerned about when I started SparkPeople was "dreaming big." I tend to be realistic to a fault & I thought I knew my limitations. So I set tiny little goals -- not big lofty ones.
I've learned that it's better if you do dream big. Set that huge & lofty goal, than make smaller goals along the way to help you get to that big one. I've also learned that I exceeded what I thought were my limitations. Now, I'm shooting for the moon!!!
Let's go for great!!
You can't reach your goal if you don't aim for it and:
I hope to reach my goal some day. I will get there because I am determined (stubborn). It might take me 3 more years (I hope not that long), but I WILL get there because I refuse to give up this time. The going may be slow, but I'm still going!!
My sister sent me an article that was in the digital version of our local newspaper on May 23. It was about a woman in New Orleans who used an old abandoned building to bring members of the community together for a common purpose. It was so very inspiring & I decided to try it here.
Here's the article if you'd like to read it. There is also a video included that is well worth watching: