The long and winding road
Saturday, July 21, 2007
It's been almost 1 year since I started with Spark People. What have I accomplished? I lost 50lbs and over 25 inches, went from a size 16 to 8/9, ran my first 5k and finished with a time of 30:23 (fifth in my age group!), got a promotion and a raise, helped several friends find Spark People and lose weight, just to name a few!! I am working on starting a Wellness Program via Sparkpeople at my company. I already have a mini-team in place. I have inspired my husband to eat healthier and quit smoking. He has been smoke free now for 1 month! In other words, I have completely changed my lifestyle and am reaping the rewards!! Particularly in mentoring and motivating positive changes in others. I love when one of my employees (friends) comes in and just bursts with joy at having lost weight, inches or succeeds at a goal of breaking a bad habit like smoking, drinking, etc.. Their joy and enthusiasm is so uplifting and satisfying. It makes me want to hug the world!! Their successes motivate me to keep traveling that long and winding road to my own goals and successes!!