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Why I Should Know I Can

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Almost 10 years ago I had just turned 40 and I amazed myself... ...I lost almost 30 pounds ...I started running for the first time in my life ...I completed in races from 5Ks to half marathons ...I did 2 sprint triathlons ...I regularly road in long bike rides up to 45 miles All of this was new to me. And, each success made me believe in myself more and more. The weight has slowly crept on over the past 5 years or so. At my highest weight - 2 months ago - I weighed 10 pounds more than my highest weight ever. Injuries - often based on a lack of strength and flexibility - made it difficult to run. Life’s ups and downs made working out, eating well, and taking care of myself hard. But, I don’t want to be ‘stuck’ in this place anymore. I want to believe in myself again. About a week ago, I rejoined SparkPeople - which is what helped me achieve so much 10 years ago. That post earned me a blog of the day honor. And that honor led me to read some of my old posts. I think I need to reread those old posts. To revisit those days when I was learning the things I thought were impossible were actually possible. Somehow, and I know it just takes a decisions and some action, I want to fully embrace this journey again. I’m thankful SparkPeople is still here to support and motivate me! We can do this! I can do this!! It just takes making the next right choice. For me that meant signing up for a Pilates class tomorrow. No excuses!!! What “next right choice” will you make?
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    594 days ago
  • LUVS2BIKE101
    Welcome back! Your story is very similar to mine and many other Sparkers. I wish you much success on your journey to better health. Together, we can do it!!! Today I plan to ride my bike outdoors for at least 10 miles. That is my next right choice!
    594 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2019 7:43:32 AM
    I can so totally relate! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. I know it makes me feel less alone in losing this weight... again.
    595 days ago
  • L1VEL1FE
    Your testimony shows how we can always backslide, no matter what success we achieve. I'll take your advice and stay with Sparkpeople, keep writing down what I eat, and be careful to not get too sure of my success.
    595 days ago
    Enjoy your class! I am re-committing to my 10 minutes of activity with at least 4 days a week of 30 minutes.
    Back to school season has been exhausting, but I know I can do it.
    595 days ago
    Being here today, .deals planned for breakfast and lunch for 3 days.
    595 days ago
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