60 days and counting
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
I’ve been active on Spark for 60 days according to my stat. 60 days where I ditched a lot of inflammatory food, that I left added-sugar behind and that cravings are slowly disappearing from my life. It's not my first long stretch but it's the one that's been the hardest.
I really thought this was an impossible task, something I couldn’t achieve. Boy, was I wrong! It hasn’t been a ride in the park, there were days I wanted to quit and just go back to my old habits but I pushed through and now, that’s something I can be proud of. And I am.
I tackled the task one day at a time. Staying focus and keeping in mind the grand prize when time got hard. One day, one baby step at a time - this is how you implement lifestyle changes, slowly but steadily.
There’s a lot of challenges on the path I’ve chosen but that’s the keyword, I chose it. I chose this hard but highly rewarding lifestyle. And so did most of the people I befriended on Sparkpeople.
I’ve asked myself countless times how to make it happen. I have been on this journey for years - I started this health journey back in 2013 and I am 70% done. There were so many days where I didn’t feel like pursuing this healthy lifestyle… so many! And there were also countless days where I knew I was making it happen, staying on track, seriously kicking some b*tts & making the best available choices.
It’s easy to lose sight of the big pictures when you go through a rough patch but don’t give up - going through rough patches successfully is what makes you stronger. Those difficult times are part of every journey, whatever the sort and it’s how and what your learn from those days that makes you more capable to overcome obstacles. It’s through experience that we grow.
So those 60 days are a big milestone for me, even after years of being on this journey, every success deserve to be celebrated with joy! I am learning everyday how to make better choices, how to implement it and how to make them stick.
So to us, to you, to me.
Thanks for being part of this journey with me, for your input, your kind words and sometimes, the much-needed tough-love.