Well, looks like it’s been another year and another Sparkiversary decided to sneak up on me. Actually, it’s been two years since I last blogged here. 😳 I’ve really fallen off my blogging game! I’m mostly on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. (I’m @foundmyspark on the last two if you want to be friends!)
Today marks TWELVE years that I’ve been on Sparkpeople. It feels like an entire lifetime ago. Like I said in my last post, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top my 5 year Sparkiversary blog. You can find it here (but don’t forget to come back and read the rest of this!):
Wow. Now that was a pretty good blog post, if I do say so myself. 😉😂 Anyway, I feel like I was more active on here when I was actively trying to lose weight. Attempting to blog about weight maintenance just doesn’t feel as interesting or inspirational for some reason. What would I even write about after all of these years? 🤷♀️ I completely changed my lifestyle and now it’s just second nature to pop on in the morning and plan my meals out for the day, to decide how I’m going to be active, and (a new recent addition to my day) to set a goal or intention for what I want to get done.
Because of that, I can say that I am in a much better place mentally than I was in my 10-year Sparkiversary blog. It’s still a process, day to day, making sure that I’m taking care of both my physical AND my mental health. But I’m more aware now of who I am and what I’m capable of. And part of that has me busting out of my comfort zone, trying new things and not allowing myself to dwell on the past.
Recently, I started to take a hard look at the personal care products that I use (soaps, lotions, hair care, makeup, etc.) and I’ve been swapping out the junk-filled stuff for cleaner, healthier alternatives. 12 years ago, I joined Sparkpeople to clean up my eating habits and change my life. Then this past year I watched Stink! on Netflix and it completely opened my eyes to how much toxic junk is in our homes! (Yikes, I’ve become one of THOSE people. *shudder*) Don’t worry friends, there’s no sales pitch coming at ya. That’s not how I roll. It’s just that I’ve realized that my health journey is not over just because I lost weight. I still have a way to go to becoming my best self. What will that look like for my future? I’m not really sure right now. But I’m excited to find out. 😃
As for weight loss? I still maintain that if I can do it, anyone can. 💪 YOU can do what YOU put your mind to. Don’t give up. You, your body, and your health are worth it, friend. Whatever your journey is, I’m right here cheering you on! Well, if I didn’t get too caught up scrolling through Instagram again... 😊