Spark Spotlight: Robin (RASAYLOR)

By , SparkPeople Blogger
At SparkPeople, we love helping people accomplish big goals—but we believe it's equally important to celebrate the small successes along the way. Each week in the Spark Spotlight, we'll check in with a featured member about his or her proudest moments, biggest challenges and advice for others on living, thinking and feeling healthier. We hope these quick snapshots will help motivate you to keep moving steadily toward your own goals, week by week.
 
This Week's Spotlight: Robin (RASAYLOR)
Age: 28
Location: Morgan City, Louisiana
 
Small Success of the Week
 
Robin has gone from barely walking six months ago to walking a lot more now, while also cutting down her time for a 5K by about two and a half minutes. She's also celebrating a loss of 14 pounds since January, which will help her reach her ultimate goal! 

What's your overall goal? 
 
My overall goal isn't actually weight loss, however, it includes needing to lose weight. I actually started my weigh-loss journey due to fertility issues, which is a very sensitive subject but I guess someone has to open up about it.

How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 
 
The motivation and success stories from other users! Facebook tears you down so much because it makes you want to compare yourself to others, but here, everyone is happy! They all want you to succeed and that has really helped me to keep going. It also helps me keep accountable. Those daily reminders of "Hey! [It's] time to track your breakfast" or "It's awful late to track your lunch" [ensures that] I track those calories and stay on track [with] water and exercise. 

What's your biggest challenge right now? 

I'd have to say my biggest challenge at the moment is seeing the bigger picture. I want to be the hare, but the tortoise always wins the race. When things don't happen immediately, I get frustrated easily, so this journey has not been an easy one. Six months in and it's still hard to stay motivated, even seeing the results. 

What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople today?
 
I would say turn to your peers; your peers have advice for you. If you look at the Community Goal Feed, everyone posts positive messages on a daily basis. If you're having a down day, tell someone! They can help you to put things into perspective. 

Want to be the next small success we spotlight? Share your successes on the goal feed or in the comments below, and you might be the next person we contact! 

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Comments

GIRLINMOTION 3/25/2019
Way to go Robin! Report
CD24212816 3/25/2019
WTG! Awesome!!! Report
PICKIE98 3/25/2019
It all starts with one step. Report
JENNMT 3/25/2019
Great job on walking, Robin! And congratulations on your weight loss - I hope it helps you with your bigger goals. Report
BGRAEF 3/25/2019
Congrats, way to go!!! Report
ADIRONDACKMOM1 3/25/2019
AWESOME! Congrats!!! Report
STEEPERSLOUNGE 3/25/2019
Congrats Robin. You're an inspiration to many. Report
AQUAGIRL08 3/25/2019
Congratulations Robin! Report
AZMOMXTWO 3/25/2019
thank you Report
HEREKITTYKAT97 3/25/2019
Yay! Way to go, Robin! Report
FERRETLOVER1 3/25/2019
Woo-hoo! Report
BONNIE1552 3/25/2019
Keep your eye on the prize and don't give up! Report
NANCYPAT1 3/25/2019
Congratulations! You are doing great! Report
BELLAMEMAW 3/25/2019
Awesome! Keep up the great work; you're an inspiration! Report
LIVINHEALTHY9 3/25/2019
You are doing great! Keep at it! Report
RAPUNZEL53 3/25/2019
Way to go. Report
JANIEWWJD 3/25/2019
WooHoo!!! Congratulations!!! Report
JANIEWWJD 3/25/2019
WooHoo!!! Congratulations!!! Report