VALPO1997

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Starting over... Looking to get back into the swing of it all. Convience is important, but can be dangerous without checks and balances.

The past is done, the future you plan for and today you can change.

My motivation is me. I want to feel and look the way I use to and that will take a little bit of work, but all worth it in the end. Less stress, feel better, better self perception and better state of mind. The other motivation is what you see to the left. It is my girls.

I hope through this journey I find the courage and strength to fully live out my life and chase my dreams.
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It all started many years ago when I was 25 and weighed 173 pounds. I had several health issues due to my weight and was looking for the easy way out. The magic pill to loose weight and was in denial about my role in the process was. Lost some weight and was about 155 pounds for a number ofyears. Then when a coworker of mine turned 30 it was the end of her life. She had so many regrets with what she did and did not do. I snapped out of it and decided that I was not going to have regrets about my weight or health or happiness. So, I joined a gym and learned more about exercise and food and variety of several things. Before I turned 29 I reached an all time low in my weight of 125. The last time I weighed this amount I was in 6th grade. Since then I have made my health a priority through my food, vitamins/supplements, and exercise. I strayed for a bit after I found myself pregnant. In my 6th month of pregnancy I had to stop exercising because my body started to metabolize things faster. I found it difficult to get back into after awhile only because I did not make it a priority in my life. I was tired and had no energy with the two kids and was very negative in my mind set. I was hard to be around.

Nonetheless, I came to grips with the fact that I needed to take control of this area of my life again. To feel good again I needed to pay attention to my diet, my vitamin/supplements, my exercise and most recently my mind set. Within two weeks after my reality of changing my diet and adding my vitamins/supplements back in, I noticed a change. Then added exercise and felt even better after two more weeks. At the end of February 2008 I made a choice to think and act positively. I have a choice in how I do things and how I react and how I think about things.

Slowly, but surely I am transforming into the once happy healthy person I was. She is coming out again and I am grateful to all that has help aid me with this journey and continues to aid me in this journey. Friends, family, strangers welcome!


Member Since: 3/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 8,265

My Goals:
My dream goal would be to be a fit model. I know that this is a stretch for the average person, but with small steps towards this goal I will be happy with it all.


My Program:
Balance of eating right and exercise. Taking my vitamins and staying consistent is key.

Forgive my slip ups and understand that this is for the long run not just today.



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Life is what you make of it. No regrets and live today.

Breathe in and out. In with the good and positive and out with the bad and negative.

Focus!!!!




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  • v MEGSAMAMA
    emoticon Tomorrow is Sunday! The first day of a new week! emoticon

    Don't forget to join in this weeks new challenge - Reverse Crunches - on your team By The Numbers! It's the all new challenge for this week and I can't wait to get it started!
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    See You There - Meg
    By The Numbers ~ Leader
    4328 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Hi there. Thanks for reading my blog. So happy we think alike, it is a great way to live life. It took me many years to learn it and apply it, but it sure does work for me too.

    Wishing you all the best in reaching your goals.

    Hugs Wispy.
    4336 days ago
  • v MANSMAMOMI
    Hi there! I just made it back to Spark. Am soooo busy at Facebook playing peaceful little games.....haha

    Hope you're well

    Julia
    4336 days ago
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    Welcome to the Dave Ramsey Fans team! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4338 days ago
  • v BIGOLEDIVA
    OK...I HAD to come check YOU out! I have never had anyone BLOG a comment on one of MY blogs! LMAO! I LOVED IT!

    I knew when I was reading it exactly what you hubby "Saw in you" You have your head on straight and you know your own WORTH! That's what!!!Good looking men like our husbands have walked on SO MANY women(who laid down willingly- in MORE than one way) that when they come across one who doesn't allow that-who meets them as an equal... THAT'S when they fall in love. Who wants to live on a pedistal anyway??? Too much work not falling off!(LOL) I hope you set your hubs MOM straight QUICKLY! She was SO out of line to say that!

    DOn't remember which blog I said this in but "beauty is only skin deep...ugly is to the bone!" DOn't understand why so many people are so caught up in looks...very shallow. ANyway..thanks for the great comment!

    Hugz
    Paula
    4339 days ago
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