WHY I JOINED THE GET LEAN BY SUMMER 16-WEEK BUDDY CHALLENGE BLOG
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
I loved the idea of this challenge as soon as I saw it and I knew it was exactly what I needed to keep me on task and get me going strong!
I love having buddies to keep me accountable, I talk to my bud Lynn on here at least a couple times a week, and in a team setting like this is really extra nice because you all have something to lose - the challenge, which will NOT happen!!! :) LOL
In the last year I have lost 100lbs and I still have about 100lbs more to lose. I am in the process of changing my life for the better and I am always looking for things to keep me going, to push me farther, to make me reach for more. My life has changed so much since I started losing weight and I truly have a beautiful life that will only get better from here.
It wasn't always the case with me...my beautiful life was passing me by as I sat in bed everyday, hiding from the world and crying. I have severe depression and extreme anxiety to the point that I am considered legally disabled. But, with the way things are going...I'm going to be off disability in a year or so and be able to start my career as a Personal Health Coach! Such a turnaround! I owe a large part of my success to sparkpeople for the support and tools I needed to get better...It's incredible...going from permanently disabled status to being 150% better in under 3 years...That's not something a lot of people can do, AND to have lost over 200lbs in that time! Whew!
This challenge is really important to me. I need to make my goals...it is literally saving my life and I want to be able to share this beautiful, wonderful, hope filled life with others and help keep them going too! The more I help myself, the better I can help others.
And, the challenge ends when summer begins, which is hugely motivating) so my body will be even better than it is now, and I will feel great in that bathing suit as I do laps in the pool (not just sit by it)!
I don't like to boast...but I think our team Get Lean Bunnies is the best team, LOL. Yep. :)