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2008 is when I joined SP and at that time I chose the name Sparkle2008 because at that time it was the year I wanted to shine! Well, despite having a lot of changes to make... I didn't achieve my goals...

The story sounds all to familiar (yet again this year), so I have done a lot of soul searching and made some more changes to my life. One change was to leave as co-leader of the Just Do It team. Co-leading the Just Do It team was a very rewarding experience. Co-leading is also very time consuming and at times I felt I was giving more to my team than to myself. I wasn't finding the balance that I really felt I needed to continue on my journey.

As I have left as co-leader of the team, I also find the need to leave the team completely. I fully admit that I don't do very well with change, and although the many changes on the team may be working for some, it just isn't working for me. I am the type of person that needs compassion and caring, and I tend to respond negatively to an in your face, no excuses attitude. For those that this works for, fabulous. For me, not so fabulous. It was a hard decision because the team really was my baby for a long time. I put so much of my heart and soul into the team and nurturing the members of the team, but it is not longer a vehicle I recognize. It is no longer my baby. I felt I must leave and cut the ties completely. This was harder than any of you will realize.

So, here I am approaching another year continuing to figure out what this all means to me. A few things I have learned about myself includes: I need to learn to put myself and my needs first (not so easy for a mom to do); and that if I fall off the horse there is a reason for it and my goal for this upcoming year is to figure out what those reasons are. I realize I can't fix it if I don't know what is actually broken. One of my "a-ha" moments.

So, once again... as the new year approaches I have changed my name (unfortunately the one I wanted was taken, so I am now Sparkle2011) and with this change I am ready to continue my journey; my learning process; my adventure. It's not a perfect journey, and as we all know, there is no such thing as perfection, but I am ready to continue on this flawed path and learn from each and every bump along the way. I refuse to quit. I will get to where I am supposed to be. It may take some time, as well as blood, sweat and tears (too many to count I am certain), and ultimately it will be in my time and in my way... and you know what? I'm cool with that!!!

So, as I learn what I need to do to Sparkle and Shine, we shall see if this is the year to make it happen (whatever "IT" may be)! I guess we'll all just have to stay tuned and see...

Member Since: 1/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,265

My Goals:
I am Over forty, over fat and over it!!! I want to be the best I can be every day. I want to be healthy. I want to be a "sparkling" example for my kids. And, even though change is difficult, it is not impossible... so I know I CAN do this!

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Tracking my nutrition EVERY day; drinking my 8 glasses of water; exercising 3-5 days per week; checking in with my Spark Teams for motivation and inspiration.

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  • v TAFODIL24
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    Welcome! It's about trying different yoga poses, One pose for One minute every day to help reduce stress. Take this time for yourself and enjoy the experience. We are here to motivate each other to find a small moment of peace within ourselves and be happy.

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  • v HDHAWK
    Hi! Haven't talked to you in a long time. Rereading your page is so similar to a change I had to make this week. I'm starting a new plan tomorrow and like you, I had to do what I needed to for me.
    Hope you're doing great. Have a good weekend!
    3917 days ago
    Just dropping by to say hi. How are you doing, girl? emoticon
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