Spark Spotlight: Lori (LORI_LIFTS)

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: Lori (LORI_LIFTS)
Age: 50
Location: Corpus Cristi, TX

Lori's Small Success of the Week

What's your overall goal? 

My overall goal is to be as healthy and fit as I can be, and enjoy the process as I go. I just turned 50 and good health is a priority going forward. I have a special needs adult child and I need my health to care for her in the future. 

How is SparkPeople helping you get there? 

I utilize SparkPeople's nutrition and fitness trackers as a huge part of my program. I log everything I eat and all the fitness I do. It's a great motivator and helps me stay on course. The community here is also very positive and supportive. I've been on SparkPeople going on nine years now and I owe much of my success to the tools and the community here.

What's your biggest challenge right now? 

My biggest challenge right now is staying patient with the process. I have strength-training goals I am trying to meet and it's taking longer than I had hoped. Quitting is not an option, though, so I will keep trying and pressing on. 

What advice do you have for someone who just joined SparkPeople? 

Get involved in the community here, whether with the message boards, community feed or groups. And utilize the tools offered here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers and the articles. Make goals. Set up a routine for yourself. Take pictures and measurements as ways to gauge your progress. Most importantly, never give up! If you stumble, get back up and keep moving. Invest in yourself. 

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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JSTETSER 5/14/2018
I also joined Spark just for the health of it. Report
NANCYPAT1 4/13/2018
Awesome Report
BIKE4HEALTH 3/12/2018
thanks Report
2BDYNAMIC 3/11/2018
I came back to read again as this is such an excellent blog and I am so proud of you Lori! Report
USMAWIFE 3/10/2018
great blog thanks Report
Spotlight! Congrats. Report
AJB121299 3/8/2018
nice Report
Lori you are amazing and I admire you! Report
Lori you are amazing and I admire you! Report
ARTJAC 3/6/2018
GREAT Report
Great article. Thanks for sharing. Report
2BDYNAMIC 3/6/2018
Congratulations Lori!! This is Awesome and Amazing!... Wonderful to see you in the Spark spotlight! Report
Thx Report
ALOFA0509 3/6/2018
Yaa!! Congrats to you Ms.Lori~ Woo-Hoo!! Well deserved Spotlight for this Hard Working Mama.. This is soo Awesome.. Report
CHRIS3874 3/5/2018
Thanks for sharing Report
RHOOK20047 3/5/2018
Thanks for sharing your story. Report
HARROWJET 3/5/2018
To be healthy and fit is a good goal. Report
Healthy and enjoying the process --- now THOSE are fantastic, realistic, and worthwhile goals!
Kudos on exemplifying that it can be a fun and happy thing to take care of yourself. Report
MUSICNUT 3/5/2018
Way to go! Report
ROBBIEY 3/5/2018
Super!!! Report
KHALIA2 3/5/2018
Congrats on your success, Lori! You Rock! Report
1CRAZYDOG 3/5/2018
Congrats, Lori! Report
Lori, you're a real inspiration and a total sweetiepie! Report
97MONTY 3/5/2018
Awesome Report
JUNETTA2002 3/5/2018
Thanks for sharing. I am going to make a vision board Report
Great Report
-POOKIE- 3/5/2018
Great! Report
Wow, awesome article my friend!! Congratulations on all of your achievements!! Report
WTG ! Awesome! Report
JANIEWWJD 3/5/2018
Awedome article!!! Report
ZRIE014 3/5/2018
thanks Report