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Get Fit For 2010: A Reader's Standout Moment


We're up to week 12 of the Get Fit For 2010 giveaway, and last week's challenge is to share a standout moment from the past two months. Here's what FitSugar reader ashaw2114 has to say about the standout moments that sneak up on you.

I don't know if any single moment stands out for me. My journey to fitness has been a long one — about two and a half years ago at this point, I really started to make fitness and healthy living a priority in my life. Since then, I have accomplished many things, met goals, and gotten great, incredibly touching support from friends and family. But it's not the numbers on the scale, the sizes on the new clothes, or the personal bests in the gym that really drive home the changes I've made.

The moments I enjoy most, the ones that stand out, are the ones that sneak up on me. I catch my reflection out of the corner of my eye and it takes me a minute to realize it's actually me! Or someone in a class at the gym asks me (me!) for help or encouragement. Moments like that are great, because they just happen, and you can't force them. Crossing the finish line of a 5k is satisfying, yes, but there's something so great about just living your life and having the special moments come, and knowing that all the work you did has made a difference.

The Get Fit For 2010 giveaway is almost over so make sure you catch up on all your challenges! By participating, you'll also be entered into the drawing for our weekly giveaway of a $100 Nike gift card as well as our awesome grand prize.

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