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Almost two years after joining Spark, I'm a happier, healthier Jo. I spark less than I'd like to now but dip in occasionally because the community is amazing, has given me so much, and still gives so much every time.

My biggest lesson on Spark? Don't stop, because it's hard to start again. Start again, because it's hardest to have quit.

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept ...
Almost two years after joining Spark, I'm a happier, healthier Jo. I spark less than I'd like to now but dip in occasionally because the community is amazing, has given me so much, and still gives so much every time.

My biggest lesson on Spark? Don't stop, because it's hard to start again. Start again, because it's hardest to have quit.

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

2012 goals from mid-Feb:
Weight: 135lbs to 133lbs by April (taking it slow now):
- 5th March: 134lbs
- 18th March (Big birthday!): 133lbs
- 1st April (Fool's day!): begin maintenance?

Fitness - timing tbc once I've had more physio
- Running – tbc (build back up, finish C25K, do a 5K, 10K...!)
- Gym plan/strength goals - tbc

Career - by 5th March:
- Finish CV and update LinkedIn
- Apply for volunteering opportunities
- Go to see recruitment agency
- Sign up to job alerts

Other general goals:
- Work on my wardrobe
- Sort out travelling for the year
- Get back to photography
- Work on getting more dates

Early 2012 goals:
- Go from 163lbs to 150lbs by 04/30/2011. MET!
- Go from 153lbs to 140lbs by 09/02/2011 Reached 141.5lbs by 09/02/2011
- Go from 139 lbs to 133lbs by 14/02/2012 Reached 137lbs by 14/02/2012

2012 goals - up to 14/2/12:
Fitness goals:
- Running – make some progress towards running again. SEEING A PHYSIO
- Make a decision about future gym membership after first 3 months is up ON HOLD UNTIL AFTER PHYSIO, BUT CAN'T QUIT THE GYM NOW!
- Get to the point where maintenance can begin TBC

Other areas of my life:
- Travel – make a decision about my first trip for the year OFF TO MARRAKECH IN APRIL :-)
- Clothes – finish buying a new daily wardbrobe and get at least one ‘non-daily’ piece and some new jewellery IN PROGRESS
- Career – find out more about my new sector by networking, reading and generally getting involved. As part of this, I need to read a grammar book. IN PROGRESS, THOUGH GRAMMAR BOOK TOO BORING TO DO!
- Clear out my room and sell a few things on ebay. IN PROGRESS

Past goals - 2011
Cardio goals:
- Start running by 1st August. MET!
- Find a virtual running buddy. FOUND A REAL ONE!
- Complete the C25K training plan to be able to run 5K in 30 minutes (ON HOLD UNTIL HIP IS BETTER)
- Go to the gym at least 3 times a week throughout November (and aim to burn min. 300 cals each time). MET!
Reward: fitness mag for going to the gym 3 times a week, new itune each time I burn more than 300 cals at a time.
Other areas of life:
- Move house my 1st July - MOVED (nearly made it on time!)
- Do motivation chart for strength training. DONE!
- Reward for still going on 17th June - day off work with a personal shopper, buying lots of new clothes that fit. DONE!
- As a 6 month reward, book a photography course for my holiday in September. DONE!
- Find a new career asap SEEING A CAREER COACH
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VW_STEPH
3/8/2014 3:30:57 AM

Thank you for the Crossfit encouragement! :D I've been surprised by everyone with pretty much the same attitude as you hehe - "Do it do it do it!!" It's nice.
I have emailed them and I'm looking to try it at the next opportunity - so yay!

How's your bum doing? And how is work going for you?



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ASDOBBER
2/21/2014 3:38:43 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I appreciate the support.



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VW_STEPH
2/21/2014 5:14:46 AM

It's never a bad thing directing people to your blog! Plus you don't have to go typing it all out again! ;)

Although you're giving up on consistency - it sounds like a good little plan to stay consistent - 'Did I exercise today? Yes? Good day. Nope? Maybe tomorrow." You'll end up being consistent anyway. emoticon

I'm playing with the idea of going to my local Crossfit gym. I don't know if I have the courage to go though. I'm scared of everyone being established and in their own cliques and... my paranoia runs wild going to new places with new people etc.



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FATHINSN
2/20/2014 8:42:35 PM

This is my 2nd week back from my vacation, I'm in my restart mode right now. A bit sluggish these past weeks but my list of 30 of 30 still progressing well, a bit slower than January, though.

Thanks for asking, what about you, how's life so far in 2014?



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VW_STEPH
2/18/2014 9:10:19 AM

Your thigh muscle is never going to relax again? For serious? Is it stuck in a toned & sexy unrelaxed position? LOL. ;)

Eh. Some badass workouts. Not as many as I'd like. I'm getting back on track slowly then. Slowly but surely, I am finding myself, yet again.



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