Saturday, January 11, 2014
I completed week one of the bootcamp challenge. Having done these SparkPeople challenges to lose weight and get in shape a couple of years ago, I felt like I was reconnecting with an old friend. And I got one of those email trophies for exceeding 250 minutes of exercise. When you're at the beginning of losing weight, like I am again this time, those little trophies can keep you motivated until you begin to see actual results. That's why I came back to SparkPeople: the videos, the recipes, others' positive stories, the "trophy" challenges, the tracking tools--they all help keep me motivated.
On another track: This morning I was thinking that one of the reasons I have a hard time getting started with exercise each morning is the "cold." When my feet are cold, I just want to stay warm in bed. Luckily, once I exercise, my feet and body are warm--and I then feel more revved to start the day. But first I have to talk myself into exercising instead of staying in a warm, cozy bed.