Monday, July 21, 2014
July Challenge - The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge
Let's torch some major calories this month! Burn at least 10,000 calories in July with your Spark to win a special virtual trophy.
So far I have 8,071 July Calories that I have potentially burned towards this months virtual trophy. I thought I was doing worse but I'm pretty pleased with to results so far and I have 10 more days to finish the month strong.
Today though I wanted to talk about my journey with spark. It has seen its ups and downs and not matter how well I'm intending to be I always fall short. Twice since starting I've had a knee replacement setting me back some, but not all of the way. Many days I've thrown in the towel but I'm smart enough to start over again the next day or sometimes even the next meal to get back on track.
It's an uphill journey. It will always be an uphill journey. Why you may ask? Because even once I hit my goal I will still have to maintain which means of course I will still be on a journey for the rest of my life. That sounds like such a hard thing to do and something that will take forever but it will be worth it. Do you know why? Because I AM WORTH IT!!!!.
That's right YOU ARE ALSO WORTH THIS JOURNEY. One step at a time as my friend Rose always says. I believe her. I also believe it's all about the choices I (we) make. Good ones and bad ones are always going to come our way. We must choose those that are healthy for us. Don't slack on that tracker. Don't slack on the exercising. Just don't be a slacker...
Just think about that quote. Isn't it so true? We are constantly fighting against the forces of food, but we don't have to. We can choose what we know to be healthier for us than that ice cream that is screaming our name in the freezer. Or the plate of food we've always been told to eat all of it because there are kids starving (which, by the way is true in a way), but not necessarily true for our journey. We can become who we want to be. We can free ourselves from the pattern of food that consumes us.
So try to remember the following quote that's on this picture:
Have a blessed day ~ Donna