Wednesday, June 01, 2011
This month I am setting goals that are "easy" to hit, so I can add a string of "victories" to my list and stay motivated.
Exercise at least 21 days this month.
Weight train at least 10 days this month (twice a week).
Sleep at least 6 hours a day (aiming for earlier bedtimes)
Lose 5 pounds (of fat, no excuses)
Make more than 50% of meals at home.
Take a cooking class, try new healthy recipes.
Aim to hit my nutrition tracker goals at least 10 days & take the feedback on all other days seriously.
No dessert unless I have exercised that day.
Otherwise I will continue all the usual streaks: water, running training program, tai chi, decluttering, meditating, journaling, and Sparking!
Here's to a great month of June!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Today would have been my 28th wedding anniversary. I was a tiny size when I got married, having lived several months in California and being super active, eating healthy vegetables and never going to fast food joints. I was running and lifting weights regularly. Fond memories...
Today I am heavier than I have ever been, but on the positive side have accomplished things this past year that I never even imagined (like half marathons). So I remind myself every day, start where you are and make the most of this moment.
Still aiming to lose the pounds, tone the muscles, and get back into single digit sized clothes this year.
Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Watch your thoughts, for they lead to words.
Watch your words, for they lead to actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
First we make our habits, then our habits make us. Charles C. Noble
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Rohn
Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits. Robert Pulller
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
When the scale doesn't show my progress, I still follow the plan.
Stay active, eat wisely within my calorie range, gain inspiration from my SparkFriends, keep learning, keep going. If I DO the work, the results will follow and speak for themselves. I am so grateful to understand the power of SparkStreaks. It keeps me from giving up when the scale doesn't cooperate. And I feel better, too!
Hope you are off to a great week of SUCCESS!!!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
As part of my class at Duke Integrative Medicine, we spent the day in silence (9am-4pm), meditation, and yoga practice, with some time for mindful eating at lunch and mindful walking meditation during the afternoon. It was a beautiful day and the space we occupied had skylights that were pleasant. It was quite peaceful. Some people were alumni of the course who have been returning for years. I am not sure how it will end up affecting me, but I now realize I can live without the radio on during the day and how wonderful it can be to get outside and experience all the things that are happening under our noses.
Hope you had a beautiful, peaceful day as well!
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