Sunday, January 02, 2011
Thanks to my time on Spark I can set much more realistic goals now. This week I want to blog on positive things I have gained from Spark and how I intend to use them for a great 2011.
My first step this morning was to use an idea I gained from reading JOHNTJ1's blog toward the end of last year. If you would like to read John's blog yourself you can find it at www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
John wrote "If you check out my Spark Page youíll notice my ticker says ďzero.Ē Thatís because I reset my weight goals. Iím not going to give myself a chance to fall back on past performance." When I read this I knew that it was something I would have to do myself for 2011. I want everyone, including myself, to see my progress in 2011 and not gains I made two years ago.
It was an easy change. I went to my Spark Page and edited it. My current weight was the starting point and I set the goal weight at 60 pounds less as I have a goal to average 5 pounds per month this year. I or my Spark friends can see just where I am at reaching my goal throughout 2011. I am holding myself accountable for all to see.
I also changed the background and icon on my ticker. One of the main streaks I plan to track this year is to run at least one mile every day of the year. I will keep track of this in streaks. I thought the runner background was appropriate for 2011. I chose the heart icon because I wanted to remind myself of how good it will be for my heart and health.
I will blog more about my new goals and implementation throughout January. I decided to reread "The Spark". I am finding that to be very valuable.
I also look forward to reading all the blogs of my friends in Spark. Many of these blogs add to my Spark knowledge and encourage and teach me new techniques. I want to thank everyone whose words like JOHNTJ1's words that have helped me in 2010. Your taking the time to share your experience both positive and negative along with your methods of attacking the negative has made a great difference to me.
I am not starting over again, but instead resetting my goals.