Friday, December 06, 2013
My 2014 mantra 'It Always Seems Impossible Until it is Done!' Great words from Nelson Mandela, a man who inspired millions.
This picture was taken in November when I was going to do a 10K walk. I was on the ferry going to Barnston Island on the Fraser River.
Monday, December 02, 2013
I am on Day 2 of my new 10,000 Daily Steps Streak. While I was disappointed that my 32 Day streak ended, I learned something from it. Regardless of what I do in the day, I was still doing the steps. Sometimes I am quite tired and doing them in the evening before bedtime to keep the streak going. Other times I get way more than 10,000 with other things I am doing during the day.
I looked back at my Oct. 31 blog to see if I was sticking with my daily milestones.
10,000 Daily Steps
Morning (before lunch) 3,000
Afternoon (before dinner) get to 7,000
Evening get to 10,000
I am not spreading it out so well and am tiring out by doing 7,000 at times, so I will try harder to stick with the milestones.
But I am thrilled, I am back at it and going for my new personal best!
Sunday, December 01, 2013
My 32 day streak of 10,000 steps came to an end Friday night. We had been out with friends, for music bingo at the pub. I had 9,000 steps already and planned on getting in the last 1,000 before bedtime. When we got home hubby (with me right behind him) raided the fridge and pantry for crackers, cheese and antipasta. I realized it must be getting close to midnight,and started walking around the kitchen. I looked at the time, and it was after midnight! So my streak is broken and I took the day off today. Daughter and I went for pedicures, lunch and shopping. Tonight we went a Christmas party. So long story short, I took the day off from diet and exercise. Tomorrow I start my next 10,000 steps streak!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going - so true. Yesterday I woke tired and the whole day, seemed out of sync. I usually do my 3,000 steps first thing but didn't. Later in the day I was justifying why it would be ok to take a day off from the 10,000 steps. Then last night I got on the treadmill and hubby made dinner. We didn't eat till after 8 PM when I finished the 10,000 steps, but I was glad I did them.
I thought 21 days/repetitions made a new habit and today I read it was 66, so I am now aiming for a 66 day streak. Because my goal is number of steps, not minutes of exercise at the end of the day I may be tired from other things, but still need to get in the steps.
My feeling of hunger is gone. I focused on my The Full Plate Diet - putting more effort into my fiber. Breakfast - oatmeal, blueberries Lunch - side of chick peas Dinner - 2 servings of Vegetarian/Vegan Split Pea Soup (Spark recipe link below) 1/2 pear 1/2 apple and a Fiber 1 Bar for snack. Total 43 grams of fiber today.
I watch this short video today
Pea Soup Recipe
Sparking, weight loss and exercise are all one thing for me and Sparking is my main hobby. It takes time for the food and exercise - find recipes, shop, prepare, cook, clean kitchen, take out garbage, track nutrition, exercise, record exercise, participate in teams, etc. It's a great hobby!
Thanks to all my Spark friends who stopped by my last blog and encouraged me. I really appreciate it!
Monday, November 25, 2013
But did it to keep up my 10,000 step streak going and get closer to my year end goal of 199.9!
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