Monday, March 04, 2013
So today on my Spark Coach it was all about figuring out what you really want in life and then creating your goals to get there. I'm having the hardest time figuring out what I REALLY want in life.
I mean everyone has better finances, security, a healthy lifestyle, etc. But what are those really?
What do I really want? What truley motivates me?
I'm finding that not having these answers for myself is causing actual concern and stress in my life. I'm such an "A" type personality with controll of everything and now I have this item which I've never really thought about. I never thing about what I want only what I need to do.
Does anyone know any excercies that can help one figure out what they really want in their life? What truly motivates them?
I'm looking for help....
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I love Audible.com. I can listen to The Spark while going to and from work, while exercising, while eating, while working. I'm on my first full listen all the way through though.
Just finished a section on short term, medium term, and long term goals. So I figured there was no better place, but here on my blog for all to see to put my goals down in writing.
Short Term Goals: Drink 8 glasses of water a day for th30 days (this is a huge short term for me since prior to this time around I hated drinking water, I'm already actually enjoying the taste and finding it easier than ever before)
Lose 4 pounds in 30 days
Give myself a 5 minute pep talk every day for 30 days
Exercise at least 10 minutes per day for 30 days
Those are all I could really commit to myself right now and I think they are a good start. I'm having a hard time with medium term, and making a S.M.A.R.T. long term goal. There are a couple articles on the site thought that I'm going to read and then post the other two.
Not a bad start for me. I'm still sparking and keeping the above commitments to myself above.
I hope everyone else is out there finding their 'fire' as well. If you haven't yet, I promise you will. Just believe in yourself!
Note to self: Yesterday for the first time in my entire life I said "I was amazing!" I even believe it right now and that's never happened before. It's the spark that's creating this fire in me.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Super stressed today, between finances, the job, getting home late, the first snow storm here in Phoenix and mad traffic and people just not doing what they are supposed to, I had had it by the end of the day. 7 o'clock and I'm still not home and I called my house, the kids are hungry.,,, I went back to standard habits. I ordered pizza, fried mushrooms and headed home to deal with things there, Got home to a dirty house, one child being punished for misbehavior by spending time in the corner, then arguments over how much pizza each child had. I started eating and spiraled out of control. Now I'm so stuffed I couldn't move even if I wanted to do excercise, I'd think about a walk, but it's 43 degrees outside and I'm afraid I'd toss my cookies. So instead of getting further behind and hitting the lemon cake I'm going to finish filling in my spark, and head for a relaxing bath with a candle and some soothing music.... Time to unstress and head to bed.
I'll be right back on track tomorrow,
Don't look at my spiral and quit on yourself. I'm not! I'm just regrouping and moving on,
I refuse to continue to beat myself up for hitting a bad spot. I'm amazing and I know it!
Thank goodness for the stress busting team I joined. I'm in serious need of help there.
Wishing you all the best of sparking!!!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Today was asked to share some of my favorite plate meals on my blog for future reference.
Breakfast: Oatmeal, Raisins, Nuts, some fresh fruit (or frozen depending on the season) with a glass of milk
Waffle with fresh fruit instead of syrup, turkey sausage baked not fried, and a glass of milk
Lunch: Spinach Salad with feta & parmesan cheese, triscuits, tuna or chicken, red rip tomato and russian dressing glass of water - nummy!!!
Tilapia (grilled), asparagus, fresh salad with balsamic vinegar (lettuce & tomatoes), long grain or brown rice
Dinner: 3 oz steak, baked potato with sour cream and scallions, black berries & fresh peas
Small Baked chicken breast with bread crumbs, italian green beans in balsamic vinegar with crushed red peppers, sliced grapples and a glass of milk
These are my favorites, I've done them in the past now I just have to keep doing them again and again... It's awesome that I like them!!!!
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