Friday, May 31, 2013
It's all connected you know -- the physical and mental aspects of this healthy body and weight loss journey we are on. Spark Coach has been a positive experience for me because it not only gives us the information we need to develop our body, but challenges us mentally to sort out just why we are doing this. I think if we are doing it solely to look good in those skinny jeans or a size 10 we probably will lose some of our motivation to stay on course. The real prize is to be able to accomplish the goals and dreams we have for our life -- our bucket list if you will and have the health and fitness to really enjoy it. Just like when we were kids out playing, riding our bikes, climbing trees, and building forts (I was definitely a tomboy.) We were naturally developing our fitness without realizing it, and enjoying ourselves in the process. One of our Spark Coach assignments was to create a bucket list -- which surprised me. I actually had one I had been working on in the computer so I pulled it out and reviewed it. Some I have checked off and others still remain on the list. I have shared just a few of them on my Spark Page and thought they might be food for thought for others. Right now the top of my list is to lose weight and achieve a decent level of fitness and that is where my focus is for the moment. I am still working on other goals at the same time such as working on my cookbook (which has turned out to be a lot more time & effort that I ever anticipated.) I'd like to travel to the Canadian Northwest and the Grand Canyon one of these days, but when I get there I want to be able to hike and get out there and really enjoy it. That's where these health and fitness goals come in.
I don't mind telling you it is far more difficult to achieve weight loss and fitness when you are in your 60's but it can be done and I will do it. It may take longer and it may take more determination to stick with it, but I can't wait to achieve it. I can almost taste it and that will taste better than any tempting treat.
So once again thank you to Spark People for helping me realize once again why this journey is so worth it. Think about how you will feel when you have the energy and the good health to play with your kids and grandkids, or just go for a hike in the woods and watch the sunset from the top of a mountain! Nothing better, my friend, than having the good health to enjoy the wonderful gift of life that God has given us!