Thursday, February 04, 2010
This is my reminder that awards are a good thing.
As I continue on with posting this month about the good things in spark people and the changes they have made in my life, I wanted to focus today on the awards.
I did get a perfect attendance award and I covet that! I am about 150 days or so of logging in to SP. I certainly don't want to break that streak. Logging in everyday always gives me some kind of motivation, direction, reminder, and just helps me focus on what it is that I'm trying to accomplish here.
I love the points! I have gotten an award for over 500 points a month for the last several months. The point system is very motivating to me on most days. I find that by shooting for points it makes me work the system better and get in my goals, fitness, nutrition tracking, reading, and supporting and that all criss crosses into good things for me.
Two months in a row I've gotten very close to my goal of 1,500 fitness minutes. I have received the award for 1,000 fitness minutes and made faces because I didn't quite meet my goal. I'm going to work towards that one again this month and see if I can get the next level award. That in and of itself is a good thing because it keeps me working out!
One of the awards I received really pumped me up. I have a new icon on my page that I got in January. I'm now a spark people motivator and am linked on the community page. I appreciate all the people who voted for me. I'm grateful to somehow have motivated someone on their journey towards wellness.
If you've received an award that you're proud of, tell me about it when you post on this blog. If you're striving for one and want some encouragement, let me know what it is.
Let's aim for this at the end of the month!!!!
Monday, February 01, 2010
This is my reminder for the month that planning is a good thing.
Sometimes life is chaotic and you don't have time everyday to pack your lunches, snacks etc. I've tried to overcome that by taking in some groceries to work at the beginning of the week. I have a drawer and an overhead bin that I keep non-perishables in, and a refrigerator in the break room.
so what's in my basket of goodies that I took? Blackberries, blueberries, 2 kiwi, greek yogurt with honey, egg beaters, weight watchers cheese, whole wheat/flax english muffins, hummus, stacy's plain pita chips, baggies of dried fruit/nuts, and some fiber bars. Now there is no excuse not to eat something healhty.
Each day this month I'm going to post something that's a good thing. So far I've done perspective, courage and planning. I think focusing on the good parts of our journey help us overcome the stress and the bad parts. If you read this blog and post, tell me what some of your good strategies are for staying on track.
Let's get to the finish line together!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
This is my reminder to not lose perspective.
This is my reminder that when I have, I need to go to the Reports tab and run the Stay On Track Calendar.
So I'm having my coffee this morning and catching up on SP before I hit the gym. I had a very bad week this last week due to stress, family issues, work projects, random occurring events all bulking up into a difficult week. I felt like I had lost all perspective. My fitness minutes goal is going unreached this month. I felt like I had gotten so far off track because of that and breaking my streaks on water, veggies, situps, etc. etc.
That's usually when we hit the danger zone and we start thinking things like...I already messed up why don't I go eat five brownies right???
That's just the devil talking and I don't like the sound of his stupid voice or the direction he leads me in.
I like the sound of SP and the encouragement and support from friends. Anyway I ran that report and much to my surprise I had forgotten alot of the good things I had done this month...like drop four lbs. I had lots of days where I did meet my goals. It wasn't so bad after all just because the last week was.
So I'll aim for that 1,500 fitness minutes mark in February and try to stay more focused if I hit another bump in the road like this past week.
I'll cheer myself on and start over on some streaks. I got back on the 8 water band wagon yesterday. Today I'll get back on my situps and fruits/veggies and working out. All is not lost due to one difficult week.
And yeah me...I never ate those brownies or anything else bad. I managed to eat healthy all the way through it and that counts for something in my book too.
So welcome a new day and a new beginning to a wonderful week. I learned alot about myself and stress this past week and I've got some new tools to work with. One is called perspective.
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