Sunday, September 07, 2014
A Spark Friend is suffering from "I've Run out of Steam"
I started to pen this to this friend but decided to post it as a blog instead.
I have wondered just HOW you managed to be so UP.... now I know that it is not a permanent place for you EITHER...
I manage to get bursts of UP from time to time but then I just get so TIRED from being UP, that up becomes a flat line somewhere down around my knees. And it takes me a while and just plain determination to get myself up and going once again. It takes an awful lot of energy to be UP ( a little miss PEPPY) a lot more energy than I have to spend way too many days.
So-o-o-o, maybe we can try a mini challenge between the two of us.. we will strive to be UP for one hour a day.. the rest of the day we can coast... What do you say. Maybe we will have to strive for 12 5-minute UPs that would be our hour...or 6 t0-minute UPs or 4 15-minute UPs or ....
Well, it was a thought... probably not such a great one, But you do need to give me credit for trying. Way too many of the things I need to do...seem way too big for me to tackle.. But if they are to get done... I am the one that has to get on the ball and get them done. Otherwise another year of my life will have flown by and I will still be in the exact same spot or even further behind the eight-ball than I am already.
Boy this is not turning out so great... it was supposed to be a "Cheer UP" message not a drag you down missive.
I tell you another thought I had... 2 or 3 weeks of "PRE" challenge is very exhausting. It is like every day prep'in for a race tomorrow and that tomorrow is 3-weeks away. The danger being that by race day.... you are so tired from preparing that you have nothing left for the show. So start now pacing yourself... This quest for a healthy LIFE-STYLE which inevitably will give us our thinner healthier selves... is not a "SPRINT" it is a rest-of-our-lives "TREK" aka journey.
IMHUO (In My Humble Unbiased Opinion) this challenge and all of the challenges on SparkPeople should be used as TOOLS to LEARN ways to make PERMANENT changes in the way we view and utilize Nutrition and Fitness. Because once we do attain our fitness goals.. if we go back to the same habits we had before we started this journey... we will soon be right back where we were before we started this journey and probably worse off than before.
Well, I hope I didn't bum you out.
I am not sure if any of the other challenge leaders on SparkPeople would agree with what I have said,, but it is what I believe.. Being on a winning team is great. But if the team members are not truly winning their war to learn new habits, then how great was the team win. Almost like the operation was a success but the patient died.
Oh, dear, I probably should not send this....
I think I will put it in a blog instead..
Probably should not have posted it as a blog either..
But I did spend the time to create this mess.. and no one forced you to read it. At least I hope no one is being forced to read anything posted on this site.
Nighty Night, my brain is tired and ready to just relax into the evening.
Hugs to all of you who want one or two.
Hugs are great, when you give one you get one back.. well in the real world, not so much here in the virtual world. But that is okay, too!