Monday, September 23, 2013
Yesterday, I made a goal to take a walk at work today--to go to the exercise room before going to my car, even if it was only for a 10-minute walk. Or, to take a walk at some point during the day. I almost never work less than 9 hours a day and today was no exception. Circumstances conspired against me--my first day back from vacation with lots of catching up to do, two sick calls so I got to do some patient care but that put me further behind on my management duties, lots of issues to deal with so when it came time to leave....like a cow to the barn I headed to my car and home. Once home, hubby made me dinner and I settled into my chair to watch Monday Night football. I logged into SparkCoach and-uh oh-accountability time--realized I hadn't followed through on my plan for today. So, at half-time, I got on the treadmill and even though I rationalized that I did good yesterday so could take today off, committed to walking at least 10 minutes. Once I got going and was feeling pretty good at 8 minutes, figured I should do at least 15 but then I visualized where I want to be and decided to do at least as much as yesterday--which I did--and I shaved 10 seconds off my mile time. It is SOOOO easy to talk myself out of doing the right thing but the SparkCoach motivation gave me the little push I needed to make the right choice. Good for me!