Monday, March 01, 2010
The kid's school had a book fair tonight, and to pull people in, they usually ask a guest reader to come in and read to the kids. This year, they had an Olympian Gold medalist come in. She won Gold in the 1994 winter Olympics, and a Silver in the 1992 Winter Olympics. She looked at the books that they had for her to read, and decided that the kids would be more interested in hearing about her journey to Gold. Boy, was she right. The kids loved it! I loved it! The other adults present loved it!
One of the things that she said really hit home for me. She said that the Olympian athletes practice everyday, 3 times a day. They fall, a lot, but they get back up and do it again. They go to classes, usually gymnastics, to teach them to fall, so they don't hurt themselves.
Sounds kinda familiar. A lot like many of our journeys here. Every day is a new day to practice, and we will stumble or fall, but we get back up and try again. We use Spark people and other resources to teach us what we need to do to lose the weight successfully and in a healthy way.
To end her session, she brought out her Gold and Silver medals. She told us about the medals, and I really had not known about how they were created before. The country hosting the Olympics get to design the medals, and they design them with something unique to their country. The gold medal she won, had granite in it from the stone that they blasted away to make the arena for the games. How cool is that. The silver she won, had crystal in it that was unique to that country.
I actually got to touch and look at both of the medals. What an inspiring evening it was!
Friday, February 19, 2010
1. Track my food everyday
Did not track food on 2/13, 2/14, and 2/15. We were away for the weekend for our anniversary.
2, Exercise at least 15 min every day
I missed 2 days, 1 because my ankle was really bothering me and the other because of a dental appointment
3. Get my house spring cleaned 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!)
I have 4 rooms completed so far! Woohoo! Would have more done, but the snow got in the way, and I had to shovel, LOL.
4. Follow the 28 day program in The Spark.
Got a little side tracked on this as well, but am trying to follow it.
So, not as on track as I would like to be, but a lot better then I had been doing.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
During all the snow that we had, I fell as I was walking. I didn't think much about it, because I really didn't go down that hard. This weekend, while we were down in Gettysburg, we did a lot of walking, and by Sat night, my ankle started to really bother me. It hurts when I put my shoe on and if I move it the wrong way. So my hubby told me to get it checked out on Monday. So Monday, I called the dr, made an appointment and went into see him. Of course he sent me for x-rays. Luckily there is no fracture, which is what he was afraid of, seeing that it took 4 days for the pain to start. So it is just a strain, but until it heals, it is going to bother me. I have not exercised since Sunday, Monday, I was pretty much on my feet all day, doing laundry and grocery shopping, and today, instead of doing housework, I sat with my foot propped up reading.
I am really bummed because today is the first day since the beginning of the year that I did not get up and get moving. I don't want to fall back into the rut I was in last year, where I went for days without exercising. But I know that I have to give my ankle a chance to heal, so I will take it easy for a couple of days. Hopefully by the weekend, it will be feeling better, and I will be able to get back at it.
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