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A Strong (re)Start at Spark

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fourteen days in a row of working out. Fourteen. A fortnight, if you will. Whew. Two weeks.

After my rather lengthy hiatus from Spark, I decided to start hardcore with the exercise. No shortcuts, no “days off”. By making time every day of the week – including my busiest and my laziest – I have proven to myself that I can prioritize, can organize, can plan, and can be prepared. 5am jogs when I knew I’d be busy after work. 10pm swims even when I just wanted to flop and watch South Park. Those sacrifices have made all the difference - I feel fantastic! The workout schedule quickly became a part of my routine and is no longer optional.

I have also made some other changes. I’m back on the “only drinking (alcohol) two nights a week” plan, which I’ve done before, in 2008 when I joined Spark. A glass of wine with dinner counts as one night of drinking. So that’s inspired some big changes. And when going out to the bar isn’t an option, I found myself with more time for healthier decisions.

I’ll admit, some days I did less exercise than others. Yesterday I counted a stroll on the beach and some bodysurfing as my daily activity. That doesn’t really equate to the 6.5mph jog on the treadmill on Friday, or the 75 minute spinning class I took on Thursday. But it’s movement.

Signing off with much pride in my last two weeks!

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