Sunday, January 03, 2010
Wow, I didn't blog for the entirity of 2009. That's pretty sad. Didn't post for the bootcamps I did. Didn't even post when I hit my 2 year spark-aversay. This is pretty indictive of how the year has been. I've been here (on SP) all along. Log in most days. But the level of activity has really fallen off. Food tracking the past few months has been sparatic at best. Busy-ness is up and exercise is down. I think I fell off the wagon at the end of summer and I keep trying to climb back up but just haven't been able to stay onboard. I ended the year a full 10plus pounds over my goal weight. Thru December I focused on just trying to stop the damage and get some healthy habits in place during the crazy and stressful holidays. I am ready to get back the energy and focus I had before and those healthy habits. I am reading The Spark, which has already highlighted for me some of the things I need to do to help. 1) Help others. Before I was participating more in the community here on SP and I have totally dropped that. Encouraging others keeps me motivated. 2) Streak. I bought a little calendar to track my streaks to motivate me to keep it going. I think this visual will really help. 3) Vision. I need to refocus on my goals. While the scale is a good, easy way to measure, its reading is not my ultimate goal. The goal is a healthy body. I need to re-do (and post) a vision collage as this will help keep me focused on that goal and be motivating. With the kids back in school I can work on that this week. I know that with the synergy effect I can get where I want to go with these things in place. This is just a little bump, an new hill to climb, on my lifelong journey. But with everything I have achieved and learned I can get where I want to be.