Still searching for the spark ...
Friday, January 22, 2010
When I visited my email, I found so many emails from SparkPeople... I figured something was up. Then I found that I was Motivator of the Day! All those great comments and thumbs up! Wow! I found myself being motivated by you. Thanks!
An update of my search for the Spark. Due to cold, ice, and injuries, I have made the decision to join a fitness club for a couple of months. I tried it out this week and am not crazy about the extra travel time and commitment, but have found that I feel much, much better. Much less pain in my joints. So for these winter months anyway, I am going to try some spinning and yoga as well as the treadmill and elliptical. I hope to still get on my bike outdoors this winter, but when it is less icy and 20 degrees or warmer (seems we're not getting much of that...).
Eating. Still working on it. I am reading The Spark (very slowly, I might add). I read until something "sparks" with me. Then I think about that for a few days. Yesterday's reading was about visualizing. It dawned on my that I think about going home and eating before bed. I think about how nice it will be, how good the food will taste, how I will feel while eating (somehow I don't bother thinking about how I will feel the next day). Visualizing. Hmmmm.... I didn't even know I was doing it.
So yesterday, I visualized having a cup of chai tea with soy milk at bedtime. How nice it will be. Sweet, warm. How I am treating myself nicely. Did it work? Yes and no... I enjoyed the tea but still had some food, but it was less food and healthier food. So I would say it is a success. I am going to keep working with this.
Thanks to everyone for motivating me and supporting me!