Wednesday, April 21, 2010
As I am using the SPARK tool of changing my life it has shown me this: I have to change to change. Imagine that...what was I thinking I was doing...only making a change here and there?
My new goal is not weight loss but fitness. Now, honestly what do I know about it? Well, as I take the time each day to maximize my spark points...it forces me to DO THE WORK....read, do polls, blog, reply to others ideas, read about fitness, motivation, spin the will, read a science article about medicine and health, and see how exercised are really done for more effective BURN.....well it is re-education for a "old dog" like me.
I thought I knew a lot but SPARK keeping showing me...I need information to change. I need changing and I have to change to change. I have to let go of something and pick up something else! I have to learn the philosophical assumptions below the desire to make a lifestyle of fitness and I have to become a better conscious cook to eat healthy food and more...I have to drink the water, go to sleep regularly....yikes...exercise with an intention and more than anything: CHANGE MY OLD THINKING ABOUT CHANGE.
Wow, what a thing this change is....what is the definition of change....to take an action that will result in something being different...oh you mean me? I wanted things to be different but I did not want to change and when I was dieting...I just wanted to change for a while instead of creating that SPARK life style change...they recommend. In fact, everyone recommends...from Oprah to Dr. Phil to Suzanne Sommers. They all say the same thing!
Because it is true: I have to accept change as the key ingredient to changing who I am to what I want to become physically, emotionally and spiritually.
So Sparking...is the bomb! It has exploded all over my life as a friend, comrade for the biggest revolution in my life: fitness and healthy in moderation and with permanence but with grace and perfect imperfection.
Can anyone relate to this?