Monday, January 10, 2011
ok... i'm still really new, but i find that the Sparkpoints page is a really good place to explore what Spark's has to offer, because it makes you go everywhere (well.. to earn points :) (at 1st..)
I think at 1st i would have been intimidated by the SparkTeams. But that's my old self: perfectionist, shy to share, to open up, to ask for help.
Now: not perfect - i don't need to meet all the challenges (sorry) BUT i know that in the past, i've never maintained weight loss. So i have to do things differently. And if i want to DO things differently, well.. i have to LEARN NEW THINGS.
so... message boards.. - well.. if you don't know, maybe you can't search (what you don't know)
SPARKTEAMS?? A WORLD opens up to you!!!!!!
This morning , i received the STRESS CHALLENGE 1st wk email (i NEED to do something about stress - because i've always resorted to food - not good, the challenge... 4 wks.. hmmm.. in 4 wks, perhaps i can change the way i act and see things.
1st on the list: a quizz (no Spark points (kidding!!! :) ): and for exercise, it talks about PERSPIRATION!!!!! What?? I thought being active was so much LESS than that! AND i thought, if i exhaust myself, i won't have any energy left (and i don't have any to spare to start with...) Still... seed in my mind...
Another sparkteam??? 1-day challenge (because, honestly, i can do pretty much ANYTHING for ONE day, not too intimidating. Today's challenge?? 30 minutes consecutive challenge yourself work-out.
ok.. 1st reaction: can't do it - well I DID IT!!! - what is 30 min... for ONE day. And YES i DID perspire, when i NEVER thought my little step could make be perspire (AND it takes sooooo much LESS time!! - i think i could actually FREE UP time by stepping up the intensity!!)
Other teams?? Organization (i've already started - not doing challenges per say, but being part of the group makes me AWARE - and that awareness makes me ACT)
Many teams mention 'me': me time, me pampering, me free time, fun - and those have been lacking in MY life. Being aware, over time may operate a shift in me: a shift that will allow weight maintenance (not there yet), but also a more happy, balanced, positive me.
ohhh!! and perspiring makes the 8 glasses of water soooooo much easier to achieve!!!!!