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Oh, Spark. Why can't I quit you??

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oh, Spark, why do I always lose you??

I have been B. A. D. Bad for the last month. I went on vacation, turned another year older, lost my spark, and didn't know where to find it :(

Almost exactly one month ago, I was in Key West - feeling pretty good that I kept up on my workouts and developed some lean muscle. I looked pretty good in my tank tops and halter dresses. So I ate. A lot. Of really fabulous food! And drank. A lot. Of delightful pina coladas pool side, and other delightful tropical beverages while I partied and celebrated my dear friend's wedding.

I came home knowing that I needed to get back on track, feeling the alcohol bloat. Then my grandfather got really sick, quite suddenly. So I started in on some emotional eating. When I had to go back to Utah unexpectedly for the funeral a few days later, I ate and ate and ate...and also drank. With the family.

And again I came home knowing that I needed to get back on track, feeling even more alcohol and/or Tex-Mex bloat. But my 31st birthday was only a few days I ate more and drank more. Feeling tired, unmotivated, all around crappy.

My sister and brother-in-law came to town last weekend - we had another fabulous time! I'm so glad they could come out to stay for a long weekend! But of course, what did we do? Watch the Cardinals in the World Series. Drink, a lot. Eat, a lot.


Now I'm back. Back on Spark. Back to what I know is a WAY healthier lifestyle. Back to wanting to be healthy, happy, and fit.

I actually picked up The Spark and re-read parts of it yesterday, trying to find my Spark again. I thought about the goals I set earlier this year, and how I really haven't met many of them...yet. I read the Fast Break chapter, and it hit me - Hey, I've done this before. It felt great! I'm going to do it again!!!!

So, for me, it's Fast Break Week.

Watch out, Spark. Here I come!

Goals for the week:
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
2. Get at least 10 minutes of fitness every day.
3. Read an inspirational quote and/or my fitness goals one time per day.

I'm also going to track my food this week and look for ways to improve.

I can do this!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STFY31 10/25/2011 11:51PM

    Way to go on finding ways to get your spark back...maybe I should dig out my spark book! :)
Keep it up and don't feel bad for celebrating when celebration is due! :)

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BONJI40 10/24/2011 4:29PM

    Oh! What a great idea to re-read parts of The Spark! I have been in the exact same place lately, and can't figure out how to get my Spark back. I'm glad you're feeling Sparky again!! I hope to join you soon! :)

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KAKLUCK 10/24/2011 3:38PM

    Great goals! Good luck!

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RAYVEN01 10/24/2011 11:37AM

    I lost my spark for years, so one month is a great turnaround! Good goals to get back in the swing, good luck!

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BETTERJULIA 10/24/2011 9:57AM

    Good goals to start. Life sometimes does get in the way and we enjoy it don't beat yourself up over those choices just move forward now - you can do it!

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STARLIGHT615 10/24/2011 9:37AM

    Glad that you found your spark and are back!! Start small and you will be on your way in no time!

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DDOORN 10/24/2011 9:30AM

    Great to have you BACK and SPARKIN'!


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JELLEN726 10/24/2011 9:18AM

    We are in the same boat! I had a ton going on for over a month. Lost my spark and now I am feeling it. I need to get it back.

Your goals are amazing. I wish you the best of luck with it! emoticon

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