Sunday, January 01, 2012
I'm finally ready to get serious, and I also have the support of my husband which is very important to me. He has his own program, and was skeptical of sparkpeople. He has read a little of the spark and has agreed to support me if I'm really gonna do it. Now I'm Ready. I have made a vision collage and posted it on my spark page. It hangs on my wall next to my bed so I see it first thing every morning. It represents things that are important to me, and other things I want to be better at. The picture of the girl in the lower right hand corner is me in 2004. I felt using a skinny mini picture of me would be better motivation than a picture of a model because that's not realistic to work towards.
My fast break goals are to wake up without hitting the snooze button, walk my dogs everyday, and drink 8 glasses of water everyday. To meet the first goal I have recorded my own voice as an alarm on my cell phone. That makes me my own coach in the morning saying Wake up Dont hit the Snooze We Must conquer the morning! It has been working quite well:) My dogs themselves help me with the next one. They simply follow me around all morning as I get ready making sure I dont forget them. The third goal is the toughest to meet. the most success i have had is toting around a water bottle that holds half my daily water. drinking 2 of those doesnt seem as hard as drinking 8 small glasses of water. sometimes you have to trick your mind. My exercise motivation is my January jumpstart challenge. Today was day 1 and i liked how I felt afterward. I encourage all to check it out. that's where i'm at so far. I'll continue posting progress as I go along. i would love to here your comments.