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Week one.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I have been reading The Spark. I have decided that I should give it a try. Step by step. So the past five days, I have been on my fast break.

I have eaten at least 5 veggies and fruits each day.
I have worked out for at least 10 minutes a day even tho my ankle is not working out with me. (Lots of pilates and upper body stuff.
I have cheered on another member everyday.

The coolest action step I took was to make my vision collage. I used Pinterest to put together my healthy vision. At first I thought this was really dorky and wanted to skip it. But I figured that if I am going to do the Spark thing, I had better do all of it. It took me a while to get my Pinterest invite, but it was so easy to do. I just used Google images search engine.

I am going to reward myself with a pedicure after I am done my fast break. This will be just in time for a vacation too. I am supposed to pick a big reward for finishing all four steps and I really can't think of anything, so I think I will take a week off from work and just hang out.

I have set up shop with weights, a mat, a roller at home and a stability ball at work. I also have some healthy snacks at work. At home, we have gotten rid of anything with HFCS, and MSG. It is amazing where you can find that garbage. In fact, on Friday, I had a Fuddruckers banana milkshake to celebrate my polar bear plunge. I felt so terrible after the shake, I had to take a nap. YUCKY stuff.

I have also been drinking more plain water. At least 1/2 of the fluids I drink each day are just water.

My goals are to:

weigh 150 lbs by June. I currently weigh 168.
play more and work less.
eat more fresh and real food. Less processed foods.
control evening eating.
keep up with my kids and my breath at the same time.
to gain more organization in my life.
listen to music daily.
learn to plan meals for the family, including using all leftovers.

I think that covers all of the action steps, even tho my goals aren't very well defined. I will work on honing them.

I guess I need to start reading the Phase II stuff so I can plan ahead. Wish me luck!
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  • BERRY4
    Every step is just that, as long as you are facing forward & headed toward where you want to be.
    You CAN do it!!
    2086 days ago
    Wow, you're doing great! It sounds like you've got a good grasp on how this works and are committed to making it work for you. Keep it up!
    2086 days ago
    Good luck and congratulations. I had not thought of using pinerest to to the vision collage. That is such a wonderful way to use that resource! I need to invest in more objects to accomplish this goal within my home. Good luck as you move forward!
    2087 days ago
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