Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I heard about this 15 Day Vitality Challenge by SPARKGIRL32. I had attended one of her SparkLive! classes a while back and really enjoyed it. I found out about the challenge today and decided it is just the thing I need right now. :)
So, the pre-challenge assignment is to answer a few questions.
What goals are you setting for this challenge?
* Self-love- Meditating once a day
* Nutrition- tracking my meals, no matter how "off" my plan I am
* Fitness- Do 10 minutes of cardio in addition to my walk to the kids bus stop each day.
Why did you choose these goals? I picked meditating because it really calms me and makes it much easier to reflect on what I really want. I chose tracking because I have realized that I have distorted ideas of how many calories (and other nutrients) are actually in the food I eat. Tracking is the only way to know for sure! And I chose 10 minutes of cardio because I need more exercise. I stay at home all day, except for the slightly over half mile walk to and from the kids bus stop. I don't do much moving around at all. I feel better when I move and more importantly, my foot feels better.
What do these goals mean to you? These goals mean freedom. WHEN I accomplish these goals, I'll be able to accomplish anything.
Why did you choose to participate in this challenge? Because while I have come a long, long way in changing my thinking, I haven't done a lot with my weightloss.
At the end of these 15 days, what do you hope to accomplish? I'm trying to find a way of merging this happier mentality with my goal of getting healthy.
What do you want to feel like? Powerful! Confident!
What is going to tell you that you are headed in the right direction during this challenge? Being about to maintain what I'm doing.
What is going to be different when it comes to how you approach your weight loss this time? Slow and steady! I have a habit of jumping in over my head and giving up. My aim this time is for the long haul, not a quick fix!