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Why is time an issue?

Friday, July 13, 2012

Most of my excuses I have found over the past two years since I started with Spark and lost and gained and now gained even more, is that I don't really have the time. I am already on the computer 24/7 with taking online grad classes and getting on to track and check Spark messages takes time. However, if I just carve out a bit of time each day for it, I know it has so many benefits. I have uploaded the tracking app on my phone and this will help.

Goal - Log on everyday and enter my food and exercise! For right now, I just need to find the 15 minutes to do that.

Time to exercise, especially my strength training can be tricky. Yet I rememeber that when I was on the losing track it was because I was combining my strength in short segments even as I brushed my teeth or watched a program with my children. Time is there, I just need to use it.

Goal - Get in strength at least 3 times a week.

Time to relax and just unwind. This is really important as my life has been insanely busy and my friends and family are not calling because I am just never here. The stress I put upon myself is not helping my body at all or my happiness. I am finding the balance of doing what I enjoy by helping others and getting the ones I love around me to accept my balance.

Goal - Take Friday or Saturday evenings to just enjoy talking with people, so they just don't feel like I am too busy to care. I care deeply about my family and friends!

Time is not measured in minutes, but in the moments we enjoy!
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    Cyndi, my school asks us to fill out a card with our goals for the year when we begin for school, one personal, and one 'whatever.' I ALWAYS put down finding a balance and getting more exercise/control of my portions, etc. on there....and I've been doing this a lot longer than you have, lol. it's SO hard to find that balance, especially when you have kids still at home. I don't, and I STILL have trouble. School consumes teachers. Do try to carve out that 'me time! Best of luck...

    2067 days ago
    Finding that balance is never easy. I'm exactly the same. Good luck with your goals (not that you'll need it).
    2068 days ago
    Great goals Cyndi - I wish you luck in each of them. They are attainable and the last one may be the most important for your mental well being!
    Not knowing the family and friends - but knowing you - I'm sure all care as deeply for you as you for them, I know I do!
    emoticon I think sitting out on that beautiful deck, smelling the flowers and chatting with those you love is a great weekend goal!
    2076 days ago
    I love your positive attitude!! emoticon
    2076 days ago
    You have GREAT goals. Keep up the good work!!
    2076 days ago
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