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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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  • TEACHING1ST
    Cyndi, my school asks us to fill out a card with our goals for the year when we begin in-service....one 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...

    Mary
    1599 days ago
  • TUFFYBIRD
    Finding that balance is never easy. I'm exactly the same. Good luck with your goals (not that you'll need it).
    1600 days ago
  • CALIDREAMER76
    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!
    1608 days ago
  • MOTHEROFBOYS5
    I love your positive attitude!! emoticon
    1608 days ago
  • LOSE4LIFE47
    You have GREAT goals. Keep up the good work!!
    1608 days ago
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