Thursday, August 02, 2012
Someone just asked me what my tips for Sparking are -- and how to get back on track. Here's how I'm staying on track...
So I have my ups and downs and times where I want to quit and binge and say screw it all. The trick for me is to get on Spark. And read. Read articles, read the daily spark blog, do what ever it takes to get to a bonus spin. My goal is to get a bonus spin everyday.
I also read a lot of blogs. I keep adding new friends constantly so I have more, and more blogs to follow. I just check the friend feed every day and see what everyone is doing.
If I am on a binge, I'll track it. Every time I go grab something else out of the kitchen, I force myself to add it on the computer or my phone. Then I can reeeeeeeeally see what I'm doing. Sometimes I'll feel like crap for everything I've eaten and then see its only been 1800 calories. It's not that bad. Crisis averted. 2200 calories -- a bad day, but not a total loss. If I ever go over 2400 or 2600, I just tell myself that is now my cheat day to reset my metabolism. One day won't kill me. Its quitting that will kill me.
So keep tracking, keep Sparking, and don't forget why you started. If you ever get in a bad mood, remember why YOU started. What are YOU doing this for? Do you want your life to keep going as it is, or do you want it to get better? Don't do it because everyone tells you to -- do it because YOU want to do it for YOU.
I might blog this... haha... like my third blog of the day. I think blogging helps because it shows you that people are checking in on you -- and that all of Spark wants you to succeed. No one will judge you here. They are all positive. They all care. They all want to make the same healthy lifestyle change that you do, and that makes a world of difference. I post a lot of things on here I'm to chicken to post on Facebook, and its okay, because here we are all in the same boat.
So get to Sparking!