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Getting Sparked, A New Motivating Motto

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I just re-read over the "secrets of success" that Sparked Me. I had forgotten most of them. One that sparked me again today was suggesting to exercise in 10 minute spurts throughout the day, doing a variety of mini workouts, and by the end of the day realize that you exercised an hour or maybe more. Of course you'd have to do it on a relatively free day to get that many minutes accomplished. But even 3 sessions would add up to a nice amount for me.

Today I got angry about something, and in my anger I declared (to myself) that I wasn't going to work my plan for the day, in regard to exercise. I told myself "who cares if I don't meet my star quota for the week" (my week ends on Sundays) I surprisingly didn't go for food in anger. That, in my mind would cause more grief than neglecting to work out. But one thing I did after my episode of anger was to get on SP. Maybe subconsciously I wanted to be motivated to go ahead and get a workout in. This Secret to Success, is getting my juices flowing...I just might do some spurts of activity! I also was surfing around SP and came across some random Sparker's SPage, and read one of her mottos. She said "any exercise is better than no exercise".
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KATD13 8/22/2012 9:23PM

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_JODI404 8/19/2012 8:04PM

    Glad you got on Spark ~ that was a great decision!!

I *love* 10 min spurts of exercise. I often do that on breaks, lunch, pm on my work at home days. It adds up to quite a bit by the end of the day and is the best way for me to make sure it happens!

I hope you work through what was upsetting and have a fabulous week ahead!

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POPSY190 8/19/2012 3:22PM

    Good response to the anger. I'm making a list of sayings to use as mantras at critical moments. Sort of version of counting to ten.

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SWEDE_SU 8/19/2012 3:18PM

    that is indeed good advice! you never know where the motivation to get back on track will come from, but there it was! emoticon emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 8/19/2012 2:51PM

    Great One! emoticon

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SHERIO5 8/19/2012 2:49PM

    Isn't it nice when you do something productive instead of something destructive? I love SP for that, many times, like you, I've Sparked instead of eating or getting angry and found myself in a much better place, even "sparked" like you.

Good for you! I hope this gives you a boost!

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