OK so today my challenge didn't really apply to me this week - maybe other weeks but not right now and beside I needed to add this cause I know there have been questions as to why I would be spending money monthly for spark coach.
OK I have an answer - it's just like when I had a trainer at the gym (when I went to the gym) because it makes me do things I don't want to or am motivated to do on my own. Some days I wanted to be at the gym and other days I didn't but my trainer forced me to do things and listen to me complain about it (but I did it with all I had - complaining all the way lol) So same is happening here with Spark Coach - I don't always like the tasks like blogging but I do them for the points cause I'm a points girl!!!
I have a goal that I made Jan 1st to log in and spin for 365 days straight and so far I'm doing pretty good!!!! I know the cyber trophies are lame (in my own opinion) but they are still carrots that make me do what I can and I found out that all I needed to do was sit on my franny and read a bunch of stories and get points and double spin and get points and that's what I've done for a couple years - so the challenge of having to do physical things to get points because I'm paying for it makes me get my moneys worth. (I'm walking but thank you God for the weather cooling down)
When I first started Spark Coach I wasn't motivated and couldn't answer why I really wanted to do this, but my health is more important and that's really my drive - I don't want to be a hunched over little old lady - and if I don't starting taking control that's who I will be.
I don't want to keep looking at all the new jeans in my closet that have the tags still on them and I can't fit in them cause I keep changing sizes!!!
I know I will never be that young skinny girl I keep waiting to see in the mirror every morning - she has gone with time - but I want to see a new skinny girl that hopefully has aged gracefully with time!
My expectations are where there suppose to be - no distortion in my goals - So what have I done so far with my Spark Coach nagging at me??? :D
I'm still spinning daily to complete my 365 consistent days. I've shopped for food and made it a pleasant time, and I've been motivated and actually excited about cooking daily for 5 days now, and that's actually saying a lot
(we had spirit night tonight for my childs school and it was at a fast food place with not a lot of good selections, well I didn't go and cooked a fabulous dinner - Yeah me!!!)
This is saying a lot cause I could have copt out and just bought that junk, - plus shhhh don't tell any one I enjoyed cooking the meal too and it was a lot of work, but I was so proud of myself, I felt like Julia Child (yes it was that much work!!) and my family loved it too!!!
Now my food/cooking isn't the lowest in calories right now, but I'm cooking and getting back into the hang of it all - Baby steps - I will change all this slowly too (heck I figure what I'm cooking is so much better then fast food, that the calories don't matter right now)
So some days I have nothing to say and don't want to answer my Coach and other days I do have something to say or I feel extremely motivated like today!!! So I really do think for me spending the money is keeping me accountable and I so need that in my life right now - I think if all my days were ignoring my Coach tasks it really wouldn't be worth the monthly fee but I know I will have good days and bad days, so far this is working for me! (Today was a great day and I got 20 points for bonus spin - Bonus