This was the first week of doing something new each week equaling 52 new things in 2013 - at least! It would seem I'm going to end up with more, but i don't consider that a bad thing! if you would like to join my Spark Buds and me on this adventurous challenge, please join us at our team www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
My new thing ended up being starting this brand new team. i had never done this before on Spark! I had such a wonderful time thinking of forums and topics. Another thing that was a wonderful enjoyment was coming up with some ideas for our team mates to use as "new things" to try. Some were for food or exercise and others were for motivation along the way while yet others were for wellness or personal satisfaction. All were good stuff. There have been additions, too. What was a personal satisfaction for me was to leave Spark for the night with being the only member, then awaking to a total of 6, then ending the week with a total of 10 members. Perhaps others of you have started teams with many more members, but i am so please with how many have joined us thus far. I feel the team is already a success!! The topper was LADYIRISH317 agreed to help with the team and has made her own forum for games and fun stuff! She is so good doing those things and she honored me by taking on this new duty. it ensures lots of fun for members joining the team and a terrific addition.
Well, that was how my first week challenge went!
Now i'm onto the second week. So far I am looking at two new things to try. i'm sure one will be for this week and the other possibly for another week or even this week!!
#1 Trying a new food - Bob brought home a small bag of animal crackers. These are about 1/2 the size of normal cracker. I have been having such difficult time finding things to eat without having my mouth burn or chewing them enough to swallow properly, I love finding new foods - especially if i find i can eat them. i doubt i could manage the regular size, but these are so thin, i just might be able to do so!!
#2 Trying a new type of exercise for fun. I have been checking on different web sites to try to find something i haven't tried but seems I can do without having a problem with my breathing (dry mouth) or further injuring my knee. I think I may have found one!! Whether or not I start would depend on how quickly I could have access. If I have to order a dvd, it might not happen until next week. The thing I found? Belly dancing for exercise!! Now how exciting is that?!?!?
I am so stoked about all of these new things in my life!! I can hardly wait to blog on how the new thing(s) of the week went to keep myself accountable and to share. Right now i can't imagine this will ever become a problem, but anything can happen. If I ever have a problem, i may have to come on here, eat my words, and ask for suggestions/help from all of you!!
The first question that comes to my mind is, do any of you belly dance? How was it to learn? Did you do it on your own or find a class to learn? Was it difficult? Had you taken dance classes before? Did you enjoy it? Are you still dancing for exercise? Guess that was more than one question, wasn't it?
Enjoy your week and always try to do your best, help others to feel good about themselves and smile!!
Peace Love Hope