Sunday, March 10, 2013
During this past weekend, the Biggest Loser Challenge has had an activity called "Horsin' Around on the BLC Ranch" and one way to earn points is to write a blog called "What's On Your Mind".
I am always thinking about a balance between work, working out, and spending time in ways that I find personally fulfilling. I would love to spend more time reading and listening to classical music but I am not willing to give up working out and sparking.
I am hoping to join the Captain ranks on BLC-22 and that will require more time but I think it's high quality time. Any time spent thinking about the one subject that was "verboten" to my mind for so many decades---my health, my appearance (by which I mean weight); my ability to use my body so that I can salvage something in my old age instead of angrily stuff myself to death--well that is time well spent. It's time well-spent not merely for myself but for those around me.
I try to get a lot of Spark Points every day--not just for the empty sake of points but because "sparking" leads me to discover new topics in the articles or new ideas on the message boards.
It's not what I ever expected of myself, but I want to keep sparking. There's a point when I exercise and now when I eat when things just "click" into place. With practice, difficulties have become habits.
And that's what's on my mind: maintaining these habits and knowing that exercise makes me a little bit kinder to others, a little bit more patient with others, a little bit more companionable for my husband, and a little less invested in a murky future and more in the here-and-now.
And that's not just horsing around! The BLC challenges always offer something to get me thinking and moving. They are well-worth it.