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Day Five of Spark Streak DONE! 94 Days to go until Summer!

Monday, March 18, 2013

I really have no idea what that picture is about...but it made me laugh.

Yesterday day 5 trifecta of tracking, water and fitness:

Tracking habit: Stayed within my calorie range for the day. emoticon

Water habit: Drank my 32 oz cup down....twice. emoticon

Fitness habit: Got to the gym! emoticon

Streaking for Five Days! DONE!

Today is my day 6 on the quest to do the right thing and track my food, drink my water and to do some sort of fitness.

Food, Water and Fitness...oh my!

In the past, I have tracked, but not done water or fitness too well. Or I have been a beast with fitness and water but left tracking in the dust. Or some other permutation that kind of sort of included one or the other but not all three.

In addition to practicing various combinations of those aspects of health and well being on and off over the last year, (last few years actually...last few decades maybe) at times, I would I spend a great deal of time pondering what internal "broken" pieces of me kept me from doing these three simple things all together, easily and consistently.

In addition to "pondering" there was often great deal of anger, gloom, guilt, exasperation, discontent, recrimination and sadness.

Somewhere along the way, I picked up the fourth "tool" that I'm going to add to this count down. Another Sparker reminded me of it in his blog.

He called my "triumvirate" the: "Four-umverate Features of the Sparky lifestyle." (Check out BOSS61 and his blog titled: "GRAPEFRUIT Game - Week 6 (The "F" Week)"

Along with Food, Water and Fitness he reminded me that there was the "attitudinal/psychological" aspect of this lifestyle that has to be attended to.

Oh, how true!

So, for now, I'll add an emoticon to indicate how I felt about the previous day. To help keep that attitude smily, here are innumerable internal tools that I use also. Most (if not all) were absorbed little by little through Podcasts called "Inside Out Weight Loss"

I will Spark more about those tools in the future. I do have 94 more days to go, so I must pace myself.

The inside issues are an important, if unseen, part of this quest. These tools are not about the "numbers" oriented things that show up on my count down everyday. They are about overcoming "limiting beliefs" and creating a motivational "cocktail" that will stop me from starting off like a rocket with my goals, and then fizzling as I dive head first into the nearest bowl of Cheetos.

Heads up: There is a IOWL Team, and I help run the board. You can find links to the podcasts on the Team.

So yesterday, my "attitudinal/psychological"emo
ticon would be: emoticon

As in "Hell Ya! I can do this"

Welcome to Day 6 and 94 Days left until Summer!!

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    YEAH YOU!!!! you are an inspiration for so many who are having a difficult time with the weather and the seemingly failure of spring to ever arrive...
    you have your goals and you are sticking to them... CONGRATULATIONS
    1732 days ago
    Keep Sparkin'!!
    1732 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Yup, you totally can do this!
    1732 days ago
    You are doing great!
    1732 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I absolutely need that laugh. Brace yourself!
    1732 days ago
    And the Spark Streak continues!!! emoticon

    Really like that you opened your blog with something that made you laugh. Laughter and humor are aspects that help bring joy to the journey. I have discovered quite a bit of humor along my path from silly reasons as to why I choose certain foods, some of the clothing I try on now that I can fit into a smaller size, or falling over when trying a new yoga position! Lightening up by laughing with myself!

    Thank you for sharing your journey! Spark Streak on! Day 6 TBC... emoticon

    1733 days ago
  • BOSS61
    So when I have an uptick in the already burgeoning list of 330ish woefully misbegotten Sparkies who waste valuable minutes on my page and reading my many undeserving but nevertheless mysteriously award-winning blogs, I will know just whom to blame!
    1733 days ago
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    1733 days ago
    what an inspirational, motivational blog. Your enthusiasm is infectious! And I would argue that the internal issues are what make the other 3 habits happen! So glad you added them and so glad you are in such a great place!
    1733 days ago
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