I've been thinking about several friends I have who are in their 80s and 90s. Wonderful ladies each one, and strong in so many ways. If I am privileged to live that long I want to be strong - physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Spiritually, I am confident in my Christian faith and I am working towards being stronger in this area. Easter was especially meaningful to me this year. It always is of course, but this year the message of Resurrection and renewal was especially meaningful to me. After all this Spark journey is definitely one of renewal in all parts of our lives, is it not?
So I need to become stronger emotionally and physically. I started exercising in a more focused way this week. I feel so much better when I do this - why do I slack off? I don't know, but my goal is to be consistent in my exercise. I usually use WATP DVDs and resistance bands for strength training.
I love using Coach Nicole's resistance band workouts. I am going to start going for walks outside now that spring is here.
Emotionally I still have some work to do also. I need to reduce my dependence on food to bury my emotions. I'm the type of person who eats when she's sad, eats when she's happy, eats when she's stressed, eats when she's angry - you get the picture.
SparkPeople has many resources to assist me in this area, I am going to start using those resources more.
So I am still on the journey. I have hit many bumps in the road since I joined Spark, it's been 3 years I think. Many of those bumps were self imposed. Even so I have learned so much and gained so many friends I cannot regret the time I have been here without making any weight loss progress. I am determined to make progress, I'm taking all the steps I need to smooth out the bumps. But when I do trip up, I am going to depend on you my Spark friends to encourage me and remind me why I'm here.
Attitude of Gratitude for today:
Spring - looking forward to blossoms, leaves and green grass. It's not here yet, but I know it's on its way.
My senior friends - they are such examples of graciousness and strength
Motivation to do better, I'm determined to stay motivated this time. Kick me in the butt if I start to slip my friends. I give you my permission.
Have a great day my friends. We have so much to look forward to, enjoy every step of the way.