Sunday, April 07, 2013
It has been a lovely weekend here. Great weather-sunshine and a breeze. Very relaxing .
The weekend funny.. after walking the dogs and riding my bike I told husband I was going to "Go exercise now". He looked at me like I grew horns and said
"Didn't you just ride your bike?" That made me laugh because all I could think was "Yeah, but that was just PLAYING..now I'm going to go enjoy the park!"
I just want to write a quick entry about SparkPoints--one of my favorite little games. I guess I'm just a big kid because I LOOOOve gettin' me some SP! Each morning I log in and get started. I TRY to get up to a bonus spin that first session. As the day goes on I stop now and then, earn a few points to chip away at that 100 point daily goal. I don't always get to 100 points. I'm not obsessed with that. If it's 11:55 I'm not going to get all torn up if I'm at 85 points! But if I have a few minutes I will try to knock out a few-even one!
The points represent something more, earning them sneaks a little knowledge into my "health and nutrition database". It keeps me "plugged in" to SP. Even if I don't interact with anyone online that day, I'm still honoring my commitment. Some days I "phone it in" and just quickly skim through info, or earn points by posting to fluff comments. It's another place keeper-keeps me in the habit.
I need to think of my weight loss efforts in the same way. I'm not going to move 10 levels up on SP in a single day (I will not lose all the weight I need to in a short span of time). So I just focus on something REAL for THAT DAY. (saying I will lose a pound today is not realistic, too many variables).
So, maybe you can't do anything else toward your weight loss journey today. You can't workout or you can't even get out of the bed--but you CAN earn some sparkpoints.
One last thing-when I don't make it to my 100 points in a day....it would be silly to say
"I screwed up, now I am back at zero-those other points meant nothing if I didn't get to 100--I'll start again on Monday, 5 points today won't change anything."
Hmmm, that sounds familar.