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    KATYDID412   58,154
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switching it up

Monday, May 06, 2013

I'm going to do a few things differently in my Spark journey and see how it goes. I'm super frustrated with my lack of progress, which translates to being frustrated with myself.

So I joined the 10-minute daily exercise streak challenge team. I've been slacking on my intentional activity for a few weeks and really have to get myself moving again. I'm not going to kill myself, but if I can't manage at least 15 minutes a day then my priorities are clearly out of whack. Most of the workouts I do regularly are at least 30 minutes and I think I can manage that most days. But my goal? 15 minutes minimum.

A sub-goal to that is leaving work. After work when everyone leaves is usually the time my director, my colleague and I have to talk. One night last week I was here until 8:30! But usually it's at least 6:30 or 7. I have got to pledge to leave my desk by 5:35 to catch the 5:40 shuttle.

I'm also stepping away from the scale for a while. It has too much power over my emotions. BLC 22 starts in a few weeks and I may stay away from it until day 1 of the challenge.

I'm also starting a no-soda streak. I officially started it yesterday, but I think this is really day 4 or 5 sans Diet Pepsi.

These are my Spark pledges. Wish me luck!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AUTUMNBRZ 5/7/2013 7:42AM

    You can do it! I think your plan is very wise. I do the same thing when I need a motivational recharge. I give myself smaller goals. Usually I hop back on the Beast Bandwagon quickly ;)

This isn't a race, it's real life. Knowing what you need is key and it sounds like you have all that worked out!

CONGRATS on the decision to do away with soda. I am officially pop free for 2 months.


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PENNYSAVER2 5/6/2013 8:19PM

    I wish you the best on your journey. It's great that you realized that you need to switch some things up in order to make some progress. I've decided to weigh in monthly instead of weekly. emoticon

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LINDAK25 5/6/2013 5:07PM

    Sounds good to me! I decided to do the 15 minutes (at least) a day just this morning! You've got some great goals to work toward. Wishing you luck.

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ANNIE924 5/6/2013 3:07PM

    You have set achievable goals, I'm sure you will have success with them. You sound determined.

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LOLATURTLE 5/6/2013 1:14PM

    I think those are great goals! You have to set little goals, things you know you can make progress on, so you can feel good and motivated by your progress! The bigger changes will come.

Good luck!! I have trouble with the leaving work thing, too.

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