Even in maintenance, I find benefit in the new SparkPeople book "The Spark Solution."
Coach Steph has asked those of us who signed up for the two-week Spark Solution challenge to check in on some topics:
• What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program?
I had been on work travel or vacation since mid-March and was showing the effects on the scale. I knew it was time to return to the basics that launched me on my journey, and the Spark Solution challenge seemed like a great way to do that.
• Have you seen or felt any results in this first week?
I have been more consistent with my exercise and have managed to eat within my calorie range most days, even near the low end some days to help balance the days I went over.
• What do you like the most about the program?
I continue to like doing my own thing with food rather than following a prescribed meal plan. At this stage in my journey, I know what works best for me, and a requirement to follow a rigid meal plan would have been a deal breaker for me.
• What was your favorite meal from this week?
My personal favorite centers around Dinner Done's turkey quinoa meatloaf, with Dinner Done's arroz con pollo a close second. We have been using meal assembly businesses for years to take the stress out of having to come up with dinner with our long work days and long commutes. The businesses are receptive to our requests to lower fat and sodium amounts, and the entree is ready to cook when we walk in the door...the time-consuming prep is already done.
• Which Insider Tip motivated you the most this week?
I don't have a favorite, but one of my team mates told me her new non-food reward is working jigsaw puzzles, since they keep the hands and mind occupied.
• What is your goal is for next week?
Weight: At or below goal
Food: Track 7 days this week
Fitness: Exceed 70,000 steps, yoga, strength training