Thursday, June 13, 2013
Today's coaching session was about creating a spark streak, a measurable spark streak. Not, a 'Let's see how long I can keep this going' streak. I need to be specific. That is a problem of mine lately. I tend to drift along with non measurable goals in the back of my mind. No wonder I haven't been accomplishing measurable goals lately.
I was thinking I haven't always been this way, but honestly, I'm not sure. When my kids were little I was the ultimate multi-tasker. (What parent isn't right). I thought I was getting a lot done efficiently, Sunday school teacher, school volunteer, Girl Scout leader, dance mom, sports cheerleader, all while maintaining my sanity and my home. So, was I setting goals to accomplish these things or was I just younger with a better memory and more energy. I'm not really sure at this point, but I know I need to make some changes now.
So, my longest streak, 32 years ago today my husband and I were married. Can I say it's been all up hill? No, but we have survived through the good and bad and hopefully will continue to do so for many years to come.
So, the spark streak, I am working on for now is exercise. I chose to exercise for 70 minutes a week. That may sound the same as 10 minutes a day but it isn't. There are days when doing 10 minutes would not be possible for me, but other days when I can do more. I am getting my pain under control, i.e. keeping a watch on what I do so I don't have days where I literally can't walk. So eventually I might be able to switch to 10 minutes a day. It's all about learning to pay attention to my body and know when to say No, I can't do that today.
Have a great day everyone!