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Day 2 - Spark Solution

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My calves are crying out...."SHELLY! WHAT THE HECK DID YOU DO TO ME YESTERDAY?" Hopefully they will feel better tomorrow. Much Ibuprofen today.

I did the exercises in the Spark Solution today. On behalf of my latent laziness, the one gripe about this deal is that no one set the challenge up so that people who are doing it have access to the recipes on the Sparkpeople database. Have to enter everything each time...and the recipes all have lots of ingredients. On a similar note, finding descriptions that match the exercises in the book is a time consuming challenge. I'm not sure if I'm going to be as motivated later on to do all of this entering. At least for now, I am.

My biggest desire is to develop consistency. I have a habit of doing well with logging my food and keeping up on my exercise for a week or so, I see some success, and instead of that motivating me to plow forward, I use it as an excuse to take a breather. While I'm breathing, I'm inhaling too much indulgence and not breathing hard enough from exercise!

I'm determined to fix this, now that I've realized it's a huge issue for me.

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BOMBSHELLY 6/26/2013 2:00PM

    I have to laugh at myself. I keep reading over and over, from those who've been successful at becoming more healthy and maintaining that 'it takes a lot of work'. I think to myself, "I'm ready, willing, and able to do a lot of work! It will be worth it!" Then, things like this come up (where the 'lots of work' is required), and I grumble. I suppose that's okay, as long as I keep doing the 'lots of work' while I'm grumbling, and don't use it as an excuse to quit.

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CODEMAULER 6/26/2013 12:13PM

    As you set up your favorites (recipes and exercises), I suspect the tracking will become easier.

Way to go!

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BOMBSHELLY 6/26/2013 8:36AM

    Alas, I did try doing a search by the recipe name. The instructions at the beginning of the challenge discourage people from entering the full recipe, then 'sharing' it, as they only want those who have bought the book to have access to those recipes. I imagine, as time goes on, that will change. For now, I just have to suck it up and stop being such a whiny cry-baby. The time it takes to enter the recipes and track what I'm truly taking in will be worth it. And, if I make the recipe later, I'll have it already entered for myself.

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/26/2013 5:48AM

    Have you thought about doing a search by the recipe name? I have never tried this but I do find it hard to believe that SOME other Sparker hasn't already entered the recipes and shared them...

Jes' a thought.

Congrats on your fresh start. And continued resolve and success!

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SKATER787 6/25/2013 11:59PM

    Rest and ice. Never exercise through pain. Not worth it.

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