Saturday, July 20, 2013
As I was walking my dogs last night I thinking about my almost year long Spark journey. I realized that the key to my success is that I have made an effort to work harder at what I was already doing. It started with my dog walks last summer. Instead of just strolling around the park for 10 minutes with my dogs, I started walking faster and longer. I started walking or riding my bike for trips that I would have taken my car on in the past. When I referee ice hockey there are a lot of opportunities, especially during men's league games, to just coast. I started to treat each game as a workout. It not only improved my officiating, but I got more calories burned out of each session. I do get most of my calories burned from my planned workout, but the incremental difference of getting more out of normal activities gets a lot credit for my success and for helping me maintain my weight.