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My Motivation for Today

Monday, August 19, 2013

I can't believe it has been two weeks since I last blogged. I have been a little overwhelmed with posting, and working and life. My job has been really busy, and I have had less time to check SP posts during work breaks. It seems I am working during breaks and lunch to get out sort of on time. So sparking has suffered.

I have decided to take a break from challenges for the next 3 months. While the challenges initially really boosted my willpower. Had me exercising in the dark to a flashlight during the blackout of superstorm Sandy. Lately it is one more thing to do. I have my exercise routine down and it is only my eating habits that now need improvement. I am nervous that lack of accountability will be a problem. But I am determined not to buy bigger clothes, so I think that will help.

With time constraints, I found I was posting instead of doing. 30 minutes on SP is 30 less minutes with weights. so for now I am focusing on me and will be doing only easier challenges, where I can do ST on any day I choose etc.

I am determined that the weight I lost, will not find me again.

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    It's about choices and sometimes we have to step away from the support system and see how we do making the choices without it. I have confidence in you but stay mindful rather than critical. If you see yourself doing something you don't like, be aware of it and then be gentle about getting yourself back on track. The worst thing for me is getting mad or frustrated with myself and going into denial. Hugs! Justyna
    1509 days ago
    1521 days ago
    I am having the same struggles with food and challenges and time. I haven't decided about the next blc. It sounds like your taking a break. Good luck on your goals. You will find what works for you if you keep at. Good luck!
    1521 days ago
  • SARIC3
    This is my first BLC and I had to smile at your exercising in the dark comment. I'm still in the position where I like what the challenges bring out in me, even with a busy schedule, but I do get where sometimes the challenges interfere with your existing exercise plan.

    Best of luck. But you know that you can also find some accountability with your spark friends.
    1521 days ago
  • OJ_2_OK
    I think I am at the point where you are.
    1522 days ago
    There are pros and cons to ALL good things! Nice you are finding your balance...

    1522 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I used to feel guilty for NOT joining a challenge in each team,, found out I never had time for anything else.. defeating my purpose..Do what you need to do!
    1522 days ago
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