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Fake Plastic Trophies

Friday, August 30, 2013

What is it about a virtual trophy that is making me motivated right now? Recently I was awarded the SP 1500 fitness minutes for the month of August, and I am only about 145 minutes away from getting the 2000 fitness minutes per month trophy for August now. My husband and I were out walking today with our son, the weather was a little dreary, but there was this great desire within me to go for a walk, gain more minutes to achieve this 2000 minutes trophy. I said to my husband that I don't know what is making me not cheat right now, to not just enter extra minutes that I didn't physically walk, and to actually make these minutes "meaningful." The virtual trophy isn't something that I will be able to place on a mantle or shelf, it's not really something I can show my friends or family, but it is something that will symbolize and achievement, something I actually worked for and didn't take the easy way out on. It represents a commitment that I have finally made to myself and for myself and it's a reminder to me that I am a little more than I think I am. Thank you Spark People for finding ways to make us all feel a little more accomplished.
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