Monday, September 23, 2013
Although not one of my favorite Beatles' songs, there is a lyric that went running through my head today:
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
This thought crossed my mind because I happened to go into my SparkStreak records to see the longest I'd tracked exercise, logged in, tracked my calories, drank my water etc. My longest streaks? From back in August through October of......2010. Talk about a downer. I've been a member of SP since August of 2010 and in those first 1st months I was practically consumed by my desire to lose weight and feel better. If I'd kept that path up I'd already been to goal by now.
But in the three years since then I've been what I guess could be classified as a "drive-by". Sure I'll check in on SP and log my stuff for a day. Or two. Maybe even a week. I signed up earlier this year for SparkCoach and that has helped me log in a LITTLE more often. But as far as consistency? Motivation? Dedication? I have not put in the work. And consequently have not seen the results. Recently I was even bemoaning that I'd been "trying to be better" since the first of the year and was sad that I had only lost a few pounds. Trying rarely makes it happen, that comes with DOING. This website won't do the work for me - although it has killer tools and super support at the ready. The truth is I have to put in the effort.
Its time for me to get back to wanting to exercise more than I want to sit on the couch. For me to get back to wanting to eat right more than I want to indulge. For me to get back to wanting to be accountable more than I want to "drive by" SparkPeople. For me to get back to where I once belonged.