Joining a Challenge
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
I was able to join the BLC 12 week challenge with the 23rd round. I am really hoping to meet some goals. I have been crawling along and letting my life's ups and downs get in the way. There are so many people who have many more struggles than I do and they are able to get fitness and nutrition planned in to their lives. I have realized that my life is not going to wait to be perfect so I can fit everything in. I need to just do it! BRADMILL2922 had a great blog about this.
I have read many encouraging blogs and have been going back to them for support and inspiration. I am going to incorporate some of the ideas from other sparkers and see if they will help me. One I was particularly interested in was an idea from PIXIE-LICIOUS to write a letter filled with kind and supporting thoughts and send it to your future self. I think I'm going to do something similar but do a daily journal of support and affirmations to myself. I think it might help me to stop being so negative about myself. I am so blessed to have found spark but I know I can't always rely on other people so I need to be there for me and I think this can be a way to do that.
Another is to just begin and not worry about being perfect. I am always all or nothing and I haven't got anywhere doing that!!! That's why I like the "Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes" motto of the BLC. I think it really made sense today.
Here are the links to those two blogs.
On another note. I have been trying to walk with my dog every day but she has gotten stronger and stronger. ( I have RA and it hurts my hands when she pulls) . Yesterday I was able to walk her and got a great upper-body workout! LOL She is not an endurance walker though. About 15 minutes in to it she started army crawling on neighbor’s front lawns and I had to bribe her home with little bits of mozzarella cheese! She is all power and speed at first and then naps like a baby. I brought her home and walked the rest myself. It was a lovely day yesterday and looks to be the same today. So, off I go to get in some FM!