Friday, October 11, 2013
Today's SparkCoach challenge, straight from our SparkGuy ... "write down three accomplishments you've made recently" ... threw me. I have never been one to pat myself on the back ... period. I don't really beat myself up a whole lot, (that I can either remember or admit) but I just never give myself the accolades I love to give others. That being said, the challenge stumped me. I kept telling myself "you haven't accomplished ANYTHING recently" and was still ranting that thought as I made myself go to my page so I could blog something about three accomplishments I'd made UP. THEN I read my last blog about slowing down when I eat. REVELATION #2!!! THAT, my friends, is the biggest accomplishment I can remember ever making! I actually have mentally concentrated on each bite of food I've taken over the past few days!!! I know ... that's not very long ... but if you were as big a gobbler as I have been (I still eat faster than my husband, but he enjoys picking at his food) you'd really realize that a new HEALTHY habit has been born and that is one major accomplishment for me!!!
Then I thought "what about #2 and #3???" Even though the un-gobbling my food is truly a major accomplishment for me, and I hadn't given it much thought, I realized that my gardening project IS an accomplishment in progress! It's no where near the finish line, but I'm doing it on my own and on my knees with my little hand held digger. It won't be the biggest garden in town, but it'll be the one garden built with love, sweat and smiles. (sounds a lot better than blood, sweat & tears) I have so much more energy since joining and following SparkPeople that I now know the idea of building my own garden area would never have become a thought, let alone a reality.
#3 might even be my apparent inability to put down my eating utensil and sip my water between bites. At least my apparent inner battle to do so. If I can't come up with a good accomplishment, I'll have to give myself a poor score on the challenge. I'll keep thinking about those accomplishments and maybe, even if it doesn't come to me today, I'll have a reason to celebrate!