Sunday, October 13, 2013
I like the whole concept of the Spark People challenges . Whoever came up with that framework is pretty smart. Today is day two of the current challenge I am part of. It is morning and I am considering who to schedule my day. Part of that process of scheduling comes with the knowledge that I have the challenge 'hanging over my head.' This is a good thing The public commitment is there. As are the specific things I need to do to meet that commitment. I know I will be answering to Spark Friends, in a manner of speaking. But mostly I will be answering to myself.
One must keep thinking ahead. What do I want life to look like in 8 weeks. How do I want to feel about myself eight weeks from now?
Will I be pleased, and proud for having lost the weight and lived with healthy behaviors ? Or will I end up feeling sad and angry at myself for a meager showing in the challenge.
When I remind myself the choice is mine, it becomes kind of a 'no brainer. '
For today.... to stay with this challenge and for looking ahead for the next 8 weeks;
Exercise - today will I be hiking. I like within 10 minutes of two wonderful nature reserves. I have time to do it today. Weather is warm and the colors on the trees are wonderful now here in Michigan.
Food and Tracking - must do it early on in the challenge to establish a good baseline. I will make a big difference later if I start wavering. . I have to think about and be mindful of everthing that I consume. I have already tracked breakfast.
Water - gulp down the required 8 glasses.
Spiritual - Be grateful. Go to one of the church services available tonight. Or spend time reading one of my favorite Christian writers .
Fun or relaxation - watch the Detroit Tigers play Boston on TV tonight. Altho' I probably won't be relaxed it will be fun.
Thank you Spark Friends for letting me share my plan. I enjoy seeing other people write down their goals, also. It helps me form my own.