Sunday, October 20, 2013
With all my down/homebound hours on my hands, due to this busted ankle, I was inspired to really dig into the SP site today. I haven't done this in a really long time. It lead to hours of reading blogs and articles, taking quizes and eventually doing seated cardio and strength exercises. I can do a walk down memory lane and see all the things that have happened in the last two years that have been a hinderance to my lasting success on SP. One huge hurdle was living without internet for nearly 7 months this year. But, I realized, when I was my most successful on SP, was when I spent the most time on the site. DUH!! Reading, learning, sharing and caring. I've really missed the site this last year. I've been on here and there, but when I was my most successful was when I was on everyday, blogging daily, learning with a voracious appetite. I need this passion again. Motivation seems to be a bit like a plant that when underwatered, it withers. So, who knows, maybe I'm just pumped up because I have so much down time and really want to start walking again, or maybe I'm starting to really feel the spark again...............atleast for today! It's odd that there are always excuses, but it seems, there are also always ways to overcome. You just can't take no for an answer. I really assumed I would have no fit mins for another week atleast, and I managed over 30 seated cardio and strength mins. Pretty cool. One more reason to adore SP. I don't think there is anything they haven't thought of. You just have to take the time to find it.
So, as I sit here, sweating and patting my own back, I challenge myself to spend some time on here tomorrow. Search, look, read, find my motivation, and repeat today's actions or come up with some new healthy ways to burn calories. Also, track, track, TRACK. I track really well for a few days, then stop, then a couple more, then stop. Not good. Consistency means daily, with little to no exceptions. My non-committal attitude towards my health this last year has been really pathetic. I've got to kick my own butt and make no excuses. Even if internet goes down, I still have SP trackers on phone, along with SP recipes.............no excuses! Seriously!!! OK, feeling the happy motivation that comes from increased heartrate. Remember Steph, how this feels, when you are lazing around, it feels better than lethargy. Really it does!!!
OK, pep talk over. Might start blogging again everyday. It kinda helps me stay focused and track where I am and what's going on day to day, week to week.
Love you sparkpeeps that keep at it year after year, and maintain success, or atleast maintain the motivation to stay on track. You guys are the best!
OK, water time. Bye!