Monday, November 11, 2013
Today's challenge on Spark Coach was to - "share your goals, you set your intentions. It allows others to support you and help hold you accountable." For the longest time I didn't want anyone to know I was exercising and dieting. I was making a lifestyle change for myself and doing really well. But as the weight started to slide off I became excited and after a while I did start telling people. My immediate family first. Then once school started back up and I had to start wearing my dressier clothing some of my school friends too. Last week I talked to one of the teachers about it, he is male so I thought it would be weird, but he actually brought it up first jokingly. And Spark Guy is right - all those people have rallyed around me and really encourage me each day. I have a couple of students who I see right near the end of my shirt and the first thing they ask is if I'm walking or biking that day. They are very excited on the days I bike because they can see me pedal by during their next class. And strangely, last week I had a high school teacher ask me in the hall if that was me on the bike and wanting to know how long I've been doing it. I work at a rural school so seeing someone on a bike is probably strange. We sit on a very busy intersection which I hustle across each day but after that it is a wonderful ride in the country. I realize that not many could do what I do because my daughter drops off me and my bike in the morning so I can bike home later. It would be extremely dangerous to bike in the morning to that location (even with the time change). So I am very fortunate.
But anyway, back to sharing my goals. I think the support I've gotten from so many people has been a surprise to me. I still haven't told any of my sisters yet. Sisters are tough. My brother knows and is very much behind me in this endeavour. But my sisters - well they scare me and I'm in my 50's. We host Thanksgiving each year so I'll just have to wait and see if anyone notices.