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Sharing Your Goals

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.
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GGJUNEBUG 11/18/2013 3:33PM

    Good job on the biking. So glad that you have the support from your students as well as coworkers. It must be nice for them to see a teacher riding a bike as I'm sure it probably inspires them to ride their bikes, too, when they're at home.

Have a good one!

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WATERONE 11/11/2013 8:14PM

    Had to LOL at your comment about your sisters because I have one who is freaky scary.

So glad you are getting support and encouragement from friends, students and co-workers. That helps so much.

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THINFITFEMINIST 11/11/2013 7:18AM

    I am 5'2" and 150+ lbs. My sister is 5'10" and 115! So, yes, I know the sister issue.

Realize they may not say a thing because they will be envious of your improvement. You are upsetting the status quo in their reality of you also. LOL

Congrats on your many changes which has led to your body reflecting those.

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