365 ~ 08/23/14 ~ 308
Almost 200 days since my last SP blog!
Yes, I'm bummed about that! My struggle with being consistent at doing anything good for me is really getting to me!
I AM SO STUCK!!!
How committed can I be if I can't manage something simple like writing a few words about the day? I ***LOVE*** writing; always have since I've been able to write words to paper, and now typing them into a computer makes it so much faster! Even something on paper each day would have been ok - but even at that I have countless journals, blank books, diaries, etc. never really used but a day or two!
Over and over, I get excited about doing anything and "something" comes up to knock me off track...
... it's ages, if ever, before I get back on track!!!
Stuff coming up and changing the course of the day was how I lived for years, decades. It's only natural when one or more of six kids stops breathing or has a prolonged seizure or breaks a bone or does some other urgent-action-required sort of thing. I can recall weeks in a row that I was in the clinic or the ER every single day (not always with the same kid) before we'd hit a calm spot and maybe last a whole week with nothing upsetting the intended plan for the day. But those days are done - those kids did grow up and are for the most part living their own lives with their own struggles still but without needing me to manage them most of the time.
Why can I not manage my life enough to be consistent about something that would be for my own benefit?
Why am I only consistent at being Inconsistent?
I really don't know the answer - yet.
But I've been challenged by SparkGuy himself, Mr. Chris Downie, to just start today doing at least 10 minutes of exercise!
All of you on SP know this - it's one of the first things you learn on this site! Just 10 minutes a day.... and it will change your life!
I know this!
I've even done this ... when I first joined SparkPeople but I stopped at some point, then I did it again, and stopped again, and I've done it and stopped it so many times in my 8 years here I can't even count them! I'd have to say at least 5 or 6 times a year - the longest stretch was probably 2 or 3 weeks. I read somewhere that most streaks with anything tend to end after 2-4 weeks. It seems I'm also very consistent at stopping my streaks during this peek risk period!
Well, I'm still keeping count on my 365 days of "something" - I don't even know what to call it now since the intent was to log or track anything about each day of that year and so far I've managed about 10, not counting this one! I could promise to write something about each of the 57 days remaining of this 365 challenge; but even I would not believe me! So I'm just going to say I wrote something for today!
Can I do it?
Can I meet SparkGuy's challenge?
Can I just manage 10 minutes of exercise today?
Can I then repeat that for longer than 30 days?
Aha! Therein lies the real challenge - doing 10 minutes of exercise, any type, anywhere, for more than 30 days. Rumor has it that if one manages to do that the mere thought of breaking that streak will keep one going on with it.........