Monday, August 25, 2014
Does the voice on your GPS say that (with a rather disgruntled pause after the "re") when you don't follow her instructions to the letter?
Spark People is sort of like that. I've been sparking for 3 1/2 years and have lost and kept off 27 lbs. so far. My goal is to lose another 15. My doctor is pleased that my cholesterol numbers are better and I no longer use my puffers. I shop, cook and eat differently, and at age 70 I've become an exerciser. I'm doing a virtual walk the length of Britain and have walked more than 750 miles so far this year. When the community pool opens in September, i am adding twice-weekly swimming to my cardio exercises.
But my point is that, on this 3 1/2 year journey, I've recalculated and switched things around many times. I change my exercises every couple of months, adding new exercises and even different pieces of equipment to my home gym. The most recent is a 5 lb. kettle bell. A stability ball comes next. Using recipes from the Spark cookbook, I've tried new fruits and vegetables, new whole grain pastas and new seasonings.
I've been re-reading Spark motivation articles over the past few days, and am re-charged and excited for the next part of my journey. As always, I will be looking for the support, encouragement, and yes, the challenges when I get off track, of my wonderful Spark friends, old and new. Without you, I would never have made it this far.
Hugs and thanks for reading,