Spark Coach asked me this morning to devise a motivational quote for myself. All I could think of was "I'm the boss of me," kind of a childish phrase, but appropriate for a people pleaser like myself. It's been a thought I hadn't yet put into wo... Read more
Ft. Worth Cultural center today
There were mustang competitions, a dog show, and a quilt show. I could have happily spent all day in any of the three. I was a little dismayed in how exhausted I was when we got back. I'll add a picture as soon as I get it downloaded.
I had... Read more
That's today's challenge in the SparkCoach program I joined. My first thought was that I'm pretty good at eating only when I'm hungry. Then I thought of all the times I eat because I'm at someone else's house and everyone else is eating. We all ... Read more
I've been very depressed lately. That would surprise people who know me personally; I'm actually a friend who lifts the spirits of those around me. My depression has come ... Read more
Of the "Consistency and Maintenance" group with Spark Coaches. Today we're supposed to plan tomorrow's meals, and we're leaving tomorrow on a short two-day trip for my husband's business. I know the first meal of the day will be two eggs and a s... Read more
Goal setting is a real challenge for me. The minute I make one, I defeat myself, knowing I will not meet the goal. Consequently, I avoid goal making 95% of the time. There ARE a few I've made that succeeded, and there's a change in the way I thi... Read more
Another lesson learned.....
After fitting in walking so well on my trip, I have yet to take a walk since I've been home. My epiphany this morning was that maybe when you have too MUCH time, it's easier to procrastinate. It's true also that the first day home (Monday), I wa... Read more
Walking when you can....
Just back from a beautiful Alabama wedding, but the trip itself was hard.... 12 hours both ways; left Friday morning, home Sunday night.
Saturday I did a "hotel parking lot walk" with two different groups... racked up just over 2 1/2 miles,... Read more
Today's assignment is.....
to blog about our workout excuses.
My problem is that I don't consciously make an excuse as I procrastinate. I always think I'm going to do it.... soon...... up until 1... Read more
More on the back pain...
Today I did light gardening and little chores around the house, just to keep moving. I've gotten very sensitive to bending down. I shoveled some mulch into the wheel barrow, making the bag light enough to lift and empty it. The hardest part was ... Read more
Trying to stay on my feet....
I've been having major back pain lately, and it's from sitting too much, I know.
Not only did I have almost a week of sitting in a car... well, sitting then jumping out and trying to get some exercise in for a while; going from stiff and st... Read more
We recently drove up to Missouri on a house hunting trip, completely derailing the last week on the two week plan of SP's new book.
Within one hour of leaving, we we... Read more
The Spark Solution
Today's post is in answer to some questions about the new Spark Solution Program
• What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program?
- I needed a "new start," and was determined to follow it exactly [which I've been unable to do].... Read more
A good week
Walked a 10K this past Tuesday, then 4 miles today.... no additional pain in my knees. This is a great step forward.
Thursday, my husband and I traveled to Houston and back for a two hour visit with my ailing sister in law. This was a twelv... Read more
I've been more active lately; little time for lots of exercise, but just in general moving around more than usual... gardening, more shopping, etc.
Today I'm celebrating how much better my body feels when I do that. Remember the old chant "... Read more
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