Hey, PEACEBUNNY, welcome to the team. I've been where you are and very recently. What I did was basically go back to the beginning. I ordered The Spark Solution, which won't be available until May, but it got me reading some of the things I read when I first started. And I get three months coaching free with the Spark Coaches which has been a big motivator. Here's some things I've done to add a spark;
1. Redefine your goals. Long term first - where you are now and where you ultimately want to be. Cut that impossible dream in half to something more doable - woohoo! - now we're getting somewhere! Now we break the doable down into short term goals, and we write down what we need to do to see that happen. Be realistic! If you've never run before, don't plan to do a marathon three months from the from now! LOL! Be specific. I'm going to eat better is too general. I'm going to eat 5 fruits and veggies 5 days a week is specific. Don't overwhelm yourself with all the changes all at once, but keep moving forward. 2. Stay active on SP. Track daily. Measure your food, weigh your food (if possible) - it's surprising how far off guesstimating can be. Share with your teams. I bought some 1/2 cup storage containers and premeasured out my frozen fruit for my smoothies, and some of my snacks. It saves time later and I just grab and go. (The box stores have the plastic ones with lids, so I can put them in my husband's lunch and if something happens to it, no big deal.) 3. Never give up. I've looked back too many times and thought, "If I hadn't quit I'd be 20 pounds lighter rather than 10 pounds heavier and having to cover the same plus more ground!" This time there is no quit.
I hope we'll hear from you often. God bless, Kim
God bless, Kim
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I am 37 and I am not a new sparker, but I've lost my desire to work out after a change in work routine last year. I started on SP in March of last year and did very well up until August of last year when I changed work locations. I allowed myself to completely fall out of sync with my diet and excercise goals that prior to this I had been completing dilligently.
I then fell off into sometime sparking between the months of September to December. I guess I joined this group because I always believe that with God all things is possible even losing a 100 pounds. I thought it couldn't help to surround myself with more like minded individuals. I have been praying to give up these cravings with no success and to get back into it as I was before. I am sparking committedly every day along with my prayers but still having trouble getting back into maintaining a consistent and routine diet and exercise plan. So I hope to meet and talk with people who are experiencing the same thing and figure out a way to beat it.
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