Has Anyone Seen My Spark???

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Has Anyone Seen My Spark???

I am not an “extreme couponer” in any way, shape, or form…but a deal is a deal! I was able to buy a beautiful pair of blue and grey Reebok SimplyTone sneakers at 60% off! I was so stinkin’ excited!!!

(Ok, truth be told…I really wanted them in pink. You know, to uphold my “princess” status, but they were sold out of my size. I reluctantly bought them in blue. I really couldn’t pass up the savings! But I digress…)

Be that as it may, that was over 2 weeks ago. They have been sitting there, on my bedroom floor, snug as sneakers in a shoe box, collecting dust.

I remember having that same excitement when I found sparkpeople.com. I quickly built my SparkPage, logged in every day, making sure I filled out my food and exercise journals religiously.

Then life happened. I can’t really explain it. I mean, I guess I could…but why? We’ve all heard the excuses…I mean explanations…as to why we stall out and go back to our wanton ways.

That spark…the one where I would walk in the rain, cold, heat, or wind just so I could log in my minutes for the day. The passion that led me to walk in my first 5K – wearing a heart monitor – because nothing was going to stop me. That amazing drive that fueled my 55 pound weight loss.



Where the heck did my spark go???

Today I may have found it – hidden in the shadows – cowering. During my morning struggle of “standing upright when my body would rather be lying down” I saw a glimpse of what used to be; planning my day, making sure I had enough time after work to fit in a 30 minute walk, getting my bag ready with my walking clothes and sneakers.

As I opened the box to get my shiny new sneakers out of their dusty hiding place I saw it. My spark! It was inside the box! It must have been a “free with purchase” kinda deal. You buy new sneakers and you get your enthusiasm back. Go figure.

Here’s to having to buy new sneakers soon…in pink...because I’ve worn these out from all my walking :)
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  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Welcome back!
    3645 days ago
    I was a bit hesitant to put myself "out there" (being my first blog), but I am so glad that I did! Thank you all so much for your kindness, your words of wisdom, and being an inspiration to others! We can do this...I know we can :)
    3645 days ago
  • BUBU54
    I am glad that you found your spark. As of this time, I was still looking for mine, but I think I found it in your words. You be sure and wear out those blue ones so that you can buy the pink ones that you want. I have pink ones and will wear them out to get the blue ones that I want. Keep on going. You can do it.
    3646 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5983865
    emoticon Cheers to the new sneaks! Keep it going!
    3646 days ago
  • RRAYNA143
    It happens to all of us we get bored or too busy and then we get back to eating healthily and exercising. The important think is that u got back on the saddle and one day you will never fall out of it again.

    Good Luck
    I'm glad u found your spark!!
    3646 days ago
    I love how new shoes, workout clothes, etc can bring back that "spark"! Whenever I treat myself, I try to work it so that I have to use 'em immediately. Otherwise I too have a tendency to forget about them until they're dusty and begging for use.
    3646 days ago
    Very well written. Gave me goose bumps! Get going and wear those new shoes out. emoticon
    3646 days ago
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