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 :)