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Oh, Spark. Why can't I quit you??

Monday, October 24, 2011

Oh, Spark, why do I always lose you??

I have been B. A. D. Bad for the last month. I went on vacation, turned another year older, lost my spark, and didn't know where to find it :(

Almost exactly one month ago, I was in Key West - feeling pretty good that I kept up on my workouts and developed some lean muscle. I looked pretty good in my tank tops and halter dresses. So I ate. A lot. Of really fabulous food! And drank. A lot. Of delightful pina coladas pool side, and other delightful tropical beverages while I partied and celebrated my dear friend's wedding.

I came home knowing that I needed to get back on track, feeling the alcohol bloat. Then my grandfather got really sick, quite suddenly. So I started in on some emotional eating. When I had to go back to Utah unexpectedly for the funeral a few days later, I ate and ate and ate...and also drank. With the family.

And again I came home knowing that I needed to get back on track, feeling even more alcohol and/or Tex-Mex bloat. But my 31st birthday was only a few days I ate more and drank more. Feeling tired, unmotivated, all around crappy.

My sister and brother-in-law came to town last weekend - we had another fabulous time! I'm so glad they could come out to stay for a long weekend! But of course, what did we do? Watch the Cardinals in the World Series. Drink, a lot. Eat, a lot.


Now I'm back. Back on Spark. Back to what I know is a WAY healthier lifestyle. Back to wanting to be healthy, happy, and fit.

I actually picked up The Spark and re-read parts of it yesterday, trying to find my Spark again. I thought about the goals I set earlier this year, and how I really haven't met many of them...yet. I read the Fast Break chapter, and it hit me - Hey, I've done this before. It felt great! I'm going to do it again!!!!

So, for me, it's Fast Break Week.

Watch out, Spark. Here I come!

Goals for the week:
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.
2. Get at least 10 minutes of fitness every day.
3. Read an inspirational quote and/or my fitness goals one time per day.

I'm also going to track my food this week and look for ways to improve.

I can do this!

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  • STFY31
    Way to go on finding ways to get your spark back...maybe I should dig out my spark book! :)
    Keep it up and don't feel bad for celebrating when celebration is due! :)
    2403 days ago
  • BONJI40
    Oh! What a great idea to re-read parts of The Spark! I have been in the exact same place lately, and can't figure out how to get my Spark back. I'm glad you're feeling Sparky again!! I hope to join you soon! :)
    2404 days ago
    Great goals! Good luck!
    2404 days ago
  • RAYVEN01
    I lost my spark for years, so one month is a great turnaround! Good goals to get back in the swing, good luck!
    2405 days ago
    Good goals to start. Life sometimes does get in the way and we enjoy it don't beat yourself up over those choices just move forward now - you can do it!
    2405 days ago
    Glad that you found your spark and are back!! Start small and you will be on your way in no time!
    2405 days ago
    Great to have you BACK and SPARKIN'!

    2405 days ago
  • JELLEN726
    We are in the same boat! I had a ton going on for over a month. Lost my spark and now I am feeling it. I need to get it back.

    Your goals are amazing. I wish you the best of luck with it! emoticon
    2405 days ago
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