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Getting Sparked, A New Motivating Motto

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I just re-read over the "secrets of success" that Sparked Me. I had forgotten most of them. One that sparked me again today was suggesting to exercise in 10 minute spurts throughout the day, doing a variety of mini workouts, and by the end of the day realize that you exercised an hour or maybe more. Of course you'd have to do it on a relatively free day to get that many minutes accomplished. But even 3 sessions would add up to a nice amount for me.

Today I got angry about something, and in my anger I declared (to myself) that I wasn't going to work my plan for the day, in regard to exercise. I told myself "who cares if I don't meet my star quota for the week" (my week ends on Sundays) I surprisingly didn't go for food in anger. That, in my mind would cause more grief than neglecting to work out. But one thing I did after my episode of anger was to get on SP. Maybe subconsciously I wanted to be motivated to go ahead and get a workout in. This Secret to Success, is getting my juices flowing...I just might do some spurts of activity! I also was surfing around SP and came across some random Sparker's SPage, and read one of her mottos. She said "any exercise is better than no exercise".
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  • KATD13
    2101 days ago
  • _JODI404
    Glad you got on Spark ~ that was a great decision!!

    I *love* 10 min spurts of exercise. I often do that on breaks, lunch, pm on my work at home days. It adds up to quite a bit by the end of the day and is the best way for me to make sure it happens!

    I hope you work through what was upsetting and have a fabulous week ahead!

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    2104 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Good response to the anger. I'm making a list of sayings to use as mantras at critical moments. Sort of version of counting to ten.
    2105 days ago
    that is indeed good advice! you never know where the motivation to get back on track will come from, but there it was! emoticon emoticon
    2105 days ago
    Great One! emoticon
    2105 days ago
    Isn't it nice when you do something productive instead of something destructive? I love SP for that, many times, like you, I've Sparked instead of eating or getting angry and found myself in a much better place, even "sparked" like you.

    Good for you! I hope this gives you a boost!

    Sheri emoticon
    2105 days ago
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