Overcoming All or Nothing
Friday, August 24, 2012
I admit it. I was an all or nothing person. Either I was half killing myself on some exercise gadget or I was a coach potato. That probably kept me away from SP for a while. I got discouraged. I heard "get 30-60 min of exercise 5 times a week" and I was off and going. Never mind that I hadn't exercised in a long time. I was in do or die mode. It's a wonder I didn't achieve both the way I was going at it. The way I saw it corpses lose weight....right?
Coming back toSP and my Spark Team I knew I had to do something different. When I joined Spark Coach, I heard as if for the first time to plan for weight loss like you would plan for a college course or career change. You're not going to go from HighSchool to an MBA overnight, why would weight loss be any different? Map it, make goals, do 10 min of exercise, make a vision board. Finally something resonated. Picture where I want to be and plan how I am going to get there in managable chunks. I can do this. I can have fun doing this. I don't have to be near dead. WooHoo!