So first I wanted to take a look at my monthly goals since December is FLYING. Stupid Holidays! (just kidding, I love it.)
1. 25 workouts in December. -So far looking good to hit this.
I have 15 as of tonight.
2. Be in the top 5 of Cat Lovers spark team for spark points. I was 24th in November. Team has 3,421 members. -EEEEK, I'm in 9th, I have ~2400 points right now and 2,836 is #5. I will have to be diligent over the holidays if I'm to hit this.
3. Go to derby 3x a week not including days I train. & hit EVERY Friday night and Sunday scrimmage after 12/20 (because practice get canceled for the holidays). -So far so good.
I can't make this Sunday because my mom got me Bronco tickets SARAHSKINJOB, they're playing the Browns!
But I'll say I'm good because I'm already planning a covert practice with my homies to work on some plow stops and hockey stops next week.
4. Measurements! I will weigh in every Saturday and do measurements at the beginning and end of December. -
Made both weigh-ins so far and did fitness tests with my mom and took my measurements with a myotape. I'm interested to see what happens by the end of December.
AND now week 2 of The Spark program in review:
1. Take (sign) the healthy lifestyle pledge.
2. Secrets of success:
Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. 4 days out of 7. That's better than I ~was~ getting... but I think i need more time with this one.
Drink eight cups of water every day.
3. Track your food all or most days of the week.
4. Consistently exercise 10 minutes a day.
5. Get adequate sleep (7-8 hours each night).
I only did this 2 days out of 7. But, I averaged 7.62 hours per night, so I'm doing better than I was. Progress not perfection, right?
6. Reaffirm your focus. I made a private pinterest board. I know its not in my face all the time, but I honestly am feeling pretty motivated anyway.
And FINALLY.... Week 3 of The Spark Program:
1. Review your goals every day, make that 4x this week. - well since it's Wednesday, and there's only 3 days left to week three I'm kind of screwed on this one. I guess I'm shooting for 4 out of 7.
2. Choose and incorporate a motivational technique. -I'm going with spark streaks and motivational blogging. Also, spark points... I'm clearly kind of obsessed.
3. Draw support from positive people. This is a list of positive people whom you can count on, online and off. I'd say that would be:
Online Standouts- SARAHSKINJOB, FLATROSIE, SCREWALDORF, SAMBIDEXTROUS, and of course BATTY30. And pretty much all of my spark teams (Cat Lovers, Tattooed Chicks, Roller Derby Queens, Denver- The Official Team, South Beach Diet (Lifestyle), Fitbit Users Unite, and Readers of The Spark because I'm constantly huddling and reading all of your blogs. And anyone who reads my blogs, just thinking someone out there is reading this makes me feel more accountable.
IRL- All of my league mates, my fellow members of the training committee, my Mom (who I'm trying to convince to buy a fitbit AND join sparkpeople), my husband (although he really can be a double edged sword for me).
4. Learn how to overcome hurdles. Plan for a future obstacle or share how you overcame one this
week. -I overcame an obstacle of having a pretty sedentary job. I started walk/running laps around the conference room on my breaks. I do it 30 minutes a day. I started in the training room but they rearranged it for a training seminar, so I moved to the conference room. There's actually a live camera in there for video-conferences, I just threw a towel over it. LOLZ. Basically this is all a ploy to get more steps on my fitbit. My teammate Menace was giving me crap about it and I whined to her (and all of you out there on the interwebs in a previous blog) about my job and my limitations, and then, I overcame that hurdle.
5. Eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. (repeat of week 2)
6. Get adequate sleep. (another repeat... I may have to work on this one for a while as it's 11:10 and I have to be up in LESS than 8 hours!)