A Fresh Start
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I thought I could do this on my own. I really did – I figured after ten years of reading tips, learning about all the new exercise fads and coming to understand there’s no such thing as a magic solution I would be fully prepared. I could make the right choices because I was telling myself to. That’s a lovely thought but…no. Maybe it works that way for some people, but not for me. I need structure. I need to log my food and I need to track my workouts. And even though in any other universe SparkPoints are completely useless, they truly are a great motivator for staying on track.
But looking at my old SparkPage bummed me out. It reminded me of all the times I’d logged in after a long absence, updated my goals (with the starting weight always a few pounds higher) and said this time would be different. So I decided to start fresh and even if this time doesn’t turn out differently than all those that came before, at least I’m trying. And at least I finally understand that going my own way doesn’t work. While SP hasn’t worked long-term for me, it has for some people. And most people don’t get it right the first time (or second, or third, or eighth). But this time I might just get it right.