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Spark Activity Tracker - Motivation

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I got my Spark Activity Tracker about 2 weeks ago. It came in a nice package similar to my IPod and also has an extra battery. From the first time I plugged it in - I can wait to see how many steps I am doing. My first goal was to get 6000 steps in a day. But before that I just wanted to see what I was doing. Even though I knew it – it didn’t register, I only got about 3,000 to 4,000 a day. Well with my first goal at 6,000 my awareness has moved to a new level. I want to hit that each day. I win “Spark Trophy’s” if I do. I want to build the consistency needed to reach my long term goal to lose weight and be healthy.
So the first day I made up my mind to get my 6,000 steps in – I had a meeting and I wouldn’t get many steps there. So I walked all through the house before I had to leave. Up and down the steps in the living room through the bedroom, just all over. My husband and the dogs all looked at me like I was a crazy person. But I did it. I reached my steps that day and it felt good.
Let the Spark Streak Begin!
The next day I told my husband when I get home from work I am going to run down the street to the church and back, no further and no less. I knew that would be hard for me to do even though it isn’t all that far. So I came home from work and hubby asked if I was ready. He joined me. Even though he does his walk / jog in the morning he added an evening with me.
After we finished to the church and back we decided to walk in the other direction to the stop sign and back. On the way back (and downhill) we jogged some more. This little gadget is keeping me motivated to move. And the fact that it uploads to the website – so I don’t have to do anything – well that is just the best. (don’t want to reference icing on cake here)
So I am happy to say, that I really enjoy the Spark Activity Tracker a lot. Easy to use and no fuss! I am losing weight and living a healthy life.
Today I have an appointment after work and when I get home I will continue my jog to the church and back – then walk up the hill to the stop sign and jog it back. Feels good to know I have a plan and see that plan unfold on the pages of SparkPeople.
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  • BTRX71
    Thank you for posting this. I have been debating with myself about getting one so have been trying to look up feedback from others. I really liked your blog and believe I made up my mind. Time to order emoticon Thanks again! Good luck on your Sp journey.
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