Sorry, I could not resist being a bit cheeky :) But seriously, at work we have started a streak!
A bit of background... At work I do not speak much of a healthy journey. As a supervisor it seems inappropriate to do so. I do hope that my behavior/habits speak for me. Folks know that I run, walk, bike, etc. And they also know that I struggle with having to drink water. Back in January, I spoke to one person on the team because it was a natural conversation that led to me talking about water and SparkPeople. We talked about how streaks are so motivating.
Since then a few cool things have happened. First, the staff really makes sure we all eat at lunch. Soooo hard to do in our job as our schedules are not predictable and we are always traveling to different schools. But they decided that my office was the best place to eat lunch (I wanted them there!) and so whoever is around at lunch time (ish), we eat together. First time in my entire career as an educator that I have eaten lunch pretty much every day (for that last 4 months) ... first time in 35+ years!!! I have just never made it a priority. This staff, however, won't let me forget and wow.. does it make a difference on so many levels!
Second, we all decided (ok.. I cajoled and they came along) to join the district HealthyU program. This will start shortly. I am looking forward to that. In the meantime, one staff person has decide to lead us in high energy movement a few times a week.
Third... so where is the streak?? Well, the staff person who heard me talk about Spark and Streaks has been challenging us all to drink more water. She has a few of the team aiming for 102 or 112 ounces of water per day. Ok.. I do not think I will hit that amount of water, but I will be shooting for my 64 ounces per day. She is starting up a WATER WALL where we will all be tracking our water streaks. Is that not cool?!?! A very supportive and energizing group.
Now we see the entire team of 9 walking around sipping big ol' water bottles. The reminders are all around me so I really can't play the "I forgot card".
Have a water-"logged" day!
Quote of the day
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. it is about learning to dance in the rain."Author Unknown
MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)
PHOTO OF THE DAY: My Mountain