Why I'm on a healthy journey
Thursday, August 30, 2018
I recently read a Spark article that asked us to remember why we are on this healthy journey and what our ultimate goal is.
In 2016, my disabled son fell between the bed and the wall in a ski resort in Colorado while hubby and dd were out skiing. He cut his back on the radiator on the wall and although he was bleeding, I was in such lousy shape that I couldn't pull him up. He was cut, but not really hurt so I didn't want to call an ambulance or anything in another country as it would be expensive and not covered by insurance. Eventually I moved the far night table, the first twin bed, the second night table, the second twin bed and got him up. It took over an hour and I was hysterical. I was crying and promised him that I would never be in such bad shape again. I did well for a while, and even after his death I continued to exercise, but travel and summer heat have caused me to fall off the exercise program I was on.
So for me, this journey is not and never will be strictly weight loss. I weigh much less now than I did later in 2016, but am in such bad shape that you would never know it.
My goal now, as then, is to get in the best physical shape I can. Being in great shape is a combination of weight loss and exercise. Although I can no longer help my son, I can and should be able to pull my weight as a family member. It is frustrating not being able to help hubby and relying on my daughter to help him with building projects that just go better with two people.
Now that I've remembered the goals of my journey, how can I make real changes to get to where I want to be? My Spark trackers (both food and exercise) are public. The summer is almost over and I have enough data left to start using them both daily. My daughter is a blessing as well as being my very best Spark buddy. I need to both track my meals and send her a photo. I need to keep my Spark fitness tracker up to date, and make a reasonable goal for my daily steps according to my Garmin. These are steps that I can do immediately.
Thank you Spark people for reminding me of what my goals are and where I need to go to accomplish them! Now for a WATP!