Lunar New year on Saturday January 25th
Saturday, January 18, 2020
I have played with spark on and off since about 2006. I got serious in 2017 on the Lunar New Year. I got slimmer than ever in my life (post puberty). But then the weight started to come back on, sometimes faster, sometimes slower. But the fact of the matter is that I'm almost back to my starting weight from back then. This is no good! Certainly nowhere near good enough! I felt how it felt to fit into clothes I never thought I would fit into, to see pictures of myself and not cringe! But now here I am again, catching a glimpse of a double chin in the mirror, seeing my tummy almost filling pants that became HUGE on me... and I'm sad about it.
So I am planning to show up for myself again, to remember that everything I need is within me, to remember that things aren't always easy but that consistency is how you get where you want to be.
I've set up a daily checklist on an app, and I've set reminders for myself at different points throughout the day, reminding me to stick with it and to make good choices. My three daily goals are to move (walking Is not enough, doing an exercise video or going to the gym or for a swim), making good food choices (need to be more prepared to cook healthy meals at home and minimise eating out, where things always go wrong!) and the third goal is self-care, which might be meditation or a face-mask or doing my nails or some combination of that kind of thing).
I'm back to spark to try to give myself a sense of accountability. If I'm writing on here, I don't want to write about my failures; I want to be able to write about successes and good decisions!
I'm not waiting for the Lunar year next week. This starts now, right now :-) Happy Saturday!