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Day 5: 100 Day Blogging Challenge: Ending stronger

Thursday, January 30, 2020


January's almost done, and I usually suck at endings, partly because I often let things dwindle down, due to lack of persistence. I've never really thought about working on / focusing on them, but that might be a missing piece of my 'mental game' in both this pursuit of health and fitness, and also in other things in my life.

I'm always about the new part of cycles, but the opposite side is letting things finish and be finished, because endings come anyway. Preparing for and honoring the process of a good strong ending may make more of them and make them better.Time has passed; are the results where I want (and need, for my health) to be? So far so good: I met my Jan goal of 10 pounds down (probably because I started consistently taking a higher dose of my thyroid, but any reason is good, lol) BUT this week I started stepping on the scale and was up. (serves me right for not following my plan!) Even if I do end up a little up on this weekend's 'official' weekend, I'm literally stronger having restarted my fitness program, and figuratively stronger, realizing how much of it is a mental game. For me: endings are the new beginnings, from now on.
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Took it easier today on working out after yesterday's 2 hours; both the amount (70 min) and the intensity, though I did do strength training with my newish 8 pound dumbbells I gifted myself over the holidaze. Still haven't restarted my yoga practice, but hope to fit it in this weekend. Had impeachment trial on for most of day in background(I work at home) but if was slow, and seemed entrenched, so I switched to some HGTV too on and off, lol. On track for water (very late but still done; was tracking food immediately, and staying under calorie limit.

3 Small Victories:
-made progress on daybed area
-over 300 sparkpoints for day (multiple challenges; helps your teams too, plus several lucky spins)
-took inspiration from various spark'rs (thanks!)

3 Blessings:
-Inspiring spark people
-no sugar cravings after dinner (was able to think about dessert when I realized I had the calories available but just opted now)
-Dr's appt. (screening) tomorrow

3 Goals for Tomorrow
-More progress on daybed area
-Make rewards list
-try 5 min hula-hooping (I suck! at it, but would love to get better)

Reward tomorrow: go shopping for something fun
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