What I learned from my coaches today
Friday, May 23, 2014
I read an article today that I was really in need of. It was called Guilty Pleasures of the SparkPeople Coaches - What You Can Learn from Your Coaches. They were real candid about discussing their guilty pleasures, how they felt about skipping exercises or eating some less than wholesome foods. I had been trying to get rid of a nagging little voice in my head that was telling me I have been less than consistent and contentious in my logging on and tracking all my SP duties ever since the weather has become so nice here. Reading this article and another one yesterday from Transform-Abby has been just what I needed to hear to remind me that I am healthy and making good choices every day despite my not having perfect SP attendance and even though I haven't tracked daily when I do enter what I have eaten or activities I have done I find that I am still living consistently with they way I was when I first joined and was tracking everything faithfully. I think I may be giving myself more slack and weaning myself from daily tracking and just living the lifestyle I have been training myself to live for the past four months. I still intend to come and track and visit on SP but perhaps now is the time to say not every day but check in once a week to see how my friends are managing and to use those days I do check in to evaluate how my progress is going without the total dependency that I have had up until now. I have achieved my desired weight goal a couple of months ago and I am still working daily on being more active and still planning on running my first 5K in July and now that I have the tools and knowledge I am applying in my everyday life the next step of progression is to become a little more independent. I still will come back here to make myself accountable for the time I am away during the week. If this step isn't beneficial then I will re-evaluate and go back to tracking and logging on again daily.