Friday, July 06, 2012
Just realized yesterday I've been on Spark People for only 8 months - somehow thought I was going on year 2. Maybe becasue recently "sparking" has become such an integral part of my every day.
This was not the case during 2011 - I actually totally dropped out after the past two-ish months starting up again in January. . . and starting up with a fervor!
Each month since it has become easier to find the time. Initially, becasue I am a very competitive person and decided to 'earn' as many points as possible each day - which required logging in each day 8-))
Next thing, I was reading articles and blogs, being inspired, joining challenges and tracking myh progress....and losing a few pounds in the process!
June was a particularly successful time for me on my journey to better health.
#1 - Received a Perfect Attendance Trophy - MY FIRST !!
# 2 - Reached 1,000 Monthly Fitness Minutes BEFORE the end of the month!! Last time I received this Trophy was in my 'starting month'
# 3 - Reach 500 Monthly Spark Points - all that reading of articles, blogs, etc.
# 4 - Received a Consistence Trophy
# 5 - Consistent gym attendance - only missed a couple days
# 6 - Earned a .01 for each Spark Point AND for each goal met - now I'm going shopping for REAL workout clothing!!
# 7 - Joined my first 5K - in training now
# 8 - While not as consistent as I'd like, I'm eating more meals at home - a 75% improvement
# 9 - Lost 1.8 lbs - the BEST PART OF THIS BLOG 8-))
I suppose the list could go on and on but that is what comes to my mind right now.
Next Step - Create a successful July!