Monday, April 28, 2014
I have always strayed away from Spark Streaks because I felt I was setting myself up for failure. As I am sure it shows I am a recovering perfectionist! I frequently would say to myself if you can't do it right don't do it. So looking at my past perfectionist mistakes I am now trying to turn over a new leaf. I gave up perfectionism in my house cleaning a long time ago to keep me from insanity and stop my family from chasing me down the street with clubs.
But I noticed I had taken up that little bad habit again with my exercise because I felt if I break the streak I will just give up on all exercise. Well decided yesterday that that is a really stupid way of thinking, and I want to reach certain goals and I think a streak will give me that little bit more momentum to reach those goals.
So starting today, I am committing to daily exercise of twenty minutes. Why 20, because it is proven that 20 min of cardio a day makes your body process sugars the way non diabetics process sugars. When I was walking so much I could not keep my sugars high enough without extra snacks which was amazing, because usually the highs were my problem.
I have kept myself mostly under 140 in my daily blood sugar tests which is what you want, but I am much more healthy when I am at about 100. I cannot get to that number without mega insulin or daily exercise. So I am back on the daily exercise wagon and that perfectionist be damned! If I fall off the wagon, the plan is to just pick up my big panties and climb back on!
So they say it takes 26 days to develop a permanent habit & I want to make this permanent so today is the first day of that 26 day goal. My second goal is to be down in weight before I see my sister finally graduate with her Bachelors in June. We love to stay in a hotel and sit in the hot tub as much as we can, and I refuse to get in a bathing suit this heavy. I am shooting for 15 lbs lost by then but once again no perfectionist allowed. I will do my best and that will be my point of pride, basically that I tried and that I did not run away from the attempt.
Spunky Science girl you gave me to motivation to do this so Thank you! So if you hear of a big woman huffing & puffing her way around the block with oxygen on again, just step out of the way and watch her go, may not be a pretty site, but will be an interesting site! So Spark streak here I come look out & perfectionist you better run!