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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!

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  • BIGPAWSUP
    You are awesome and I KNOW you can do this.
    2297 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You know I've got your back!!!! KEEP GOING.

    HUGS

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    “If we aim high and fall short, we still achieve more than by aiming low and falling short.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    Isn't this just perfect!?! Found it this morning.
    2298 days ago
  • DSBRIDE
    Oh how I agree with your new plan. I started the first of the year to do at least 30 mins of any kind of exercise a day. Several times I wanted to quit but I haven't so far and now I kinda enjoy doing it, it's my new habit. I know anytime I want I can skip a day but then I say, maybe tomorrow, meanwhile I'll do this today. That way there is no pressure on me and life is simpler. You have to do what works for you as all of us are not the same.

    Wishing you well on your journey!
    2298 days ago
  • PUPPYWHISPERS
    I'm cheering for you!

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    2298 days ago
  • BEAUTY_WITHIN
    You can do it!
    2298 days ago
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