Sunday, April 05, 2020
Right now the world is facing the Challenge of a lifetime, this Covid Pandemic is unprecedented, the isolation is foreign, the fear is real, this disease is deadly. It is of utmost importance that we adhere to the pleas of our countries to Stay Home, Wash, Wash, Wash and now wear a mask when we go get groceries and other necessaries of life. This is a Global Challenge for each and every one of us.
Then there are Sparks' 5% Challenges. I did my first 5% Challenge the winter of 2017. Boy it seems much longer ago than that. I keep signing up and keep exercising but alas I seem to exercise my jaws more than my body. As each Challenge comes to an end it is painfully obvious that once again I am not going to make the coveted 5% loss. I thought long and hard about doing the Spring 2020 one and even left it to the very last minute before accepting my invitation. I got busy and visited the team page, did the "Getting to know you" thread and then decided to see who was on the team seeing as I was a returnee after 2 Challenges with another team. There are some new and some former ones which makes it interesting. I surfed a few "home" pages and found two (so far) that have proved to be just what I needed firstly for inspiration and secondly great information. So here I am back on board and believe it or not I have formulated a plan this time. Yesterday was Day One. I stuck to the plan and today I did again even though a walk in winter wonderland wasn't quite what I had in mind!! I dressed for the occasion winter boots, coat, mittens and yes, scarf. Strength exercises are part of the plan as well and I'm thinking I should blog about it too. I intend to blog a couple times a week as time permits as I do want to do some more surfing through other Challengers pages and blogs. Can't hurt can it? I am going to give this my very best effort. I'm reaching out to others on the team and paying attention to their daily entries so I can encourage them as the days go on. I'm in it for the long haul, I'm pumped, I'm serious.