"It's too cold."
"The roads are too bad."
"There are too many germs in the Childwatch center this time of year."
"One more cookie can't hurt."
All things I told myself this past winter. Combine that with going back to school and still working two nights a week, and you can see why I added the equivalent of this:
to my total body weight.
Since the weather has turned, I have been more active and going to the Y a bit more. However, that ten pounds is stubborn and hasn't budged AT ALL.
So when this book started calling my name at my last library visit, I listened. And read. And got hooked.
The author and founder of Sparkpeople.com is from Cincinnati, and used to work at P&G. His story is fascinating. And he has such an inspiring way about him.
I convinced my mother in law to start the Spark with me. Isabel is our cheerleader, and I hope to get Joe on board, too.
A positive, encouraging weight-loss program, designed to get you motivated, healthier and more fit. And then when you reach your goals, and people around you ask what you've been doing, you spread the Spark.
No special foods to buy. No extreme workouts to do. Just common sense stuff (drink 8 cups of water, exercise for at least 10 minutes EVERY DAY, eat more fresh fruit and veggies) with an online system that helps you track your progress.
Last night, I walked 2.7 miles with Kay and Isabel, up and down hills and all through our neighborhood. On April 24th, Isabel and I are running in a 5K race at the YMCA.
Those potatoes are history!
Anyone else heard of Sparkpeople? Do you need a little Spark in your life? Go get the book and check out the website. I promise you'll be inspired, too!