2015 GOAL: Get to a healthy BMI number. GOAL: Keep track of my cholesterol numbers so I can stay off medication.
Track nutrition and fitness every day. Continue to enter challenges and enjoy friends--old and new!
My name is Phyllis but I have been called MawMaw for lots of years now. I am 74 years old, live in the country in southwest Indiana. Through my life I have tried WeightWatcher, TOPS and lots of things that make me cringe now in hindsight. The Spark Program is the first time that I have taken control of my own program and made it just for me instead of following the "one size fits all" outlined for me by others.
My joys, besides my large beautiful family, are any type of sewing, knitting, quilting, etc. and sitting on the front porch with a good book!
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
In our crazy and hectic world, we often don’t even think about this bit of advice. Many times we become more focused on what we have to lose rather than what we might gain by putting ourselves out there, and taking a chance. Often times we just clam up and follow the rules, and don’t give ourselves enough credit. We forget our inner strength.
You are capable of much, much more than you realize. How else do you think you have made it till now? Most of us think we are too old for Winnie the Pooh, but there is a great deal of wisdom to be garnered from this Bear of Very Little Brain, and his group of loyal friends.
“I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now.”
Everything happens in the moment. What is done is done. There is no undoing it. Crying over the past will get you nothing. In fact, it most likely will distract you because you might keep mulling over what you could have done differently, and how you ruined things. This takes away your focus on how to keep moving forward or being happy.
However, what you can do is learn from the mistakes you made and avoid them in the future. Make peace with your past.
Don't regret the choices you made. They were made to the best of your ability in the moment - given the circumstances you were in. If they were not as they should have been - try again the next time. Chalk it up as a learning experience, and turn your focus forward again.