A Creature of Habit
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Earlier this week the Spark member POLSKARENIA posted a blog "Variety is the Spice of Life. www.sparkpeople.
She wrote about hitting a plateau in her weight loss journey and how nothing she did moved the scale lower. By chance she discovered that by introducing variety into her eating and exercise habits the scale began to move downwards again. I commend her for her efforts and her commitment to now frequently shake up her routines.
Me? I am a creature of habit and so far that has served me well. My meals are simple, generally take less than 20-30 minutes to prepare and I focus on nutrition and what ingredients I have on hand. Breakfast is the same every day, oatmeal with fruit. Daily exercise is booked in a week in advance; I don't look forward to weight's day but I do like the results so I keep at it. I choose a routine for a 6-8 week period and make sure I complete it at least 2X weekly.
We find success when we are consistent and give our best efforts. We reach out to others here for advice and offer encouragement to them when needed. We make frequent use of Spark resources but also seek advice elsewhere, we never stop learning about good health and being fit. It is St. Valentine's Day, an occasion to celebrate love and friendship; be kind to yourself so that you can be kind, loving and healthy towards others.
PS: I hope I am enjoying life as much as this woman when I am 97! www.cbc.ca/radio