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15 7/21/11 5:12 A
Way to go! Your message came right in time - I'm struggling with the "is this the right time to start?" question too! But right after I read your message, I decided that NOW is always the best time to start getting healthier and got off my chair, did some simple squats, lunges and other quick (yet very effective!) excersizes and feel so much better for doing so!!! You can honestly say you moved me in more ways than one!
So motivational! I am gonna get on my bike right now!! WooHoo! Thanks for the inspiration xxx
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9 7/21/11 4:52 A
Way to go! You have no idea how inspiring you are to so many people. Yesterday I decided that I wanted to start running again and I did. That post just gave me that renforcement I needed. Keep up the great work
Good for you ! Thanks for being such an inspiration !
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19 7/21/11 3:59 A
It must be gratifying to fly in the face of people who said it could not be done!
Having said that, I believe little rewards for reaching goals also motivate and prevent feelings of guilt for having 'wasted' time or money on things that lie unused. I walked barefoot until I was sure I would walk every day - then I bought myself good walking shoes (quite an expensive buy for my lifestyle). The shoes increased my speed and commitment.
Next on the list is consistent body weight strength training and rewarding myself after I do a consistent 30 minute workout! Exercise bands and dumbbells on next on my to-buy list.
In the end, whatever works, is fine! You know best what will light the fire under YOUR butt and get it moving!
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8,855 7/21/11 3:59 A
I love it! If someone had told me a couple years I would run our local marathon, I would've hurt myself laughing.
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503 7/21/11 1:59 A
Wow, I really needed to read this tonight, thank you. What a beautiful message, and so true. I think so many of us think our lives will start when we lose weight, but we should start living our lives WHILE we lose wait! Or BEFORE we lose weight! I've been practicing this a little by wearing a swimsuit even though I hate it because I refuse to miss another summer swimming..... But I still have a long way to go. I love how active you are, and HAVE BEEN, at different weights. I am still intimidated by sports/certain activities but I think I need to rethink this. I love to hide in the back of class at the gym, but that is a start. My husband is an AVID mountain biker, recovering from his first serious injury (knee) after a bad fall. BE CAREFUL! And have fun. Thank you sooo much for this important reminder.
Awesome outlook on living! I feel more puffy than fluffy but will give it a try. Thank you for the inspiration.
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1,065 7/21/11 1:33 A
Wow such a great message. I just started jogging again after 25 years of not. I was only able to go for 5 minutes but tomarrow Ill add more time. My goal is in a year to get myself back in shape and at least be able to do some 5K or 10K runs. My son even has suggested a team effort for out local Eppies Triatalon.
What an encouraging post! Thanks for sharing some of your journey...I'm at a place of great dissatisfaction with myself, having regained 15 pounds over the winter (during which I had two surgeries so couldn't exercise)....I want to hide myself away until I can come out looking slender again!
You have a great message to share! congrats on your accomplishments and your courage in attaining them.
This was the perfect message for today. As I sit around and look at all my half started projects around my house, I often say, well when I have time I'm going to finish all of that - perfectly, but until I have all that time (which I never do), it sits in it's terrible state of disarray. What I really need to do is attempt a little bit each time I have a little bit of spare time. Just like the plan for myself. If I wait till my house is perfect before I turn my efforts on myself, then nothing will ever change!
Thanks for your words of inspiration and not waiting for perfection =)
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80 7/21/11 12:58 A
Dear on 2 Victory, You are about being consistent in your life. I have made being consistent a very important part of my life. Keepup the good work
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9 7/21/11 12:57 A
Truly inspiring! Thanks for the motivation!
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19,324 7/21/11 12:47 A
Thankyou so much for sharing this inspiration.... You are so right...... We put things off because we don't have it all together before we start....if we had it all together or were perfect we wouold not be struggling with our weight or exercise in the first place.....lol
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6,693 7/4/11 1:20 P
one lesson that I learned this weekend and have been learning all along my journey is dont wait until you reach some milestone before you allow yourself to live. What I mean by that is dont wait until some magic moment before you work toward a goal or enjoy an activity etc...
For me, - I didnt wait until all was perfect before I started running. I trained in all of my fluffy imperfection until I made it happen. Because of that I am looking forward to my first marathon in Sept. - I didnt wait until I had the perfect body before studying to become a certified personal trainer, i wanted the knowledge for ME, but then would let my results speak for itself in the future. -I didnt wait until I hit some goal weight before buying a mountain bike. When I started riding i looked just like i felt, a big squishy guy with love handles galore hunkered over a bike that looked like it was straining under him.
that day i got my bike, i pushed out 10 miles my first time on it- almost got sick in the process and it took me 1.5 hours to do it. Fast forward to yesterday. I celebrated a whole new level of fitness by pushing out 61 miles in 5 hrs and 13 minutes.
I didnt plan on doing it, it just happened. I packed all of my cycling junk after coming home from a short vacation, gave myself about an hour or so R&R from the long drive and went out cycling. The weather was perfect, I was packing the mojo, all lights were green and i just decided i was going to go until i couldnt comfortably go any further.
If you had told me I would be doing this kind of stuff 3 years ago, i would have never believed it. It was hard to believe that I was a capable man when i was 385 lbs but I believe it now.
It took alot of commitment, consistency, and a willingness to let my nose get bloodied in the process but i am here and fighting the good fight.
I still have another 70+ lbs to lose before I would even consider myself remotely competitive or capable of an extreme endurance event but until then.....
Bumblebees aren't supposed to fly... but then again, I dont listen to the experts... I just spread my wings and keep trying.... so should you.
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