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MAYBER SparkPoints: (82,909)
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10/25/12 2:32 P

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CHELLESGOALS36 SparkPoints: (14,481)
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10/25/12 2:19 P

I needed to read the don't break momentum. I am not feeling well today but am talking myself into getting on the wii and doing that ten minutes

RAVINAMSTER SparkPoints: (1,416)
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10/25/12 1:58 P

I was feeling a bit unmotivated today too. Thanks to everyone who responded and offered their encouragement as well. Checking back on the post reminded me to just push on and do it! So I did. Congratulations to everyone today who just stopped playing mind games and got on with it. Hooray Us!

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JAVAGAL47 Posts: 2,824
10/25/12 1:46 P

Wow, you have hit a cord with many today. I am one of them. I was sitting here at the computer with my small weights and rubber exercise band thinking I should use them but had not picked them up!! I have missed quite a few days. I am planning on checking your post again and again to get me going. I am in a power chair and can't do anything really physical but can at least stretch. I do have a list of chair exercises, some not possible for me, but many would help yet that list is sitting on the right of me not being touched. I am stopping now to pick up that list and do as many of them that I can. Thanks for your "shove" a new Spark friend, Betty..... emoticon emoticon

MARYJOHANNAH Posts: 1,057
10/25/12 1:38 P

You are sooooo right. This morning I had no , and I mean NO energy but said just a few minutes more, then a good song came on and I said wait till it finishes. Amazing. My body did it ....along with my head.

JRUBY8 SparkPoints: (50,458)
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10/25/12 1:04 P

Good Advice!

MANDELOVICH Posts: 2,383
10/25/12 12:36 P

Great job! Thanks for sharing!! Once you start, you've done the hard part!!

JSELLINGTON SparkPoints: (100,418)
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10/25/12 12:34 P

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are so right!!! I hate 4AM but I get up walk the dogs and then boogie in the living room w/something for an hour and I feel so good once I start! I love that feeling!! Who needs to do drugs, just EXERCISE!!! emoticon Thanks so much for sharing, I hope everyone will read this!! emoticon

MAGI_5 Posts: 36
10/25/12 12:23 P

emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep on keepin on.. -Ma

WNISHIKAWA Posts: 1
10/25/12 12:14 P

Congratulations, Ravinamster! So much of consistently exercising is mental. I tell myself that it is only one hour of my entire day. When you think about it, an hour goes by so fast when you are watching TV on the couch. I have committed myself to weight training three times a week and so far, I'm up to 6 weeks. The best thing I did was joining a gym which was right across the street from my work, instead of a nicer gym which was 5 miles away. There is no excuse to not working out now and I either work out at lunch or right after work.

There's been so many times I've ALMOST not gone and I've reminded myself how slippery that slope is, when you start breaking your promises to yourself. Consistency is the key with weight loss and changing your body. Keep it up!

LOVEXAVIE SparkPoints: (29,790)
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10/25/12 12:09 P

What a great way at looking at things!
Kudos to you and continued success!

SJKENT1 Posts: 1,565
10/25/12 11:45 A

10 minutes? I can do 10 minutes! Thanks - great idea

LESLIE56 Posts: 6,171
10/25/12 11:42 A

emoticon for the tips. I didn't exercise yesterday, except for a short walk. I am usually pretty consistent, but some days, I have a hard time to get going. Today, it is warm, but dreary, and I need to force myself to get out. emoticon

SPARKMOM6247 SparkPoints: (1,832)
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10/25/12 11:30 A

Thanks for the great idea!! Im sure the 100 calorie start is really helpful...I'm going ot try it. You keep it up!

PGNBRI SparkPoints: (30,053)
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10/25/12 11:14 A

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FEMMEFATALE11 SparkPoints: (48,220)
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10/25/12 10:35 A

You have a great attitude. This was good advice.

PURPLENURSE17 SparkPoints: (4,377)
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10/25/12 10:25 A

this is an almost everyday struggle i can totally relate with!!! the great thing is, our bodies LOVE to move so once we force ourselves to just do it, it gets so much easier and i often find myself surrounded by other active people thinking "why was i so against doing this? this is amazing!"

JEANNIEHUFF Posts: 13
10/25/12 10:02 A

Thanks for sharing your story. I'm the same way, I'll do really good for 3 months and then life gets in the way and I talk myself out of going to the gym, and I'm experiencing some of the same issues you have been exhausted and not sleeping well. I have begun eating better and my plans are to go to the gym or at least walk today. Thanks for the encouraging words. It's good to know that you aren't in this journey alone.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH Posts: 622
10/25/12 9:52 A

LOVE this!!

GIRLINMOTION Posts: 4,925
10/25/12 9:45 A

Way to go! The 10 minute plan really works. That is my goal each day, and it is easy to commit to. I do more of course, but for those days that seem like you don't want to do nothing due to various reasons, 10 minutes doesn't seem like much.

CALICOANNEFLINT SparkPoints: (7,384)
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10/25/12 9:38 A

Way to go!

I've been telling myself the same thing. If I don't want to go to the gym, I make myself, saying just do it for ten minutes. Of course I end up staying for longer. It works.

Excellent!

TDEMAIO2 SparkPoints: (50,001)
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10/25/12 9:38 A

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HLOCHRIDGE SparkPoints: (109,009)
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10/25/12 9:34 A

WHOO HOO!!!! Good job!!! It's so easy to talk yourself out of it and so hard to keep going! Way to go!

FRABBIT Posts: 511
10/25/12 8:58 A

Great way to think about it!

ALBEAUMONT2 Posts: 38
10/25/12 8:51 A

Good for you!

ANNE007 Posts: 153
10/25/12 8:51 A

I agree and do that all the time! The other night I had a headache, I was grouchy, had a bad day and **really** wanted to text my work out partner and cancel. Instead I showed up, had a fabulous work out and my headache disappeared and my mood improved considerably!

I am always so glad when I go...

LW8843 SparkPoints: (41,142)
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10/25/12 8:37 A

I agree if I can just get started I want to keep going most of the time. And 10 minutes is better then nothing if I decide I really don't want to keep going.

NIN_RENAMARTIN SparkPoints: (16,136)
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10/25/12 8:29 A

Wow...I give up easy too often...but once I get started, I can do it...just need motivation...thanks for sharing.

MISSMARY3 SparkPoints: (112,724)
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10/25/12 8:22 A

emoticon It really does just take getting started. Keep up the good work!

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (116,409)
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10/25/12 8:14 A

4:45 came early this am for me. I hate getting up, but the results are so worth it!

RETMRSREV Posts: 1
10/25/12 7:57 A

I can so relate to this. So many times I want to turn that 4:45 am alarm off and turn on the 6:00 am alarm (yes, I have two!) rather than get up and walk. But, I will tell myself that I will walk just around the block, but once I get out there I keep going and end up doing my almost 2 miles and feel so much better.

MILLEDGE2 Posts: 3,315
10/25/12 7:52 A

I read this at just the moment I was contemplating bailing on today! Thanks for protecting me from my own bad self. Gotta go now and get on with my daily workout! emoticon

GOLD11042 Posts: 1,052
10/25/12 7:25 A

Thankss!


SLICK541 Posts: 27
10/25/12 6:54 A

Thank you for the post. I have let the exercise slip the last couple of months and I fell the effects in many areas of my life. Your post will help me remember that once I get started it will be worth it.

Keep up the good work.

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ROSET491 Posts: 855
10/25/12 6:45 A

Great Blog! didn't realize this happned to so many of us!! First 10 minutes of anything is always the hardest!!

SHOOPETTE SparkPoints: (89,216)
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10/25/12 6:42 A

WOOHOO indeed

INTEGRITYBLUE SparkPoints: (11,785)
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10/25/12 6:34 A

thank you for that post.. I have long lost my desire to exercise and keeping the momentum going in the right direction is SO HARD. Thank you for your words, it is motivating! Keep up the GREAT work! emoticon

NIKIBOBIKI Posts: 63
10/25/12 6:32 A

What a great attitude! :)

PURRRPY SparkPoints: (14,376)
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10/25/12 6:32 A

I need to hear that today - I have been struggling with keeping the momentum going.

Thanks for my morning smile

Purrrpy

JUMPUP Posts: 3,299
10/25/12 6:05 A

Right on the money and just what I needed! Thanks!

NANA2ANGELS Posts: 44
10/25/12 5:09 A

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 SparkPoints: (97,747)
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10/25/12 5:02 A

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TANGOKATE Posts: 365
10/3/12 9:58 P

Brilliant words. Thank you.

CATHWREN SparkPoints: (55,019)
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10/2/12 6:35 P

Well said and Well Done. Keeping that momentum is the way to achieve success. Thanks for the timely message.

SWAN47 Posts: 5,550
10/2/12 11:51 A

emoticon keep that attitude and soon you'll accomplish your goals and more! emoticon

OCWIFEY1 SparkPoints: (39,384)
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10/2/12 8:51 A

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LALA_1012 Posts: 1,361
10/1/12 2:59 P

Good Job!

MILADY_LCF Posts: 1,008
10/1/12 12:54 P

awesome job!

IGSBETH SparkPoints: (113,963)
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10/1/12 10:35 A

Way to go!

RAVINAMSTER SparkPoints: (1,416)
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9/30/12 10:41 P

Over the past 2 weeks there have been several days that I HAVE NOT wanted to work out. To the point of telling myself I would start again tomorrow. Being a long time procrastinator and having experience with other practices, I know breaking momentum is a no no.

This time I changed my self talk and told myself all I had to do was burn 100 calories on the elliptical. Easy! The AMAZING thing is that once I get started I dont want to stop. After the 100 calories I went on to do some strength training and wow I feel really good about myself.

I guess what im trying to share is not to let yourself break the momentum you have built. Even if you just do something for 10 minutes, THAT IS ENOUGH. Who knows you may feel so good you keep on going.

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