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TBOGENRIEF71 Posts: 20
6/2/10 2:28 P

When you can do "guy" pushups and you are a guy. :)

When you don't feel embarrassed running outside anymore.

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6/2/10 2:15 P

you can keep going 10 hours moving from a house to an apartment....

you 'bounce' back much quicker from a hard workout

people comment on your 'muscle development'!

STACYLEIGH09 Posts: 439
4/16/10 3:56 P

I don't have to slow down on the treadmill :)

LUCKYSTRAWBERRY SparkPoints: (5,726)
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4/16/10 2:01 P

You just want to keep on going!

- "Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." -

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MARIABELLA Posts: 2,388
4/16/10 1:12 P

You're still going and you're fit 7-year-old is tired out!

LIZ-GS SparkPoints: (25,985)
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Posts: 549
4/16/10 12:36 P

The DVD exercises don't get turned off 1/2 way through... lol.

Never give up.
: ) Liz
CHRYSTALM0214 Posts: 499
4/16/10 11:42 A

You stop avoiding mirrors and start catching yourself checking your self out... just to look at your newfound muscles :)

"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can"

~ Lose 80+ lbs
~ Learn to eat all foods in moderation
~ make exercise a part of every day life
~ get back to running!

200lbs - manicure
190lbs - mani/pedi
180lbs - shoes
170lbs - Buy Insanity
160lbs - mani/pedi/ and hair
150lbs - a necklace to remind me of my progress
140lbs - new jeans - 2
135 lbs - a tattoo - my first
ISHFISH Posts: 717
4/16/10 11:34 A

When you can do a flight of stairs without breathing heavily, and then when you can do two, three, and four without your legs burning.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" -Steve Prefontaine

"Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game" -Under the Tuscan Sun

"I'm a woman, Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me" - Maya Angelou
JANISLI SparkPoints: (108,683)
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4/16/10 10:24 A

When you can't pinch an inch.

Edited by: JANISLI at: 4/16/2010 (10:24)
EARTHTONED84 SparkPoints: (12,809)
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4/16/10 10:11 A

People tell you that you look great and ask if I've lost weight.

Fresh just washed and dried jeans don't require me "squatting" to get them a lil more comfortable :P

When I can fight through the pain and exhaustion to do another half an hour of cardio.

When my arms and tummy are toned.

My double chin is shrinking!!!!!

~Eating right today means having no regrets tomorrow~

Started: 245
Current: 225
Goal: 140

Don't dream it. Be it.

Never give up. Never give in.

~Live, Love, Laugh~

I love my veggies =)
4/16/10 10:07 A

You can make it through a Jillian DVD without dying (but still being drenched in sweat and breathing hard)

Your rings are loose

People comment on your weight loss

You can do "guy" push-ups (obviously, that one is for the ladies)

You can beat your 6'1, in shape husband in a mile race by 2 minutes


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BRZ50JP Posts: 44
4/15/10 10:48 P

someone mentions you lost weight.

MACHIN1973 SparkPoints: (58,367)
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4/15/10 10:47 P

I'm not as sore after a workout with my trainer.

HMMEYERS Posts: 901
4/12/10 8:56 P

My clothes fit better & I have to work harder at my work outs to get the same results!

VAPERCHICK SparkPoints: (17,374)
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4/12/10 8:17 P

- Clothes that were once agonizingly tight on you are now sorta baggy on you
- You inwardly cringe when you see someone eating the same foods you used to wolf down without a thought
- you don't feel "right" if you skip a day exercising
- you find yourself looking in the mirror as you pass by and smiling

Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment.
MRSFARRA Posts: 982
4/12/10 7:05 P

you start walking at 6 pm and have to get a ride home at 8 because is dark and you are 10 miles from home.

~~~Melissa or Missee~~~~

It is better to get thru something then to go over it, around it or by it because the test of getting thru it will show you your true strength.

That which doesn't kill me can be prepared to face my revenge.
4/12/10 6:55 P

When you check how many steps you've walked at noon and realize you've already reached your goal for the day.

Most steps walked in one day:
SEXYVIXEN2 SparkPoints: (34,635)
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4/12/10 6:49 P

You can keep going for 20 min or more on the X trainer ( elliptical)with changing levels, when 3 min was hard on the thighs in the beginning emoticon

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SNOWHIT Posts: 387
4/12/10 6:40 P

You go to a ladies clothing swap*, don't dread it in advance, don't feel self conscious (even when you misjudge and try on something way too small), and change in front of your friends.

*Have several people bring gently worn clothes to make available for others. Leftovers are donated.

4/12/10 6:09 P

When yogurt and apples sounds like a treat, my walking poles start calling my name and my clothes get bigger!!!


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LAUREN129 Posts: 648
4/12/10 4:18 P

When you wear shorts for the first time in 10 years because the muscle in the front of your thigh is actually visible and looks defined!

PAPAMIKIE SparkPoints: (48,123)
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4/12/10 4:03 P

Your mid 50s and your V02 Max is in the top 10% for 20 year olds!

Edited by: PAPAMIKIE at: 4/12/2010 (16:03)
Good running and be Careful out there

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4/12/10 3:41 P

your clothes feel loose, your husband notices your curves again and taking a walk is enjoyable and not work anymore.

Quoted from Spark Coach Dean
" The important thing is to start where you are right now, and keep moving in the direction you want to go."
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4/12/10 3:31 P

For the ladies only-when the dreaded 'cramps' come and you automtically go do some exercise because it's the best way to rid yourself of them!

I'd like to take a pill that made me six stone. Then I could eat my way back up to ten. What a great weekend that would be. Jo Brand.

You can't teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

It is NEVER too late to become what you might have been" - George Eliot

MACHIN1973 SparkPoints: (58,367)
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4/10/10 7:40 P

When you can see definition in your muscles... and you didn't even know there was a muscle there! :)

HOFF21 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/7/10 8:20 P

When you feel bad skipping a workout day or just doing 3 miles doesn't feel enough.

Take it day by day hour by hour!!!
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4/7/10 7:42 P

people start asking you 'how'd you do it?'

you feel like a 'wuss' if you don't set the incline at least 50% on the treadmill

you're not sucking air after walking a few flights of stairs

TAWNA_14 Posts: 153
4/6/10 9:01 P

When you'd rather eat an apple than a Snickers bar.
When your clothes start to fit a little more loosely.
When your boyfriend notices how tone your body is!
When that dreaded four mile run is now a "walk in the park."

METALG Posts: 6
4/6/10 12:46 P

When you look at your arms or legs and can see veins popping out all day long and very big after the gym.

NTDUFF Posts: 65
4/6/10 12:22 P

I love this post!!

You know you're getting more fit when...
- every day tasks seem so much easier, from lifting up nieces and nephews to walking around the mall
- your distance/MPH/RPMS on the treadmill/elliptical/stationary bike are constantly increasing

LSVENSSON Posts: 123
4/6/10 12:17 P

When someone else notices you're "looking good!"

"Eat to live, don't live to eat."
GHALYAA SparkPoints: (0)
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4/6/10 12:16 P

you know you are fit when you can run around the park with your son and beat him in a race! emoticon lol

ERINLINDSAY83 SparkPoints: (129,756)
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4/6/10 12:16 P

....when you're uber-strong/toned boyfriend that is a construction worker LOVES running his hands down your abs because they are "so hard!" ;)

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Cor 5:17
4/6/10 12:14 P

When working out is FUN and no longer a chore!

4/6/10 12:07 P can jog/run for 5k, never thought I'd see that day! can do lunges and squats without wanting to cry the next day. want to stay at the gym a little longer.

JCWATL SparkPoints: (40,866)
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4/6/10 11:59 A

When an hour on the elliptical is the "easy day" of cardio.

When you are annoyed that the spin instructor is not pushing the pace harder.

When you can outsprint your running partner at the end of the 5k loop...even though he is a foot taller!

ROOBOY0000 Posts: 513
4/6/10 11:04 A

You are the one passing others while hiking up a challenging hill/mountain.


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4/6/10 9:42 A

When you panic during your 30 min run because you've completed your usual circuit but you still have 10 minutes of running to do!

That was me yesterday-thank you C25k!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'd like to take a pill that made me six stone. Then I could eat my way back up to ten. What a great weekend that would be. Jo Brand.

You can't teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

It is NEVER too late to become what you might have been" - George Eliot

4/6/10 9:37 A

Good looking women stop and give me the classic "Up/Down" onceover look.

KAYJ76 Posts: 80
4/6/10 9:35 A

These are great! They make me smile!
You know you're getting fit when you're sore from a workout and love that feeling.

BLUEANGELLK Posts: 3,909
4/6/10 9:02 A

The #2 Tension on your stationary bike is too easy!!

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, and His mercies endure forever -- 1 Chronicles 16:34
BCARSON11 Posts: 14,498
4/5/10 6:06 P

When instead of watching the clock in anticipation of a cardio class being over you get to the end and say, "Wow, is it already over!"

Hope is the high; dread is the low; life is the stuff in between! -- Medium

"There is no such thing as destiny, only different choices. Some choices are easy. Some aren't. Those are the important one; the ones that define us as people." Quote from the movie 23.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.’” (C.S. Lewis)
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BELFASTBIKER SparkPoints: (23,161)
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4/5/10 5:14 P

...when you don't have to stop 7 minutes into a 15minute walk because of terrible pains in the back.

Yup, that was me, in December.

Starting weight 333

May 18 lost 69 lbs

Target weight 167 lbs!
PRANA_DANCER SparkPoints: (38,592)
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4/5/10 4:42 P

When the thought of a Mountain Dew makes you want to gag.

When you see 60 minutes of cardio as winding down your day.

When you keep poking your newly defined tricep muscles at your desk at work.

When you don't think twice about ordering a salad at a fast food restaurant, and you never use all of the salad dressing (if any!)

GARYM1A2 SparkPoints: (8,668)
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4/5/10 4:35 P

When you give your easter bunny to someone else at work cause you nolonger need it.

When your twin brother decides he needs to start lifting weights cause he sees your results.

When you can do 4 pullups.

when you can hit 26mph in a sprint on a bike.

when you take the stairs to a hotel room and its on the 24th floor.

Edited by: GARYM1A2 at: 4/5/2010 (21:12)

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4/5/10 4:25 P

You tell your trainer you need more weight...

You look and actually see a 'cut' in your thighs that wasn't there before!

You're no longer 'Breathless in Boston'....

MYLADY4 Posts: 1,185
4/2/10 8:37 P

1. You can make it up 4 big hills while biking without having to stop.

2. After hiking for an hour you don't look for the way to the parking lot but another trail to keep you out longer.

3. You make it through a Jillian DVD without stopping (but still want to DIE)


Make it a great day.

PAPAMIKIE SparkPoints: (48,123)
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4/2/10 8:22 P

you use the word "easy" and "10km" in the same sentence in the context of running.

Good running and be Careful out there

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4/2/10 5:55 P

When instead of dreading how you will feel the next day, doing 30-45 minutes on the Ellipitcal seems like a piece of cake.

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4/2/10 5:45 P

1. you don't have to stop in the middle of a flight of stairs to catch your breath!

2. you can tie your own shoes!

3. squats & lunges no longer cause you not to be able to move for a week

4. someone half your age can't keep up with you walking!

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