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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Boost Your Own Confidence!
We all have what I like to call inner chatter that voice in your head that says "I can't do this" or "Yes, I can do this!" What does the voice inside your head say about your efforts to get fit? Are the messages positive and encouraging, or just the opposite?
Make a conscious effort today to take note of your inner chatter so that you can decide whether it's helping you succeed in your exercise efforts or holding you back. If your inner self-talk is negative, it's easy enough to fix; it just takes some practice!

Next time you're heading to the gym or deciding whether or not to go for a jog, take note of any negative messages you send yourself and replace them with a positive spin! Here are some ways you can change negative thinking:

Instead of thinking "This won't work," think "I can make this work!"
Instead of "It's a waste of time," think "It will be worth the extra effort!"
Instead of "It's not going to make a difference," think "I'll never know unless I try!"
Instead of "It hasn't worked before," think "I'll try again!"
Instead of "I've already tried that," think "I can learn from my mistakes!"
Instead of "I don't like that exercise" or "It sounds too difficult," think "I'm excited to try some new things!"
Instead of "That was painful! Never again," think "Wow, I just got through some hard work, and next time it will be easier!"
You can learn to be positive about getting fit just practice having a more optimistic mind-set. Be your own cheerleader and boost your own confidence.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 2/4/2009 11:17AM

    Make your first thought in the morning a positive one...surprising how that sets the mood for your entire day. Keep each one as positive as possible!!
Blessings and hugs,

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GRANDMANANCY 2/4/2009 9:50AM

    Great! You are on the right track!
I usually get up in the AM and say aloud, "This is going to be a great day!" It is amazing how it lifts your mood.
Love and prayers~

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Here I am in the final stretch and panting!! My week has started slowly but I am catching up and determined to finish.

Final Stats: 1130 minutes logged so better see results!! Right!
(will update when I measure after the 31st)

Mid Drif:

emoticon Day 31

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RAINMUSIC 1/28/2009 9:33PM

    Ooh, the suspense is killing me!

I have weigh-in tomorrow. I've logged over 2000 Fitness minutes (280 TOPS Trek miles) so far this month.

That scale had better move down tomorrow!

I do my measurements at the beginning of each month.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I want to report that I feel very good about the progress I have made during the two weeks of the NEW YOU BOOTCAMP. I keep a record of my days that I do the prescribed work such as Nicole's Videos & what ever the #2 challenge is plus the times when 30 minutes of cardio is required. My calendar is loaded with stars!!! I put one star for each day that I accomplish all the requirements plus an extra star on Saturday if I did get stars every day. I have solid ***stars*** for two weeks. THAT GIVES ME CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION!!

What I am noticing now is that I need a new motivation. I do not always want to do my cardio and the thought of it makes me so tired. I am not sure what I will use for motivation. One thing that just came to me is to give myself a tempting reward if I finish strong, meaning doing at least 99% by the end of the month. I have not measured yet but think it would be another thing that I should add.

emoticonI just weighed in at my regular meeting and have lost 2.6# emoticon

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RAINMUSIC 1/22/2009 5:20PM

    Yes! Finish strong! Let us know what the reward is.

Then, what will your goals be for next month?

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NELLIEC 1/22/2009 12:39PM

    Definitely think about what tempting reward you want. One that is really nice, but not fattening!

I like the quote from Norman Vincent Peale. (My grandfather knew him in college. I guess that dates me!)

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I feel motivated today not because I have lost a lot of weight but because I can motivate someone else.

I have stuck to the New You Boot Camp through week 2 and realize that the extra excercise will cause weight gain sometimes as it adds muscle so I am not going to get down because of some added weight.

I am feeling more healthy and motivated as I continue on Week 2.

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RAINMUSIC 1/17/2009 6:54PM

    There you go!

I've done the bootcamp workouts most days,and, yeah, I think my muscles are holding on to extra water. They really ache some days.

I will be glad to finish bootcamp and go back to Pilates. Those lunges are killing me!


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RAINMUSIC 1/17/2009 6:54PM

    There you go!

I've done the bootcamp workouts most days,and, yeah, I think my muscles are holding on to extra water. They really ache some days.

I will be glad to finish bootcamp and go back to Pilates. Those lunges are killing me!


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NELLIEC 1/16/2009 12:35PM

    Feeling healthy and motivated sounds really good! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/15/2009 11:30PM

    WAY TO GO!! I love the bootcamp video workouts. KEEP IT UP!!
God bless you.

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LINDA! 1/15/2009 9:23PM

    emoticonGood for you! I am doing the Boot Camp Challenge too and LOVE IT!

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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Joining the bootcamp with Coach Nicole and all of you is truly an answer to prayer. I now have the second piece of my excercise program. Before I would do walking only on the treadmill, that's all and now I have the strength training and good stretching which is so good for muscles and balance. Also, I have started to do the WATP with Leslie Sansome 'every day' since starting bootcamp on January 4. Praise God!!

I already can feel my stomach tightening and can't wait to see what this does to my arms, legs, and butt!! emoticon

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RAINMUSIC 1/8/2009 11:46PM

    I do the Sansone Walk Away the Pounds, too. I like the upper-body toning I get along with the cardio.

I've started getting a little bored with them, though, so now I check out videos from the library to try. I just had to return Latin Workout, which was really fun, and raised my workout level. Now I add Latin steps to Sansone!

Oh, and I really liked it when I combined Pilates with the videos. That toned me in a hurry. Now I'm doing the SP Bootcamp challenges, but will probably return to Pilates when that ends.

My butt is definitely shrinking. Work your butt off, indeed!

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NELLIEC 1/8/2009 3:06PM

    It certainly sounds like your exercise program is coming together.

May God bless you!!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/8/2009 12:00PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on joining and staying with the bootcamp with Coach Nicole... some of these are tough. Keep up the great workouts!!!
God bless you.

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