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Expectations~Staying Serious Day 35

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yesterday I was at BJ's picking up a few items. I was quite proud of myself for leaving with no food-only household type items. That's pretty good considering that it's one of those wholesale places. Anywho, I was looking at the dvd's and came across some Leslie Sansone ones. I ended up picking up 2 of her dvds. One is 5 Fast Fat Burning Miles and the other is 3 Flatten Your Belly Miles( I am going from memory so don't quote me on these titles emoticon)

So last night I picked up the 5 mile one and started doing it. I started out thinking I'll do 5. Then when I got the dvd in the player I said, maybe I'll do less. I did 3 and then I watched the video clip after the cool down. It was with one of the members who had lost 106lbs-she was also in the workouts as well.

Her name was Nicole and she really gave me pause. She talked about not having "expectations" in regards to exercise and how it was better to do something than nothing. How it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Now I've responded to many blogs saying it's better to have done somethign than nothing at all.

Well, after listening to someone else talking about it, I started realizing that I have been putting pressure on myself to exercise. It's not that it's a lot but I need to stop having these expectations. I need to be doing what I can do and if I can't do more at that particular time, I shouldn't beat myself up about it.

I think I need to remind myself that SLOW & STEADY WINS THE RACE! emoticon I just feel like at times I'm my own worst enemy. I do well and then I get into sabotaging myself. This is more from the eating stand point.

Today, thus far, I've had a banana and a whole grapefruit. It's 1215 in the afternoon right now so I will have my tuna pasta salad from home in a few minutes. I have been drinking my water but not very quickly.

Sorry if my blog is all over the place. My thoughts are kind of that way this afternoon!

Hope everyone is having a good Monday.
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  • NANC304
    I have the same problem with the all or nothing mentality. Mine is more with eating than working out. So many times I've had one bad meal and then let that derail me for the whole day or even the entire week. I've realized that it's not about being perfect, it's about doing what I can and making slow and steady changes. You're doing great!
    2900 days ago
    I never thought to look in BJ's for Leslie Sansone tapes. Next time I go I will check to see if cheaper than sending away to Thanks for the idea.
    2901 days ago
    Love your attitude. STAY SERIOUS my friend. I'm cheering for you. emoticon
    2902 days ago
    I've heard a lot about Lisa Samsone... does she have good DVDs? I'm just trying to imagine walking to a DVD. A lot of people seem to really like her, so it makes me curious...
    2902 days ago
    Yes, yes, yes. . . I think we have to keep reminding ourselves that this is not an all or nothing journey. You are doing great!!!!
    2902 days ago
    S, that video you mention (LS 5 mile) is the one I've been doing and telling you about. I know just what you mean about expectations...I too watched that interview with Nicole!
    Maybe now we can both decide to pop the video in at the same'll be like we're working out together!! LOL
    2902 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    I like this blog. Isn't it amazing how we're so accurately compassionate w/ other folks, then we pressure ourselves? It's neat to hear the same words we've spoken and written from someone else. 'Oh yeah, I need to hear those words, too!' Keep up with the great choices!
    2902 days ago
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