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Slowest Looser to Great Things

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I was reading Geminisue's blog-one of my butterfly sisters-about the little things bringing inspiration. I instantly related to what she was stating. I am always amazed when I discover something new about what I can do or how I look. Maybe I have trained myself not to look in store windows and mirrors. What a change from the time I would glance frequently at them.

I began this journey because of my belly. I was gaining way too much belly fat. Health hazard! But, what upset me was that it interfered with my gardening. Honestly, it was that bad. So one day when I glanced into a store window and discovered I actually had a waist-what a lovely surprise. Today I began the 28 Day Challenge and in the video Nicole has you bend forward and touch the floor. Really didn't think much about it until I realized I was touching the hardwood floor.

To some this is probably not that amazing, but to me it is these little things that inspire me to dream of someday maybe looking like the picture of the woman from the Kettle Bell team. It will be okay if I never met that perfection but I can now dream-something I let go of long ago.

I am willing to continue to be a proud member of the Slowest Looser Team knowing it is finishing the race that is the most important thing to me and along every step of the way the little things will continue to inspire me to dream.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOHUSKERS2 8/30/2010 5:42PM

    You'll do it. You have a lot of determination and gusto.

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DARKKAT 8/26/2010 3:58AM

    Good luck with the 28 day challenge and may you cross the finish line at your own slow pace.

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LEAKAY59 8/25/2010 8:04AM

    I get my dose of your visual by realizing that my pants are getting looser! I've been plateaued at 230 since last October (until this week! This team is GREAT!) and the only thing that kept me going was doing my measurements and seeing losses there. Now I'm moving again, albeit slowly, but as you say, it's finishing this race that counts, not who goes the fastest!

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CAROLYN0107 8/25/2010 5:58AM

    Yes, finishing the race is the important thing, no matter how long it takes! Thanks for blogging.

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PJMATH 8/24/2010 10:33PM


I too just recently discovered that my waist is returning, all with only losing 2 pounds. However, those 2 pounds were over a 3 month period, so the visual encouragement was just what I needed.

Good luck in the 28 day challenge!

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JKTENTATIVE 8/24/2010 6:08PM

    Go, go, go! You are clearly making this healthy approach a part of your everyday life...and that means it is yours to keep! Yes - me too - slow...excruciatingly slow...but that does seem to make the difference for longevity...both to stick with it...and hopefully for a longer life. (Sounds like I may have the makings of another blog...around this longevity theme...Go Butterflies!)

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LEXIE63 8/24/2010 3:19PM

    I totally understand that feeling of touching the floor. Every time I try something after knowing in the past I couldn't do it, but now I can, is a wonderful feeling! You should have been there a few weeks ago when I ran up the stairs. I can't remember the last time I ran anywhere, and I still don't run as such, but that day I suddenly got it into my head to run up the stairs and I did it! Colour me astonished! and with a Cheshire Cat grin to boot!
Well done!
Lex xxx
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GEMINISUE 8/24/2010 2:44PM

    So happy my blog, inspired you to write this blog. Each day is new and what we discover in/from it shell benefit us.

Have a great journey!


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JOANOFSPARK 8/24/2010 12:27PM

    oh yeah....great blog..:) it is so awesome when you realize that you actually have a waist again....good for you....keep on tracking, butterfly sister....:)

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NEVERSAYNEVER! 8/24/2010 10:29AM

    This was a great read what a inspiration this was Good luck on your 28 day challenge but I know you will do it !! It is an every day journey.
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THENEWCINDY 8/24/2010 7:19AM

    good luck in the 28 day challenge

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NEXT30YEARS 8/24/2010 6:39AM

Great blog. Continue to reach doe the sky, knowing you can touch the floor!

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