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The usual

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

As usual... I was doing something really great and life happened. I made it through boot camp at the beginning of August. I didn't lose any weight but lost 6" off my body.. I could see results. Then life happened. My grandfather died, I started a new job, blah, blah... and I haven't worked out in a month.

I know what I need to do... just need to do it. I am having an internal struggle with working out with others or working out by myself. If I work out with 'my friends' I have a tendency to not work as hard or give up. It's easy to tell them no or make up excuses.

When I work out by myself ... I can think about things. In some strange way I push myself harder... almost as if I am not afraid to fail cause my friends aren't around. Working out by myself doesn't just mean alone. It means I am also working out in exercise classes where I don't know anyone. The downside, I am finding that my friends (one in particular) make me feel guilty for working out on my own. As if it is my fault they are not exercising because I am not with them. And because of this ... I am not working out at all.

How do I make that emotional break? How do I make this person understand, it's not them... its what I have to do?

Another obstacle I am finding, my work schedule is making it hard to do any classes at the gym. Luckily the weather is getting more bearable and I can start riding my bike again or walking in the neighborhood without working about heat stroke.

I know what I need to do... I just need to do it.

I want to succeed and I can't wait for the day that I write about successes on here instead of obstacles.
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KAREN_01 9/8/2010 12:38PM

    You can succeed! And you will!
As long as you don't give up.
Where your friends are concerned, I think that you should just tell them that it is your alone time to think and reflect and to focus. If they are not cool with that, they might not be as good a friend as you thought.
I'm totally the opposite, I love to have someone there with me. Not necessarily right next to me, but somewhere in the room is fine. But sadly my gym buddy has not been able to join me for two weeks and will most likely not to so before mid October. My husband used to go with me, but he also opted out. So, I drag myself there and do it on my own - and I am not doing too shabby.
Sometimes you just got to do what you need to do.

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TWEETYKC00 9/7/2010 10:30PM

    i hope your friends realize that your workouts are not times to avoid them, but needed time for yourself. you shouldn't have to feel guilty for that, if anyone makes you feel bad for trying to better yourself in any way, what are they really doing to the relationship you have with them? success, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. if you think you are a success, then you are!

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