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What a difference exercise makes!!!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

I grew up on a farm, so physical activity was no stranger to me, but still I was not overly interested in sports or any other kind of exercise. The years went by and I found myself in my 50s,about 100 pounds overweight and really not motivated about life in general. I discovered Spark People in March of 2010 and started making some small, but significant, changes in my lifestyle. I managed to lose 30 pounds but still was not giving forth 100% effort...and physical activity was the factor severely lacking!! I had every excuse in the book, believe me! I had been telling myself I was going to join a gym for months, but finally last Saturday I actually joined. What a difference a week makes! I actually missed 2 days this week, one due to a meeting that lasted way too long and another because I was ill, but those 5 days of exercising have made me feel like a whole new person...I am literally on a high I cannot describe! I feel ALIVE again!!! HOORAY!!!!
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    Know what you mean, exercise is essential even if you don't need to lose, I'm stressing less, sleeping better & my depression is gone! emoticon

    Jan emoticon
    2662 days ago
    congratulations! Keep it up and enjoy exercise, try different things and you'll keep on doing it. emoticon
    2662 days ago
    That's definitely a hooray for you!!
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    2662 days ago
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