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Friday, January 21, 2011

hi.. maybe.. you all are tired of me writing and apologizing for not writing and not getting back into the workout i know i need to be in. and think you all know that when you get out working out and enjoying the benefits of a nice workout.. how hard it is to get back.. know it`s not a reason to not work out but when you do all the work taking care of your family relative.. it seems to get harder and harder to say i`m going to go and do my work out.. my dr tells me i know what i "MUST" do as well knowing the benefit i will get out of working out gives.. what does one say to make themself see what they are missing and need to do.. some say just tell yourself to get off the couch and get started.. some say need some backup.. i don`t know what is best.. but do understand the need for the work out especially after the holidays.. which by the way are my favorite ones.. guess i never did do a resolution this year.. due to the fact i know what must be done ... now all i need is the little push to say "hey JIm.. get out of the chair and do some exercises... ".. not sure if you want ot respond to this blog.. but would appreciate any input.. thanks for your time and patience..
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MONEYSTRETCHER 2/12/2011 2:06PM

    I can really relate. I use to walk 7 miles a day, and I worked out in the Gym for 3 days a week and I loved it! Then I moved too far away to walk in the mall and it was too dangerous for me to walk outside in the winter, I was too far from the Gym. You know the story. I put on 100lbs more. I miss it.

Now after many ups and downs I am here to start again.

One thing that I do, is that I take a moment to think back to that time when I was doing so much. I felt good, I felt strong. I could do so much more. I take the time to really remember how that felt. Then I get up and do and start a cardio program for just the first 10 minutes. Then I do a few more minutes, and then a few more minutes, and so on until the program is complete and I am elated with my progress!

Logging in fitness really helps me also, because I see what I have been doing. I feel like I have accomplished something. I work in push ups, sit ups, squats and other activities in through out my day. I can't afford the gym. That would be my dream.

I am a very big girl. I loved walking into the gym knowing that anyone who was not use to seeing me was going, yeah right, but at my best I could leg press 680 lbs. and it really helped with stress relief. A lot of those jaws dropped. And I got a lot of compliments even though I was so heavy. People believed in me.

I started it all by walking in the mall. I couldn't make it around even once without sitting. 3 times is a mile. I remember those moments, and how I felt and I just do what I know will get me back there. I do not beat myself up for not being there though. I think of this as a journey. I have choices and consequences. The consequences of working out, is feeling good.

I know this is long, but it has really helped me out a lot to write this, thanks.

Sheila

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MISSY0356 1/21/2011 8:36PM

    What are you doing right this moment? Try just committing to 5 minutes right now! Don't think about it, just do it!!! 5 minutes thats it, just 5 minutes, if 5 turns into 10 thats great and if 10 turns into 20 even better. You already know it is going to make you feel better. Now lets go, the clock is ticking. emoticon

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