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Positive Attitude Challenge...Day4/10

Friday, April 29, 2011

Today's challenge was to name something that we are afraid of failing at and have not attempted and set ourselves up for success. This one is hard for me because I usually do attempt most things but never finish the ones that intimidate me. I have lots of those. The ones that come to mind right off though are exercise related.

First off, I joined the C25K program, probably about a year ago. I did fairly well the first three weeks before pulling a leg muscle. That was the end of that. I figured that I was not meant to run and never tried again. In the back of my mind there are always excuses as to why it's not meant for me like...I pull muscles easy and my boobs are TOO big and I do not want to spend $80 to tie them down. Kinda silly, huh? I see women of all shapes and sizes on here completing the program. It's definitely a head thing.

I also attempted Jillian's 30 Day Shred and thought she had beat me to death. I made it through the first week or so and once again pulled a leg muscle. That was the end of that too. If I do not succeed right off, I tend to throw in the towel.

Luckily this only seems to be a trend with exercise and not weight loss. I never give up on losing the weight no matter how many times I fail.

What a minute! A light bulb moment just happened! It's not failure, if you get up and keep trying. BINGO!!! There you go! It is not failing if you continue to try. I must beat this into my brain! I may fall, but I do not have to fail. The choice is mine.

I am loving this challenge and discovering so many things while doing it. Whether or not you join the team, take the time to do the challenge. It has been really eye opening for me.

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RUN2MYDREAMS 5/1/2011 10:07PM

    We fall down...but we get up! That's in 2 different Christian songs that I love and I think it holds true with what you've said here! YOU ARE FABULOUS!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/1/2011 8:48AM

    you are learning to WIN. It's not a race, it's a journey, with lots of twists and turns, but in the end emoticon

We're all here for you!

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    Keep on trying. You're doing great! I'm not even doing this challenge but am really enjoying it through your blogs. Love ya, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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BLAIRJ1 4/30/2011 2:14AM

    SO many of us are perfectionists. It's so "all or nothing". Glad we are all learning that trying is not failing!

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GRACEISENUF 4/29/2011 11:35PM

    Winners fall at times but they get back up and keep pressing forward.

Love your attitude.

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TWALKER0475 4/29/2011 3:34PM

    That is so very true - it is impossible to fail if you keep trying! As long as you haven't given up, you are inching your way towards success!

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SCMAMAJONES 4/29/2011 11:40AM

    I had the exact same problem with 30-day shred and c25k. My body just isn't ready. I should probably try them again because I'm definitely farther along. Thanks for the positive thoughts this morning!

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DARKTHOR 4/29/2011 10:18AM

    If you fall and get up and keep going, not only is it not failing it makes you a tremendous winner in my book.

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BLESSED2BEME 4/29/2011 10:06AM

    Is this a challenge that can be started any time?

I'm really enjoying learning even more about you through this challenge and what you share.

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