This time it's harder, but this time I'm not giving up

Saturday, May 07, 2011

I've had a cycle of ups and downs with my weight for as long as I can remember. I love food, and I hate exercise so weight is definitely a struggle. Let me rephrase, I don't hate exercise, because I love the feeling of accomplishment when I've finished as well as the euphoria that comes with a good sweat, but I dread going to the gym, or outside, or doing anything physically taxing. I love it when it's over, but hate it before it begins, while I'm doing it, it's not so bad.

For the past month I've been pushing myself harder than I've ever pushed myself before, limiting calories, lifting weights, and doing cardio. I've never seen such a minimal return for my efforts before nor have I ever worked so hard. I have to admit that it's frustrating, but I know I'm doing the right things for my body, my health, and my future. It's discouraging to see such minimal results, but it's encouraging to know that I'm not in this for a week or a month, but for life. I want to be stronger, have more energy, and be healthier. I want to hold my grandchildren's children, I want to live a long happy and loving life, and beat all of these challenges that extra weight has presented. I can do it and I will. Everyday is an opportunity for success, and I will be successful.
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  • JENMC14
    Great attitidue! You can do this! Keep itup! DOn't let the slow weight loss discourage you! I suggest taking measurements and seeing if you've lost any inches. That's great motivation, too!
    2484 days ago
    I feel the same way about exercise. I dread going to the gym for various reasons and I make up hundreds of excuses not to just go for a walk or do a work out video. But when I'm doing and once it's over I feel amazing. I feel strong and happy. I actually like the soreness I feel in my body and I believe that exercise really is the best anti depressant. Keep working hard and I'm sure you will start seeing the results you want.
    2484 days ago
    Thanks for the positive comments!! I will def let you know if I find a super fun cardio routine, some of my friends have suggested Zumba, I'm a terrible dancer so I don't know yet, anyone have any info on Zumba?
    2484 days ago
    AWESOME!! Girl you belong in torture chambers!! Come join us!! Your AWESOME!! emoticon One of our motto's in the chambers is...push push push until you can't push no more and then push a great workout as well.
    2484 days ago
    If you find the key to LIKING doing your cardio....please let me would be nice to LIKE putting myself through this...but I am committed to doing my cardio EVERY DAY....just would be nice to enjoy it...

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    2484 days ago
    I like this ,this time I am not giving up because I feel the same way ,tired of the up and down with weight , but this time I am not giving up I want to reach my goal and keep the weight off.
    2484 days ago
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