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Things to Remember, Part. 1

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm trying to remember many things. Things like:

I ALWAYS feel better after I exercise. It is so hard to remember this when I'm trying to get to it though. Maybe I need to stick a post-it on my computer to remind me. And even though I'm realizing my butt hurts now from that darn bike seat today, I felt a sense of positive emotion this afternoon that has been in short supply lately.

Even if my butt hurts tonight, if I keep getting back on that bike it will adjust. It did last time. It will again. And it isn't as bad as it was last time, because now I know better how to sit on the seat to avoid the worst pain.

I am capable of tremendous things. Things I NEVER ever thought I could do. Like run. And enjoy it. Even 6 miles! and complete a triathlon. I am stronger and tougher than I tend to think I am.

If I can do these things, I can work up and stick to an exercise plan on my own, without Brad. I miss working with him (watching BL reminded me of training with him) but I learned what I need to know. And if I can't remember, I've got my workout journals and I can go back and recreate the workouts he had me do.

I exercise for far more reasons than simply weightloss.

My body finds good food choices more satisfying than sweets and junk food.

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I'm sure there are other things I need to remember, but for now this will do.

I'm into baby steps right now.

A little exercise several times every week. Some stretching.

Trying to make better food choices. More water. Leaner protein. More complex carbs. More vegetables. More fruit.

I just keep telling myself that what's important, what life is all about, is progress. Not perfection. Just some progress. A little progress each day, each week, each month, each year.
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  • ITSMYLIFE2
    You are on the right path!! Let that sore hinnie be your symbol to that first big step (more like a toddler then a baby). Brad gave you the education and know how and now its your time to make it work for you!! Take care and keep writting you do inspire many.
    1787 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    ruh roh jules is backkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. woo hoo! good for you because life is all about baby steps from start to finish. i know you can do this!
    1799 days ago
  • CASSIOEPIA
    Funny.....I've been using this phrase a lot lately, "Progress, not perfection."

    It's a good one.

    Great to read your blogs again Jules.
    1800 days ago
  • MONICA_W
    Atta girl. It's good to see you blogging again.

    Hee hee and yes, your bum will adjust to cycling. (In more ways than one, but all positive, woo hoo!)

    Will you come back and tell me something you did today that made you proud, or something that reminded you why you're here? Keep that in mind for the day - make decisions you'll want to tell me about! I'll look forward to it!
    1801 days ago
  • SCOTIANRUNNER
    Welcome back Jules!
    1801 days ago
  • SAMILIA
    Ditto! The baby steps are a great way to ease back into the swing of things. I'm currently baby stepping back into Sparking. Exercise a few days a week (which also makes me feel better!! Imagine!), and making the better choices as often as possible. We can do it! :)
    1801 days ago
  • CHEPRBYTHEDOZN
    great plan and keep reminding yourself of all these things. Mark it on your planner/calendar that you are going to exercise for just 15 min(at least) and then, if time and body allow, go for more!
    1801 days ago
  • RC2CATTLE
    Great plan!! Stick to it and you will be successful!
    1801 days ago
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