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Back to the Gym!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

After a week away, I was back at the gym this morning. Still no strength training (somehow, the movements in strength training scare me a bit more with my back titchy!)

But back to truly sweaty workouts.

And it felt awesome!

I think getting a good sweat in first thing in the morning, along with starting the day with a super healthy breakfast are keys to success. They set me on the right mindset for the rest of the day. They remind me that I want the body of someone who puts in some serious time at the gym and eats healthy, not the body of a couch potato who subsists on junkfood.

Without that reminder, it's really hard for me to stay on track.

I will update my ticker on Monday and I can guarntee I won't show a loss. I may not show much or any gain, but I definitely am not on track to meet my May weightloss goal of being below 200 by the start of June.

So, what does that mean? Only what it says. I won't weigh 200 by the beginning of June.

The most important piece is what it doesn't mean.

It doesn't mean I have thrown in the towel. It doesn't mean that I am a failure. It doesn't mean that I am doomed to be obese for the rest of my life. It doesn't mean I should stop exercising and start eating junk again.

The past few weeks were a setback. In life, setbacks come.

But it's not failure till I stop trying.

And I will NEVER stop trying.
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GOLFCHICK2-0 5/18/2012 1:27PM

    Great attitude!! There was a silly blue fish once that said "Keep on swimming". The statement works for us to... Keep on Sparking!!!

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RUDITUDI2000 5/18/2012 11:13AM

    Great job overcoming! Finding the good is so important on our journey of life. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 5/18/2012 1:31AM

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Hooray for being able to get back to the gym!

And very smart recognizing that a weight and date goal that won't be reached is just that - one goal with a deadline that has become unrealistic. You will reach that weight goal at some point because you're sticking with your healthier life!

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GRACEMCC45 5/17/2012 4:36PM

    You're attitude is awesome!

ONE-derland! ONE-derland! ONE-derland!!!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/17/2012 1:05PM

    I've ridden the rollercoaster so much in this last month and a half! There is no quitting here. NONE. You've got this.

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HAPPYERIN 5/17/2012 12:43PM

    Absolutely right! So you had a physical setback -- you still maintained your positive attitude and eating habits, right? All very important things. You are still raring to go!!

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HONESTGRL 5/17/2012 12:22PM

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You have the right attitude for success!

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CHERRYTOMATO 5/17/2012 12:05PM

    Awesome blog! "What it doesn't mean" is key, I think! Your hard work is paying off in your new lifestyle, and your new commitment. Keep it up!

And, I totally agree with you about starting the day off right. It is key for me too. I love starting my day with a workout and a healthy meal. It almost seems like an indulgence because I only get to do it rarely (well, I could do it daily if I was willing to wake up at 4:30 am, but I am not)... I so appreciate a good morning sweat!

:)

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LBFROMBUFAD 5/17/2012 11:23AM

    YES!!!! I am with you, too -- working out in the morning puts me in the right frame of mind for the whole day, plus then I can lay around at night and not feel guilty.

Failure isn't falling down, its staying down and you're getting right back up, so that means you are a winner!!! Thanks for reminding me of all of this stuff -- I'm never going to stop trying either. I'm done with giving up on myself. emoticon

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