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Warriors, Heroes and You (Me 2)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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SILLYHP1953 7/14/2012 4:04PM

    Well, well, well...I just figured out why my trainer at the gym I joined a month ago is doing (besides torture); he's challenging me. Very interesting concept. It's going to put a whole new light on squats and lunges.

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CARTOONB 5/28/2012 12:16AM

    You can make this journey sound like it's worth it. Oh! Wait! That's because it is!! Thanks for the reminder.

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REFFIE1 5/27/2012 6:17PM

    Such a great boost. I am definitely on a plateau but your blog makes me want to continue and not give in. My leg is aching and would make a great excuse not to personally train tomorrow but no excuses allowed. Thanks for expressing so well what those of us are feeling as we struggle to succeed. emoticon

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RADAZZLE 5/27/2012 1:35AM

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LYNMEINDERS 5/26/2012 11:28PM

    Thankyou for sharing this with us John

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SLIMLEAF 5/26/2012 5:16PM

    Just as I'd almost decided to write-off this weekend because I'm feeling so low, I watched your vlog and it has made me determined to do SOMETHING active tomorrow, even if it's only a little. I WILL get out of the house and do something to increase my heart rate and need a shower afterwards. I WILL keep taking these little steps instead of crumpling in a heap and wailing "It's all useless!" (like I did today).

Thank you , my dear Spark Friend.

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CBRIGGS1956 5/25/2012 10:33PM

    Thanks John

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GEEMAWEST 5/25/2012 10:30PM

    John, you really hit a home run with this one. I never thought of it that way. I am frustrated often, but instead of beating myself up I will do my best to remember that I'm doing something. I still care about my health and I will not give up. Thank you!

Love and Hugs, Cheryl

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VICKI-B--56 5/25/2012 6:17PM

  John, You ALWAYS make me think and if I'm having a crappy day ( as I have been the past 2 days), you always make me feel better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. emoticon

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JACKH35 5/25/2012 3:03PM

    Hey John.....I think you might have "unfrustrated me, in fact I'm sure you have. I don't have as much weight to lose as lots of people I see on SP, and I really admire those who have made big strides getting the weight off and getting themselves in better physical condition. I set out to lose about 30 pounds, go from 200 down to 170, maybe a few more than 30, but 30 at least. After getting to the 180 mark about two months ago, I hit that plateau and have been waffling between 178 and 182 since then. Not much has changed, but I have delayed adding my "Lost 20 Pounds' Trophy until I know I am under 180 for good. This blog was a good kick in the butt. I just need to work a bit harder at it - walk a bit further, stay on the treadmill a bit longer, push the plate away a bit earlier. We all know the drill. Thanks for a good reminder.

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DAHLEEA 5/25/2012 2:41PM

    This is exactly what I needed to hear today. I am new to SparkPeople and have had a lot of trouble motivating myself. I worked out hard yesterday and am a bit sore today. I was thinking of not exercising today, taking it easy. But that would be continuing the cycle of poor habits I have engaged in for half a lifetime. I do need to look at all this as a challenge. There are going to be days that are difficult. But I am so very tired of sitting on the couch mindlessly eating while I watch the world go by.
Thank you so very much for your insightful words.

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DEARTOMYHEART 5/25/2012 1:34PM

  You did it again, John. Gave me a new perspective on things and where I'm at. I hurt all the time but feel so much better mentally then I did before I start. I'm so greatful for your blogs. I look foward to the next one because I know you will help me change something about myself. Thanks so much John.. I'm getting off the couch!!! emoticon emoticon

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JUNIAATROME 5/25/2012 12:48PM

    Ha, ha! I AM out there doing something! I'm great! thank you for the pep talk.

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PEGGY11 5/25/2012 11:21AM

As usual, an excellent blog. I can't run, jump or ride a bike. Walking is hard too because of my arthritic knees, but I am off the couch doing the strenth training and walking as far as I can. It is only a quarter to a half mile but it is easier every time. Hey, I am off the couch. Thank you.

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    Awesome blog - I am sharing it with the world!

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LMULLINS4LIFE 5/25/2012 9:03AM

    Oh, John. You've done it again. I got chills because I'm preparing a blog right now to help motivate some of my people that are feeling discouraged and you have communicated SO well what I want to say to them. I hope you don't mind if I take a different angle with my blog and then just highly encourage them to watch this vlog if they are feeling down.

Thanks again!!! You are one of my top motivators!

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NASFKAB 5/25/2012 2:20AM

  thanks again & again

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WARMSTRONG2 5/25/2012 12:14AM

  Thanks, again.

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LISAMARIE1313 5/24/2012 10:20PM

    You gave me the boost I needed today. Thank you !

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MOBYCARP 5/24/2012 9:33PM

    Thank you for the alternative perspective on frustration, right when I'm very frustrated by my work life. The whole Spark thing is going okay, but there are more ways to get frustrated than simply not meeting weight or fitness goals!

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/24/2012 8:06PM

    LOVE this blog, John! You are worth every bit of the effort, and I love seeing the insights that you so generously share.

You and I, and all the Spark folks who are up off the couch, are winners already. The struggles, as you say, just show that we're DOING something! Way to go!

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TERRIMMIX 5/24/2012 7:43PM

    I AM a warrior! And I DO believe it! Thanks for taking the time to put a new perspective on frustration. :-)

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