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The first 20 minutes

Sunday, June 10, 2012

I have been reading a new book called the first 20 minutes. If I wasn't already exercising, this would certainly make me want to start! It also reinforces what I have been thinking...if you are a total slug as I was, and start exercising even twenty minutes at a time, you will have huge changes within your body. You don't have to work out hard to get these improvements. You just have to start moving, anything.

It seems like most people on this site are running marathons. I am not. Some days I felt like I was just making my body go thru the motions. I thought if I was in a gym, people would laugh at me. But I kept it up. I am no longer diabetic. My blood Pressure is better. I am not depressed as I was. I feel like I have more energy. I coud go on.

With the exercise seemed to come natural progression to making better dietary changes. I don't starve myself...when I feel hungry, I eat. I also stop when I am not hungry. Two key points for me. Makes the weight loss feel magical. I don't feel like I have been deprived. And my body loves it!

The first 20 minutes...after that, it's all gravy. Even if I had not lost weight, I would have been healthier than I was a year ago.
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    emoticon Feels good doesn't it?! Great progress! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon
    2008 days ago

    Gonna see if I can find the book at my library.
    2008 days ago
    emoticon I don't run marathons, either. When I first started with SP, I started with 10 minutes a day....then, progressed from there. The food part, I concentrated on the calories only and what I ate gradually improved, as I decided what was and wasn't worth "spending" my calories on.

    This reminds me of the picture comment I've seen recently that states, no matter how much you wiggle when you jog, you still are out-lapping everyone on the couch.
    2009 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/11/2012 6:54:52 AM
  • MICHELLE_391
    Brilliant! Congratulations on your progress and your newly-found health! Keep up the good work. emoticon
    2009 days ago
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