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When All Doubt is Removed

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If you would have asked me 6 months ago if I liked working out, I would have probably sugar coated it and told you umm not my favorite thing (when I reality I dreaded it and viewed it as an evil necessary chore). After consistently working out (for the most part) for the last 6 months, I can honestly say that I look forward to working out. I love the way working out makes me feel, and also love challenging my body to see just what it can do! I stopped struggling to get my workouts in around the middle of May, when I switched to setting that alarm clock for an hour and a half or so earlier to get my workout in before heading into lab. I recently have set it for even a tad earlier (even though it means having to go to bed a bit earlier) to fit in strength training too. Even though I knew better, I used to avoid strength training like it was the plague. I found that getting up early (not super hard as Im a natural morning person) helped me build much greater consistency in my workouts as I am famous for finding any possible excuse for myself to put off working out (or even not do it at all) if I wait until after I get home.

I actually look forward to working out each morning (6 of 7 days of the week). My body has changed an incredible amount in the past 6 months. Ive become more cardiovascularly fit, developed more muscle, and learned that yes I can do multiple kinds of squats, lunges, and jumping jacks without it feeling like Im going to die. emoticon

At a point, one just realizes that this is real and that you will reach your goals. All doubt is removed and you are left with the knowing, confident feeling that this time is different.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MICKEYH 11/4/2012 10:33AM

    emoticon emoticon thanks for sharing!!

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ROSEDAUGHTER5 8/28/2012 10:34AM

    Way to go! Thank you for this post, because I am the same way! I tend to avoid exercise religiously. This is inspiring, so thank you! emoticon

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COFFEEBOT 8/16/2012 4:42AM

    You're too amazing. I'm still in that zone where workouts are a necessary evil, so I can't help, but be inspired by your post! Kudos to you and keep it up!

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TRAVELISMYGAME 8/15/2012 10:16AM

    emoticon !

Keep up the great work!

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/14/2012 8:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon so proud of you!!!!

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KRICKET57 8/14/2012 2:36PM

    Good for you, I really enjoyed reading this. Keep up the good work!

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COACHKRYSTIE 8/14/2012 1:04PM

    Awesome blog honey!! So proud of you!!

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KIWISMOM95 8/14/2012 11:21AM

    Thank you for this. I am just restarting my exercising program. Your story is very inspiring. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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