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Despised no longer

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Today, I have had one of those moments. A moment when I realized how much my life has, and continues to change. I miss exercise! I never really considered the role it began to play as I have changed my lifestyle to fit with my priorities of health and overall well-being. As I have commented repeatedly, when I began this journey, I hated every step I took. However, literally I knew my life depended on it.

I have had some setbacks which have prevented me from my usual routine. Recently, I have been forced to abstain. It often takes losing something before I realize just how important it is.
I have taken the benefits of exercise for granted. All areas of life are being affected. Sleep,
Stress primarily, mood, and just the act of doing it.

When it hit me, I was actually missing it you could have knocked me over with that proverbial
feather! They say that old habits die hard-indeed they do. But is it possible that new ones are
even harder to break?

I will admit I am frustrated by the fact I cannot do as much, and need to regain my stamina.
However, today that is not nearly as bothersome as not being ready to resume at all.
I would have never dreamed that I would see such a change in my lifetime.
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CATHYHASSPARK 10/1/2012 4:16PM

    small steps my friend you can do it ,,, Do not be depressed or discouraged , every day when you attempt to do something you are making progress!

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FISHINGLADY66 9/28/2012 9:09PM

    This is a lifetime change, and when I started, at my age, I think it is harder for change, but as our Spark friends say, Keep pushing, we can do it. I have faith in you and I know you will never give up. You will succeed. As you said: Our health depends on it.

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LUCINDARW 9/26/2012 9:47PM

    You've come along way in your journey so far I'm sure you will succeed in adding it back in! Keep pushing forward and you can do it! Lucinda

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SHEENADEE 9/25/2012 5:43PM

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I say you've come a long way! Best wishes to you.

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