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The Inside Story

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

After months of me cajoling her, my sister started her fitness program. She has been swimming regularly and I am very proud of her. Today she was complaining that she wasn't losing any weight. I explained that she may be gaining muscle.

I also pointed out that we are all so concerned with how are body is looking on the outside but what about the benefits that are happening inside our bodies - to our lungs, hearts, etc.? Just think what exercise must be doing for all those organs inside that most of us just take for granted will always function properly.
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OVERACTIVEELBOW 11/15/2012 7:14AM

    Sometimes it is tough being a 'good' sister!! Keep up the "GOOD" work !!
Audra

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RISINGBLUESTAR 11/15/2012 7:08AM

    Impatience happens to all of us. Weight loss is a long, slow process. It takes time but we all want to look good so we get stuck on the numbers. That is great that you reminded her of all the great things happening on the inside. :)


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1EMMA2011 11/14/2012 10:16PM

    This is so very true! Great perspective! emoticon

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A-NEW-TARA 11/14/2012 10:12PM

    How exciting that your sister has begun her own fitness routine. Has she joined Spark? I'm so glad you talked to her about the importance of all the aspects of living healthy, because all those things are so important.
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CANDOSUE52 11/14/2012 5:30PM

   
I agree. It's so hard not to get caught up in the vanity part of weight loss!!
You're a good sister for encouraging her.

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WINNINGBATTLE 11/14/2012 4:51PM

    i guess its many of the first timer mistakes they forget about muscle and only really want to see results, glad you pointed it out to her. I am a slow looser knowing i am gaining good lean muscles, i know so because i do feel alot stronger and i have lost inches so that is evidence i am gaining muscles lol.

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PROUD-GRANDMA 11/14/2012 4:30PM

    Great point!! I actually was able to lower one of my heart medications! There's evidence my heart is happier! Your sister is lucky to have you in her corner!

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