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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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  • v OVERACTIVEELBOW
    Sometimes it is tough being a 'good' sister!! Keep up the "GOOD" work !!
    Audra
    1292 days ago
  • v RISINGBLUESTAR
    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. :)

    1292 days ago
  • v 1EMMA2011
    This is so very true! Great perspective! emoticon
    1292 days ago
  • v A-NEW-TARA
    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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    1292 days ago
  • v CANDOSUE52

    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.
    1293 days ago
  • v WINNINGBATTLE
    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.
    1293 days ago
  • v PROUD-GRANDMA
    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!
    1293 days ago
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