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The first part of "workout" is WORK!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012




Today is day 259 of my streak!

I'm still doing three workouts a day, and really enjoying it. In the morning, I do my strength workout. This morning was core body. I workout with a video game called My Fitness Coach for Wii. It really is a good workout and I enjoy it. Depending on my mood, I do either 30 minutes or 45 minutes.

Then in the afternoon, I do cardio. I've started doing cardio kickboxing workouts, and I love it! It makes me feel like a tough girl, lol. I have these pink weighted gloves (1.7 lbs) for the workout;



I'll have to get hubby to take a picture of me wearing my gloves, maybe for my next blog.

Then in the evening comes my favorite workout, DDP Yoga! I look forward to this workout all day...I think of it as my treat for doing the other two workouts. Here's little Youtube clip of a DDP Yoga workout;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
shPjl0R5kHo&list=PLEFF6AA9
C61E1F44B&index=1&feature=
plpp_video


Before I started my streak on March first, I always looked for an EASY workout. If a workout made me start sweating or breathing hard, I would think "Oh, its so hard...I can't do this...I'm so tired...I want to stop." I never pushed myself to see just how much I really could do. But now I know that a workout SHOULD be a bit challenging. After all, the first part of workout is WORK!

When I first started my streak, I could only workout for 15 minutes at a time, and it was such a struggle. In the past, I would just give up...but I was determined not to give up this time. I knew that if I just kept pushing myself, I would get better and stronger. So I hung in there, and slowly I did get better, and able to do more and more. I could see and feel the progress I was making, and it made me so proud!



I'm so much stronger now than I used to be. I have muscles, I have stamina and I have balance. I also still have a lot of fat and extra skin, but that fat is slowly melting away, and the skin is tightening up somewhat. At my age (51) I know that my skin won't firm up the way it would if I was in my 20's, but I'm okay with that. I'm not losing this weight to look good. I'm doing it to feel good, and to be healthy. I'm doing it to save my life.





I just thank God every day that I finally got started and that I stuck with it. I am not at my goal yet...I still have a lot more work to do, but I am ready for the challenge! I know I WILL reach my goal next year, and its a very exciting thought. It will be awesome when I get there, but in the meantime, I am making my life NOW as awesome as I can.






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EFFRAYECHILDE 11/28/2012 9:02AM

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EATVEGAN 11/19/2012 12:54AM

    Great blog. I watched all 20 DDP workouts, though a couple were repeats. I'd like to do that. I used to do Yoga that I taught myself from a book. But that was many years ago. I'll look into this more. Thanks

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PCASEY7 11/16/2012 12:00AM

    Great!

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ROCKYCPA 11/15/2012 11:04PM

    Good for you - keep pushing!

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VOLLEYGIRL77 11/15/2012 9:04PM

    Keep it up!

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NERDLETTE 11/15/2012 6:10PM

    AWESOME!!!! You Go Girl!! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 11/15/2012 6:07PM

  I am very impressed. Good for you! You are amazing!

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KARRENLYNN 11/15/2012 5:31PM

    You're making progress mentally and physically. Changing how you view working out and eating better is progress. And thinking as a long term lifestyle change and not just to look good right now will serve you so much better now and later.

Good job, keep going! :)

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PATRICIAANN46 11/15/2012 5:18PM

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TERRIJ7 11/15/2012 4:29PM

    I love being able to look back and see how far I've come.

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Love the motivational pic about not having guns yet! emoticon

What a wonderful thing to have found a routine that totally works for you! And so right that we should be struggling just a little and sweating if we're working out hard enough. If it's too easy, we can't make any progress.

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ALIDOSHA 11/15/2012 3:55PM

    You've been such an inspiration! Thank you and good luck! emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/15/2012 3:42PM

  I've never hear of or considered doing 3 workouts unless it was t hose 3 0 minutes bursts. Oh my GOSH.

If you do all this, it will probably pay off. I'm sure the feeling good part and confidence is the section to foc emoticon us on, while you wait for your body to change.

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NASFKAB 11/15/2012 2:46PM

  great

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    Awesome!

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NEWCHINELO 11/15/2012 12:21PM

    With all these hardwork . . . Definitely you will get there.WAY TO GO!!!

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RAINBOWMF 11/15/2012 10:39AM

    Wonderful.
You work hard for your success, I am proud of you.

Mary

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FUZZIEBEAR3 11/15/2012 10:10AM

    Way to go! I'll have to try My Fitness Coach next, after I finish with EA Sports Active 2.
I love that your 3rd workout is a 'reward'.

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DABLUECAT 11/15/2012 10:10AM

    Love the pistols!!
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SANDYCRANE 11/15/2012 10:00AM

    3 workouts a day? So that is your secret. You are one determined lady, keep up the good work.

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KOOKYCOOKIE 11/15/2012 9:48AM

    You are doing wonderful!! Very inspiring blog :) You are awesome!!

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MOMMY445 11/15/2012 9:48AM

    woo hoo! way to go! a fabulous blog,Pixie!

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    Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 11/15/2012 9:41AM

    emoticon Lady. You amaze me with your outlook on life. You are doing what I need to do. I need to push myself and stop this tomorrow crap. Tomorrows never come. I need to do it today. I have a WII FIT Exercise workout and an Active 2 Personal Trainer Workout for the WII. I have had them for over a year now. My granddaughter and her friends have used the WII Fit Workout but I haven't touched either. I was waiting for my knees to heal. So now I have no excuse. I am so ashamed of myself for this lack of motivation. I can, I will, I am stoked and I will succeed. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 11/15/2012 9:34AM

    Great blog as usual .. you rock emoticon

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FARIS71 11/15/2012 9:34AM

    Love the guns/water pistols!!!!! Keep it up!!!

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PENOWOK 11/15/2012 9:16AM

    I'm with you...I have some saggy skin, but most of that covers well...the important thing is my health and yours!! You are doing a wonderful job and motivating the rest of us!! Keep it up!!

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DJSHIP46 11/15/2012 8:56AM

    Well you certainly do make it sound fun and although I don't usually approach my workouts as fun, I must say I ALWAYS feel better after... now I will also try to match your attitude!!! Thanks for the dose of positivity :)

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NEWMOM20121 11/15/2012 8:42AM

    Good for you. Keep it up.

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DIANNEMT 11/15/2012 7:34AM

    Great!! 3 a day--wow! Keep going!!

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JANEMARIE77 11/15/2012 7:28AM

    you are doing it great job

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BESSHAILE 11/15/2012 7:07AM

    You go girl - and take us along with you, riding the crest of your enthusiasm!

Thanks for the inspiration.

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