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Why do I do it?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Steadily losing weight for me is not easy. I take a few pounds off and then I put a few on. There are different reasons why I put back the weight, stress, boredom, but mainly it boils down to the same thing, going back to old eating and exercise habits. I know better, I have read many articles about this same thing so why do I do it?

I am not perfect, no one is. We all make mistakes in this journey to get healthier. How does it go one step backwards two steps forward. I learn from my mistakes and go on. I am going to get healthy that is what I really want more then any thing in life.

Every day I get up and log in to Spark People to learn more and more about how to do just that. I read about nutrition, fitness, wellness and motivation. I learn some thing new and I use it in my day to day living. I check in to my Spark teams and get support from the members. I check my activity feed and see what my Spark friends are doing and read blogs they have written. I check my blog to see the comments from members then I thank them for their support. This is part of my journey.

Most every day I check out new fitness videos, on Spark People and do at least three 10 minute ones. I find them easy to do and fun. I want to do strength training 3x a week but find myself going days with out doing it. I don't know why I do this, I have given myself excuses after excuse but it just doesn't help. I keep asking myself why? Why?

The answer always boils down to I am not perfect, who is?

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MSVOLUPTUOSITY 11/27/2012 9:29PM

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PICTUREME40 11/26/2012 12:59PM

    Sometimes setting smaller goals helps us to reach the bigger ones. You have the right mindset. Keep moving and you will create the new habits you what. emoticon emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 11/25/2012 8:16PM

    The thing is we never give up
We do it over and over, I do believe we will find the right thing for us then we will never look back

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Hugs Mary

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CVRONEK 11/25/2012 7:23PM

    You said it well, my friend. I think you are doing a wonderful job. When you fall off, you get right back on! You have made great progress and I am proud of you.

You will get there!

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IJOANIE 11/25/2012 5:30PM

    Well turtle. you are not alone. there are alot of us turtles around and we must stick together. emoticon

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SEATTLE58 11/25/2012 4:53PM

    It's because you're human and we're all human! No reason really, we're all just human. But we're smart humans, and even though we can fail, we're so very smart, that we know, to pick ourselves up and march onward and that's what us smart people do because we know it's the best thing to do and it's because we're smart! emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 11/25/2012 12:35PM

    Everyday is a new day - and its hard to be perfect as a matter of fact impossible. I am grateful for that , otherwise I would not be able to learn what my mistakes are , and would not be learning a new life styles. Thank-you for reminding me. Hugs LIL Racer emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/25/2012 10:41AM

    You've discovered that you don't need to be perfect to make progress. You are doing great, and you work hard. I am very inspired by you!

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GLORYB2014 11/25/2012 10:06AM

    Nobody is perfect Kathryn, we just do the best we can. And yes, it often means two steps forward and one step back but at least there is progress.
One day at a time is the best way to go.
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COCK-ROBIN 11/25/2012 1:11AM

    Answer: nobody. So we're just called on to do what we can.

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HEYITSJUDED 11/24/2012 6:58PM

    I go back and forth with my strength training as well. I will go good for awhile then I just stop and then go back. I know I am not perfect, but I also know how beneficial strength training is. It is like I am sabotaging myself at times! It could be my schedule too. #rd shift is hard and then to try and fit everything else in plus sleep, oh my! No one is perfect, but we just keep supporting each other and do our very best and emoticon !

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PHATPAT18 11/24/2012 6:50PM

    You are not perfect, I am not perfect, I don't think anyone is perfect. We are going t work through this, I know we will. Support and motivation are keys. Guilt and anxiety take over. We need to change or mind-set, but how? Hard work and determination? Maybe . But it ultimately comes down to one thing. Desire. Do we desire it enough? At times we do, at times we are weak. Let's get moving and try to achieve our hearts' desire. I'm with you turtle.
Pat

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MIDNIGHTER1 11/24/2012 6:35PM

    It boils down that this is a hard process. There will be great days and days that will just seemily wander by and we can't seem to do the things we did the day before. There is no perfect blueprint on staying motivated or getting it done. We just have to find it in ourselves to push to feel and be healthy. The question you should ask yourself is why not? People need reasons to do things,but neglect reasons to not do things. Think about it.
You have to want and seek your ultimate outcome. Discipline is hard to maintain. That is why slipping up is allowed. Best of luck to you.

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MOMNAMEMANTOOTH 11/24/2012 5:16PM

    But isn't it amazing how we will get closer and closer to perfection as we go along the journey. The good decisions come closer and closer together but the journey doesn't end until the end

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