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Day 279


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Tuesday, December 04, 2012




Today is day 279 of my on track streak!

Well December is off to a great start for me...how about you? I have made a plan for what I'm going to do this month, because I know that the work I put in THIS month will decide who I am NEXT month! And I sure do want to get to January feeling healthy, strong and PROUD of myself for doing my best in December!



I've been on track since March 1st, and aside from losing at least 71 lbs, I have made SOOOO much progress! I feel completely different in so many ways....I'm not the same person that I used to be. The old me was depressed, unhealthy, and slowly dying from obesity. The new me is optimistic, strong, flexible and getting healthier one day at a time. I am changing my life. My progress may be slow sometimes, but I will never stop working for it.

When I started my streak, I was only able to workout for 15 minutes at a time, and even that was a HUGE struggle. I wanted to quit so many times! But I pushed myself to just keep going. I posted motivational quotes on the edge of the TV, so I could see them everytime I worked out. I'd change them up every week. They were sayings such as "Train insane or remain the same" ..."Results or excuses? You can't have both!" ....and "HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?"

I would sweat and pant like a dog during those workouts, and there were lots of times when I had to modify the moves or go at a slower pace, but I didn't stop. And slowly, I built up my strength and endurance. There were times when I literally surprised myself with how much better I was getting! I started increasing my exercise time, and then I started looking for a new workout to do.



I thank God that I found DDP Yoga! When I first heard of it, it was through a very motivational video I saw on Youtube, of a man named Arthur Boorman who completely changed his life by doing DDP Yoga. The video brought tears to my eyes, and made my heart beat faster. I thought "I want to try that! I want to do that yoga too!" Here is the Arthur Boorman clip, its really worth watching. Its one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen, and although I've watched it many times since I first saw it back in April, it still inspires and motivates me.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=
qX9FSZJu448


In May, hubby bought the DDP Yoga workouts for me, and I began to do them right away. I loved the workout...but boy was it hard! To be honest, when I first started doing the workouts, I thought I'd never get good at it. But I stuck with it, modifying the moves whenever I needed to. And as time went by, I got better and better! I'd found a workout that I absolutely loved, and to this day I still love it. Here is a sample clip of a DDP Yoga workout;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Aw8sxBpoROI


By the way, if you want to know what Arthur Boorman looks like today, he's in that sample clip. He's the guy wearing the maroon shirt in the background at :16 and :19.

I'm not trying to promote DDP Yoga. It works for me, and I love it. You might not. The important thing is to find a workout that you enjoy, because then you will actually do it!



Have a healthy December, everyone. Keep pushing to reach your goals. Don't wait to get started. If you start today, you will reach your goals one day sooner!





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ALLENJOSEPH 12/8/2012 5:25PM

    I had too many times to be away from the computer this week. I just completed reading you 279th day. WOW! What a wonderful, inspiring and very motivating blog. I had tears in my eyewatching the video "Never, ever give up! Thank for taking all this time to share your journey of growth with us. It was so touching to read this young Veterans journey of faith too. It's a beautiful transformation of seeing how his believing in himself, transformed his body. We don't give up, and we believe in ourselves. I did watch a couple of those videos, but I haven't seen one yet on yoga itself. I will though. Thank you foe letting us know how you modify things when you know hthat is how it will work for you at that time. I'm very interested in seeing it.
I'm going to get caught up as soon as possible on your blogs,
I'm so happy for you PIXIE. You have a beautiful journey to share. Keep up all your beautiful & hard work! emoticon emoticon Janis emoticon

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ANNASGOALS 12/6/2012 8:58AM

    Hey Pixie love the blog. I remember seeing the Arthur Boorman video and thinking how amazing he was. Then in the back of my mind the thought process was that there is no way I could do that and here you took it completely in a different direction. Goes to show how believing in something is the first step in doing it.
I'm believing in myself a lot more these days! :)

Thank you for the great posting

Be Fierce!

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NEWMOM20121 12/6/2012 8:44AM

    Great blog. You should be proud of how well you are doing. Such a motivation.

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TONYTHETSANGEL 12/5/2012 11:40PM

    Wow, makes me want to get up & workout again now!! I saw the YouTube video of Arthur's story a couple months ago when I was surfing for more workout videos. His story is amazing, isn't it?

Thanks for sharing! I was curious about DDP Yoga.

Thanks for the December motivation! January will definitely get a kick start!!

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PCASEY7 12/5/2012 10:59PM

    What an awesome you tube video! Great blog!

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MARYJEANSL 12/5/2012 10:51PM

  Excellent motivational quotes!

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ROCKYCPA 12/5/2012 10:27PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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CICELY360 12/5/2012 9:55PM

  good blog

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    Wow! Good for you! emoticon

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MUPP1970 12/5/2012 9:01PM

    Grats on your success! AWESOME!

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L1ZB3TH354 12/5/2012 8:52PM

    Thanks Pixie!

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JIBBIE49 12/5/2012 6:10PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. Happy Holidays. emoticon

The best yoga videos are by Rodney Yee who is Iyengar trained.

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SJKENT1 12/5/2012 4:57PM

    congrats - you inspire us!

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MOMMY445 12/5/2012 4:08PM

    such a motivational blog,Pixie! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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DIANNEMT 12/5/2012 3:56PM

    Thanks for another workout idea!


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LASSKERR 12/5/2012 2:28PM

    I love your blogs! They keep me moving and motivated! Thank you for that! :)

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NEWCHINELO 12/5/2012 2:27PM

    So true!

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JAMER123 12/5/2012 1:48PM

    emoticon and inspiring!! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 12/5/2012 1:39PM

    Very inspiring, thanks for sharing your passion with us.

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FAVORITEAUNT84 12/5/2012 11:28AM

    Love it!

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JANESLOSS 12/5/2012 10:38AM

    Thanks for the motivational blog Pixie!!

I wish we lived closer and could work out together!

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PATRICIAANN46 12/5/2012 10:07AM

  Hi Pixie........
As usual, you have the best and most inspirational advice. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 12/5/2012 9:37AM

    Awesome, Pixie!
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PENOWOK 12/5/2012 9:14AM

    We are SOOO proud of you!!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 12/5/2012 8:53AM

    You sure have inspired me. I will keep going because I want to reach my goals sooner not later. Great blog.

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242WILLNOTDO 12/5/2012 8:48AM

    You have blogged my thoughts EXACTLY - the only difference is the start date and the amount of weight lost so far. I couldn't have said this any better! I think we might be 'spirit' sister twins!

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WALLINMW 12/5/2012 8:45AM

  Stay motivated!

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MIMIDOT 12/5/2012 8:23AM

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing the clip of DDP Yoga. I'd never heard of it. You're doing great! Keep sparking!

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SANDYCRANE 12/5/2012 7:50AM

    Train Insane or Remain the Same. What an awesome quote. I will have to change my attitude when I can barely do a pushup. Its all in the attitude. I'll keep the DPD video in mind but I am still struggling with Coach Nicoles video. Thanks for some additional motivation, I can always use more. Have a great day.

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NCSUE0514 12/5/2012 7:49AM

    WTG!!

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JANEMARIE77 12/5/2012 7:39AM

    checked out a few of his video look like a great work out glad you found something that inspired you Its been P90 for me Up to P90X2 and still loving it

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KATHIC2 12/5/2012 7:25AM

  Thanks for the great resource!!!

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BESSHAILE 12/5/2012 6:52AM

    Yeah - sounds like your hubby is a keeper

and thank you for inspiring me daily - I'm off to make my own December Plan!!

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FARIS71 12/5/2012 6:20AM

    Will be looking to implement some different wellness in 2013 so will check it out!

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