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Still in the get ready, set, go mode . . .

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I'm in the blocks ready to explode out and run for my life, yet I find my feet are glued to the blocks, head hanging down. Motivation to look up and go has not reached my innerself to move. Reading other blogs and other peoples success stories is helping.

I wonder if there is anyone out there who feels tired of themselves. The stop complaining and wishing for different things and just do the thing that you want. If I want to exercise, then exercise. I need to think about the small accomplishments. Ok, I am not fit to exercise 30 minutes at a time, but I can start with 5 minutes. Five minutes of marching in the living room, and if I feel good, go for 10 minutes. That is all.

I think self defeating thoughts and behaviors reek havoc with me. If its not all out 100% go then it is not good enough. What I need to realize is that I haven't moved for exercise for years so any little thing I can call exercise is going to be good for me. Don't minimize what your doing. Eventually, you are going to reach that point where you do less and less self defeating behaviors and more and more behaviors that will lead you to feeling and being successful. emoticon
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BARBSMITH57 1/11/2013 8:12PM

  I am here with you - together we can make a difference in our health. 5 minutes of movement is better than zero minutes so do what you can do an accept that you did something. I am at the 10 minute mark right now, but I started at the couch potato level and fully understand.

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LILSHINE 1/11/2013 4:59PM

    Oh yes, been there done that. But one day I decided to take the first step and just DO IT! You have to get there and take that first step. Try a walk to the corner, or down from your front doorstep to the street. Make multiple trips during the day and I'll soon read that you're walking 10, 15, 20, 25, 30....minutes a day.

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GRACEOMALLEY 1/10/2013 5:42PM

    A good way to avoid that ALL-OR-NOTHING attitude is to start out small - BABY STEPS. Pick one thing - just one - and do it every day for a weeki. I can be tracking your food or drinking all the water you ought to or getting in your 4-7 servings of fruits anjbvegetables a day every day for a week.

The next week, add ONE more thing - an exercise or a promise to do at lease 5 minutes from one of the 10 minute exercise videos from SPARK every other day or that you'll walk 10 minutes every day just for the sake of walking.

Find things that you can do and that you can get yourself to keep doing, but don't try to be something or someone you aren't by trying to do it all at once. That is the best way to make yourself feel defeated and incapable of success. Aim for success and be good to yourself.
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SPARKLE1908 1/10/2013 2:48PM

    Everything starts with baby steps, right? Your body has to learn and get adjusted to exercising...so starting with 5 minutes and building from there is better than nothing...you can do this!!!!

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