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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I was thinking last night about a friend who said she'd lost a bunch of weight because of a new exercise program she was trying. I think she's doing something called the 10-Minute Trainer. I don't know. That's not really important. What's important is that she credited the program. And she shouldn't have.

Then I started thinking about all the times I've given credit to a specific program or regimen. I've done that tons.

"Oh, thanks, yes, I have lost weight. It's because of P90X."

"I'm doing hot yoga three times a week. That's what did it."

I'm not discrediting those things. I'm not discrediting exercise programs or dietary changes. What I don't like is the wording. Yeah, I lost weight doing hot yoga. I lost weight running. But I did that. ME. It was ME. Doing specific things have helped me lose weight, but it was MY determination, MY will, and sometimes MY sacrifice of a social life (do I go out to eat with friends or work out?) that truly deserve the credit.

I want to give myself more credit for losing weight. I'm tired of just handing it off to something else, when I should OWN my success.
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EARTHTONED84 3/26/2013 3:13PM

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HOTDEENOW 3/18/2013 9:59PM

    Yes, we are the only person who can make ourselves workout so we should give ourselves a little more credit! :)

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ILUVTHE80S 3/13/2013 10:22PM

    You are so right! I was getting ready to buy a new workout video thinking I would get great results like the infomercial said. I thought about it for days and then suddenly it dawned on me. I am losing weight now with old videos (7+ years old) I already own, SP workouts, and youtube. Once I have exhausted these and are BORED with them-then I will buy something new.

There is no "magic" workout that just makes you lose weight- it is following through and doing the hard work to get there- no matter what exercise you are choose you are DOING it!

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ROSIEPM04 2/27/2013 7:47PM

    I think we all do that, and where we really need to apply credit to is ourselves! We are the ones that dredge out to the gym to workout, and pass that office birthday cake so we stay on track... I give the elliptical my credit, but I know in all reality it is all my doing..

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AURORAMILLET 2/27/2013 6:13PM

    AWESOME!!!! You are taking charge!!

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KATHRYN74 2/27/2013 3:01PM

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HEATHER3477 2/26/2013 2:43PM

    Great post you are absolutely right emoticon

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KIMBERLY19732 2/26/2013 9:58AM

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CONNIEWILDE 2/24/2013 5:09PM

    Yes! Very well put! And oh so true! We are doing it! With help, and training programs, and diets, and classes, and many other tools, but it's still us doing the work! Very important to remember!

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PMRUNNER 2/24/2013 4:11PM

    Well put,thank you for sharing that point of view!


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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 2/24/2013 3:19PM

    So very true! You can buy exercise equipment - you can join a gym - you can buy exercise videos - but if you do not sweat - and toil - and get up and do it again every day - you will not succeed. You deserve a pat on the back - as we all do.

Sumay

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KICKINGKILOS 2/24/2013 1:11PM

    Wow thats deep. Thanks for sharing this :)


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STONECOT 2/22/2013 6:54PM

    Yes, you're right. We only use a programme. It's us that actually does the hard work. Any of these things work, if WE stick to them. It's a matter of finding the right one for ourselves.

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MARIANNE9855 2/22/2013 5:16PM

    Yes! we deserve the credit before we give it to the program. emoticon

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ALASKABRED 2/22/2013 2:05PM

    Yes. We tend to beat ourselves up the moment we eat a cookie but never pat ourselves on the back for the countless cookies we do not eat.

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MCHILSTR 2/22/2013 9:49AM

  Well said! It's the correlary of taking responsibility for ourselves! emoticon

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TOMSGIRL9 1/23/2013 12:22PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are absolutely right!

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