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Surprising Difference


Monday, February 04, 2013

It's been about 8 months since I exercised regularly (ie; 5 days a week for an hour) and I can tell. I pulled up a quick, 10 minute workout video on youtube that I use to do all the time. It use to be no problem to go through it quick and get my heart beat up and my breathing going. But it never HURT. Not even when I first started doing it.

This time though? Oh god, my chest hurt and my legs hurt. Crazy what 8 months of sporadic exercising can do.

I've gained weight back and I've lost what little bit of "shape" I had when it comes to exercising. My body's being beaten down and I just keep letting it happen. By not getting up off my butt I've just been helping along the bad habits.

I can't even really understand WHY I won't get up most of the times. I want this, I really do. I'll even catch myself saying.."I'll look like that someday" when I see a thin person. But I never DO anything about it.

Where'd my inspiration and motivation go? When I first started this last January I had no problems getting up early, before work, and exercising. Now though? Oh god, I just don't want to do it. I still get up early but I just get on the computer and lurk (sometimes watching shows...sometimes I crochet). Maybe I'm getting up TOO early? Or not going to bed early enough....and that's just making it worse on me in the mornings.

I've cut my workout minutes down to 30 minutes a day (5 days a week) now. It's what I was doing when I first started this. Which means it's taken my calories down as well. Oh god, this is going to be hard to get use to again. I just need to start making better choices though. And I need to stop going back for seconds!

I'm just so tired of being out of shape and fat. And my clothes are starting to get tight again! I can't have that! All that hard work I did last year has gone down the drain...and unless I start doing something about it, all of it will be gone before I know it. It sure doesn't take as long to put it back on as it does to lose it!

Here's to hoping that today is going to be the restart of my journey!

Lets call it a "2nd Installation"! Hehe.
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QUERIDAANA 3/18/2013 1:21AM

    I read today that unless you are a body builder in competition, cometetive athlete, or fashion model, it is not necessary to be 100% compliant to your program. 90% compliance will get you good results. If you can find an exercise you love, great! So far I haven't, so I use rewards to motivate me to actually complete my workouts. And accountability. emoticon You can do this!

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MSEMBERSTORM 2/8/2013 11:58PM

    I think you will do amazing. Keep up the awesome steps.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 2/5/2013 5:00PM

    In my mind, you've licked the hardest part of the battle--crawling out of bed early in the morning. Before you go to bed, get your workout clothes ready and have breakfast ready to go. (yes, food is always a motivator for me--even if it's healthy!) Don't forget to acknowledge your accomplishments this week. Yes, the exercise video hurt, but you did it anyway. The start is the hardest part. Just keep moving forward. When you start to make excuses in your mind, just stop the thoughts in your head and tell yourself, I'm just going to do it and I can think about it later. I also agree with SQUIRRELLYONE. Find exercises that energize you, not beat you up. It's okay to work back up to where you were.

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LISAMG1220 2/5/2013 4:16PM

    I think we all go through these phases. Tight clothes for me is a huge wake up call!!! I only have my current and some smaller sizes..... I threw all my old things out. I refuse to spend the $$ on larger clothes!

Find something fun to do for cardio. It will make it easier!! :)

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EMMACORY 2/4/2013 7:36PM

    emoticon emoticon You can do this. We have all been where you are. Just take it one day at a time...one choice at a time...start a streak...does not matter what just start one so you see your progress. You Lemon mates are behind your 100%. Keep believing and you will achieve.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 2/4/2013 3:39PM

    Inspiration can come from anywhere: a girl walking down the street, a poster in a window, a pair of jeans you used to love. Motivation has to come from you. You have to want it and be willing to work for it.

Find exercises you love and that you want to do because you LOVE them, not because they're good for you. That's the first step.

Good luck!

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NEELIXNKES 2/4/2013 3:12PM

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