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Learning to Adjust

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Well, I had 'lap swim and yoga' on my fitness schedule for today, but we had icy rain during the night and the roads are covered over making a half hour, early morning drive to the pool not something I want to risk. So today is all about adjusting.

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Being flexible is so important when it comes to a weight loss / body transformation because there are simply going to be days when things don't, or can't, go as planned. In the past I would have let this derail me, whined about how unfair life is, and how it's just too hard to get fit because nothing ever goes my way - boo hoo. Ahhhh, but now I'm older (had a birthday yesterday!) and hopefully at least a little wiser, and I've learned that with a little flexibility and a steadfast, no-holds-barred, full-on commitment to my goal, I can always find a way to make it work.

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Now I have to admit, I was more than a bit disappointed with today's state of affairs. I am a water baby and would make every workout a water workout if I could, so I knew I wasn't going to be happy replacing my lap swim with just any old workout. I knew it was going to have to be something I considered equally as fun. Well another activity that always gets me amped up and ready to move is dance - so I scanned my shelf of fitness dvd's for an acceptable replacement and found a brand new burlesque dance workout dvd that I had bought last week at Wally-world when I was getting groceries and had completely forgotten about - Yeaaaaahh! I'll let you know how it goes.

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But for now my excitement is peaked again, although I have to admit I'm feeling so committed to my goal of taking off this excess weight and getting back to fit right now, that I would have trudged through any old, boring workout on the shelf today just to make it happen (and to score those SP activity points, of course, LOL), but I'm happy to be able to try a new dance-y workout to get my cardio in! I will follow it with a yoga dvd that is a tried-and-true stand-by in my fitness dvd arsenal. One way or another I'm going to make it happen!

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So when you find your original fitness, food, or motivation plan isn't a possibility, don't sit and fret about how unfair it is. Instead open your mind to all of the creative possibilities and brainstorm all the ways you CAN still make your fitness goal happen - put on music and dance, go for a brisk walk, do squats and push ups! There is always a way if you're committed! You've got this!

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Now go ROCK this day Spark People!

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~ Viki
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CM_GARDNER78 2/27/2013 11:25PM

    That is awesome AND so important to remember!!! Great blog!! Hope you liked your new DVD!! :-)

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AURORAMILLET 2/27/2013 5:53PM

    I love your motivation!!!!!

Keep it up!!!!

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 2/26/2013 9:32AM

    Adjustments. Life's surprises.

I got to swim over the weekend. Like you, I'd be in that pool every workout if I could.

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LIFETIMER54 2/26/2013 5:12AM

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SONGBIRDCINDY 2/25/2013 4:29PM

    Each person contributes as they share how they get through and continue. I liked this very much.

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EMILYDOODLE 2/25/2013 3:33PM

  very good blog! i like to do a variety of dvd's so i don't get bored. i love to dance also, i bet that dvd will be good.

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WALLPER26 2/25/2013 2:05PM

    Great truths! emoticon

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MASTERPIECE8 2/25/2013 9:21AM

    Oh, just when I needed a blog like this! Making adjustments - I had a talk with myself yesterday about that. I let some issues in my personal life derail me for several days. The plus side to that is - it was 'only several days.' In the past it would have been months, possibly a year before I decided to get back on track, my knees hurt, my lower back hurt, wasn't so easy to breathe, not getting any younger . . . Know what I mean? But I appreciate this blog more than you can imagine. Thank you!

Barb

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MARYJEANSL 2/25/2013 12:38AM

  Well said! I hope the dance workout was wonderful. ;-)

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FIRECOM 2/24/2013 11:03AM

    Excellent. Nice work.

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VIKIHUTCHISON 2/23/2013 10:15PM

    Thanks again, Ladies! And thanks so much for the Happy Birthday! The DVD is very upbeat with some cute moves. Definitely kept me moving and my heart rate up! :D

~ Viki

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AJB121299 2/23/2013 10:14PM

    Nice

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RUBYROOTS4YOU 2/23/2013 8:01PM

    HAPPY belated B-DAY!!! How was the DVD? emoticon Thanks for the motivation!

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JACKIE542 2/23/2013 7:34PM

    Always good to have a variety of things to do. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHERRY28269 2/23/2013 5:09PM

    Great blog! Always have a back up plan both for eating and fitness is a great suggestion to staying on track.

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MSLADYBUG3 2/23/2013 1:17PM

    Glad the day turned out spectacular,,,,, emoticon

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/23/2013 12:52PM

    Great plan - you rock!!
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FIRECOM 2/23/2013 10:55AM

    Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/23/2013 9:55AM

    Great post....

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VIKIHUTCHISON 2/23/2013 9:49AM

    Thanks so much for the support and encouragement, guys! That's one of the things I love most about SP! :D

~ Viki

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TRYINGHARD54 2/23/2013 7:41AM

    great blog.... emoticon

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MANILUS 2/23/2013 2:05AM

    Great mentality, you are on you're way!

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INDYTRACKMOM 2/22/2013 9:56AM

  Yoga for physical, mental, and spiritual guidance, meditate to clear mind.

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