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The wimpy weight lifter

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I'm starting a new habit! It's a morning class called 'Body Pump' at the gym I joined last week. I'm the one with the baby weights on her bar- the 1 kilogram weight on each end, but you know what? I'm doing the whole class, learning the proper form and showing up for the class every other day. Today I saw 2 other people using tiny weights too and one of the ladies in the class told me she used those weights for almost 6 months - today she had quite a bit of weigh on her bar for a few of the sets. New motto is "It's Not An Option!" to not do what achieves my goals. My other good idea, it turns out, is to not talk about or tell people about what I'm doing- I mean like the people at work, or anyone who is critical and has seen me start and stop too many times. Just keep to myself, do what I know and dont make a big deal about it to anyone! Works great!
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SUBLUE 2/27/2013 4:09AM

    Thanks, ya'all. Good to see the comments - and very supportive !!
I'm enjoying the class and the people in it quite a bit. When I get off work in a few hours I'm going to do a few machines, then walk the track! - then the sauna if I have time. Or.... go to Body Vive class - a mix of step/pilates/ taiChi/ ??? I went before and it's pretty fun.
Thanks again. su


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GETSTRONGRRR 2/26/2013 8:17PM

    You've got exactly the right attitude! Getting healthy is as much mental as it is physical.....maybe even more so.

The amount of weight lifted is not the measure of success; the best measure is your perseverance and your ability to stick through the difficult mental challenge.

I've been lifting weights hard in the gym for 3 years and I certainly have more respect for someone that lifts weights correctly and sticks to their plan than any 20-something kid who just wants to brag about the amount of weight they lifted

Good on you...stay strong and keep at it!

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SKEEWEE2MEK 2/26/2013 8:01PM

    Sounds like you are on the right path! Participation, not perfection. You will reach a point where you can lift the heavier weights but I love that you decided to still do what you can now! Way to go! I'm also with you on not telling others what you're doing. You can get support from the Spark Community. Sometimes if others have seen you start and stop they may sabotage you or say negative things and you don't need that! emoticon emoticon

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SJACK06S 2/26/2013 7:34PM

  Way to go! You'll be adding weights in no time!

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PARKERB2 2/26/2013 7:13PM

    Gaining someone's support in your journey sometimes helps a lot. One close buddy would be someone to share your successes and hard times with. A workout buddy is fun too. Have a great day.

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