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Feelings of the past

Saturday, March 16, 2013

As a child and even as a teen I was very fit and always on the go. When my career took off I stopped most activities. Sitting behind a desk didn't help the situation. Now, realizing that I am so far out of shape I don't recognize myself in the mirror, I am trying to make up for lost time. In the recent past when I would start an exercise program, I would go out walking, riding or playing in the park with my children. I would feel sluggish, foolish even, because I was so out of shape. But this morning, I put my insecurities to the side and just got moving. Moving past my feelings of embarrassment and kept plugging along. Older women would blow right past me on the trail, but I didn't pay them any attention, I kept walking. I am out of shape but I won't let that stop me this time. Those insecurities are feelings of the past where they belong. I am strong, I am confident and I have the support from friends, family and Sparkpeople to keep me going. Don't let feelings from your past keep you from obtaining your goals to be healthy or happy.
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    You are so much more than just your weight. Don't let small minds stop you from obtaining your goals. They don't know what got us to where we are or where we want to go from here. Block their comments with positive affirmations from within. I was at the gym earlier today. I looked around and saw people from every walk of life in there. I didn't notice anyone looking at me so I was good. I thought. As I was leaving the gym a woman walked up to me and asked me if I was seeing any results (from my workout). I told her yes. Very little by way of the scale, but I am losing inches. She asked me if that discouraged me. I told her no...not anymore. I use to only pay attention to the scale, now I take my measurements (upper arm, chest, abs, hips and thighs) on a monthly basis. I take into account those measurements now along with the scale and I feel good about my actions. She thanked me for that idea. Please stay motivated. You can do it!!!
    1768 days ago
    I needed to read this today.

    Years ago when I was in college I was walking on the trail and some guys passed by and shouted out the window "you're fat!"

    I was actually at a weight I would kill to be at these days LOL

    Well, anyway, a few nights ago when I was out for a walk two boys about ten walked by and were screaming out that I was fat.

    It brought back memories of my past and I felt really bad about it.
    1768 days ago
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