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Trying not to feel frustrated

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It has been a few weeks since I got off my butt and started to be active again. As sad as it may sound, I was working out at home to get in shape to go back to the gym. How pathetic is that?? But, then one day, I just said the heck with it and went to the gym. I have been going on a consistent basis for almost two weeks. However, I find myself feeling really frustrated. I am pushing myself really hard to be able to do the stuff I was doing when I was going there last summer. My body is much different than it was then, I am so out of shape :(
I feel really good after I work out though. I have that awesome soreness that lets me know that what I am doing is working my muscles. So, I just have to be patient and let my body get stronger again. I will not give up, because I know that I have it in me to do this!! emoticon
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23KAIYA 4/26/2013 2:21PM

    I saw a picture yesterday that said to envision where you want to be in 6 months to motivate you today and it's something I've been doing for years but was not aware others had figured it out. It works!

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PAMDAQTPI 4/26/2013 1:31PM

    Don't be frustrated, smile, because you have a goal to work towards.

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APACHESTEVE 4/26/2013 9:24AM

    Excellent Blog, actually I'm considering the same thing: working out at home to get in decent enough shape to go to the gym. You are right, how silly? I live in a small town with a nice, small 24 hour gym that is a good place for all shapes and sizes to exercise. I've never seen it used as a hook up joint, as with another gym in the town where I work. You are going to be an example for me to just DO IT.

Thank you!

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MOMMY2MADILYN 4/25/2013 7:51PM

    emoticon for getting active again! Don't be frustrated, one day, one workout at a time. Just remember, you are getting stronger with every workout!

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WINNIE1978 4/25/2013 6:48PM

    Starting the C25K program this week has shown me just how out of shape I've allowed myself to get too. Even though I've been working out for a few weeks on the elliptical and the Bowflex... running was a struggle! We need to remember to look FORWARD, not back. emoticon

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GIANTMICROBE 4/25/2013 6:34PM

    Totally did the same thing for well over a year before going to CrossFit. I thought I had to "get in shape" before I went. It is a silly notion- the only way to get in shape for what you actually want to do- is to DO IT! Good for you for hitting the gym!!!!

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1DERLAND14 4/25/2013 4:13PM

    Do it FOR YOU. Who cares what other people at the gym think. I know it sometimes easier said than done, but the more you do it for you the less you will care about what others think of you. Kudos for going back again...sometimes that's the hardest step!!!
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CELEST 4/25/2013 3:20PM

    I've done gym and I'm currently doing boot camp and I can highly recommend the latter to anyone because (a) its exercise outside and (b) its done under 100% supervision whereas once you've been shown the equipment, you're pretty much on your own. Boot camp has laughter and cameramen like I've not experienced before.

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JENSTRESS 4/25/2013 3:15PM

    It sounds like you have a great attitude. Give yourself a little time. At least you are back at it and not giving up!!!

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SPERRIN2012 4/25/2013 2:40PM

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You are so right, just keep in mind that the weather's getting better and your body will be ready to be shown off more as the summer sets in. Each workout (either at home or in the gym) is giving you that tighter feel so it sounds to me like you're almost back in last summers mode.

That's where you want to be (and beyond)

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