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Monday, May 06, 2013




Today is day 26 of my current streak!

I am slightly under the weather, but I'm doing my best to stay on track. Usually when I don't feel well, I get in bed and turn to food for comfort. But not this time. I am being gentle with myself until I feel better, but I'm not being lazy. I have a workout planned for today...its a very slow paced yoga workout DVD called Flowetry.




Speaking of workouts, I had a huge argument with my hubby yesterday morning. It was about my workouts, of all things!

As most of my Spark friends know, I originally started streaking on March 1, 2012. I consider that to be the day I started stealing my life back! I kept my first streak going for a long, long time....but when that streak ended, I started over. And when the next streak ended, I started over again. I'm probably on streak number 7 or 8 by now, but thats okay. I have discovered that you don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. You just have to pick yourself up and start over again, as many times as needed.

Anyway, when I first started streaking, my main exercise was a video game; My Fitness Coach for Wii. It was a real challenge to me, and I enjoyed it. Then a couple of months later, I saw this video on Youtube;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
5wVbvOg704k


It was so inspirational to me...and a week or so later, I decided to order the program that he used, DDP Yoga. I loved that workout from the very first day that I attempted it, on May 21, 2012. And I have done that workout every day since then! I struggled with it so much in the beginning...and to be honest, I still struggle now. But not as much. It has gotten easier for me (although still not EASY.)



But recently, I was thinking that perhaps it would be a good idea to take a break from DDP Yoga. No, not give it up altogether. I love it too much to give it up, and besides...I do see results from it. But I know its important to change things up from time to time, because our bodies get used to doing the same thing.

So I mentioned to hubby that I was going to take a 6 week break from DDP Yoga, and try new things. At the end of 6 weeks, I will go back to DDP Yoga....and I am expecting it to feel like a new challenge to me after having a break. I thought hubby would be supportive. After all, he has always encouraged me on my journey, and is always telling me how proud he is off me for working so hard to reach my goal.

Well, his attitude towards me taking a break from DDP Yoga was a surprise to me. He was angry! He said he was shocked that I would "give up" on it. I tried to explain that I'm not giving up, I'm just taking a break. He said "You know if you give it up for 6 weeks, you'll probably have to start from scratch when you start again. You will lose all the progress you've made."



But I disagree with him on that! I do realize that after a break, it will probably be very challenging for me when I start doing it again. But thats the whole point! I WANT it to be challenging! I want to give my body a bit of a shock, because I think that will boost my weight loss. And for crying out loud, I'm not going to spend the next 6 weeks sitting on the couch eating bonbons. I'm going to be working out! I have a drawer FULL of workout DVD's. I have a whole channel of workouts OnDemand with my cable company! I have so many other options out there, and I want to explore them. I want to try new things. Is that so bad? I think its GOOD.



I love DDP Yoga, and I know I will want to resume it after my break. Hopefully when I come back to it, it will challenge me more than it has been lately. I'm just sorry that hubby sees this as "giving up."








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CATNCAG 2/19/2014 12:17PM

    Hey Pixie did this workout for u? Did u prove DH wrong? Inquiring minds wanna know! emoticon

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MONTREAL12 8/14/2013 8:45PM

  And the magic continues; I love reading your blogs; please keep them coming! emoticon

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ADAPTINGANNIE 8/1/2013 5:54PM

    Be strong. Keep pushing. You are a success. emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 5/22/2013 8:37AM

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POETICJUSTUS 5/19/2013 2:00AM

    Good Luck Pixie dear! emoticon

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CYPATAYLOR2 5/15/2013 9:45PM

  You always have such inspiring blogs! Thanks :-)

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KALEWINE 5/13/2013 12:31PM

    I think changing up your workout is great! However, I've found that when I go back to what I took a break from, it's easier because I've been challenging my body more. Just food for thought.

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CORNERKICK 5/12/2013 11:03PM

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SHARIKAYE 5/12/2013 8:08PM

    Hope you're back to normal by now. This is just one person's opinion, but I think changing up your workout is a great idea. I have to say the DDP Yoga looked very intriguing to me. I put it on my list of favorites to consider ordering. You ALWAYS give me information that is useful!
Pixie, you are a great motivator!

Shari

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HELEN_BRU 5/12/2013 8:04AM

    Sounds good to me. I especially liked the last quote. That's me all over!!! Just made you a friend, my friend! emoticon

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1SALMON1 5/11/2013 10:54PM

    Hang in there - DH will see you follow through! emoticon

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JERICHO1991 5/11/2013 8:28AM

    You are wise to change your exercise routine. Any info. you can share to document that?

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CHERYLHURT 5/10/2013 7:33AM

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CHARTHESTAR 5/9/2013 9:03PM

    Bettering yourself. that is the whole point.

I think you are making a good decision mixing up your workout. You stick to your decision and it will pay off! emoticon in new directions and you will rock
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DELLMEL 5/9/2013 8:22PM

  Keep the good work up. I am glad my hubby is 100 percent with me doing my exercise. He goes with me sometimes but he doesn't do as much as I do.

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LESLIE2561 5/9/2013 4:50PM

    As my friend would say "You go girl!"

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GRIZ1GIRL 5/9/2013 10:29AM

    Change is good. Change is hard. Change is necessary! THANKS!

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LIFETIMER54 5/9/2013 9:29AM

  Your a champ and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.... emoticon emoticon

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POINDEXTRA 5/9/2013 7:59AM

    I'm sure hubby will come around when he sees that you're continuing to work out in other ways.

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DB1167 5/9/2013 7:52AM

    I love your blogs!

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GARDENCHRIS 5/9/2013 7:17AM

    I also saw that video and it made me cry for him. Do what your body is telling you. emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 5/9/2013 6:14AM

    Way to go! You have to do what's best for you. Everyone may not understand and that's okay because they are not you! So, keep up the good work and much success to you!

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JIBBIE49 5/8/2013 5:36PM

    emoticon Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor. emoticon

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SJKENT1 5/8/2013 4:35PM

    Hope you get well soon. I hope that you and the hubby spend some time soon talking about the anger. Might be something else.

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SNOWYOGA 5/8/2013 12:30PM

    emoticon I'm sorry about your hubby but some times I don't think that we see the same thing (I have that with mine some times too emoticon ) But like you said your not giving up your changing it up! Wishing you luck and that you get it to work the way that you want! emoticon emoticon And then back to emoticon emoticon

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SANDYLH1 5/8/2013 12:10PM

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SANDYCRANE 5/8/2013 8:28AM

    Go with your heart. You need to change things up. Keep up the good work.

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LASTBASTION 5/8/2013 6:51AM

    What an awesome motivator for me today! I'm not feeling at my best today as I woke up with a backache. But I did my 15 minute mile walk this morning anyway.

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NEWTINK 5/8/2013 6:33AM

    Do what you feel you need to do it is your journey after all emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 5/8/2013 12:18AM

    From what you said, I bet your hubby is very concerned that a change will slow you down and slipup on your progress. I have a feeling he will be able to see first hand that it will do you you good. Good luck!!
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SUSIEMT 5/7/2013 9:31PM

    I think your hubby is afraid that you will be on that slippery slope and not be able to get back. That's okay cause you will do great. Like the coaches are always telling us every 6 weeks or so you need to change things up. Your body gets used to the things you are doing. You know that though! Or you are about to relearn it. You can do this!

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4RASCALS 5/7/2013 9:06PM

    Think it's great that you wish to explore other forms of exercise. I know how much you love your DDP Yoga. I'm sure hubby will come around when he see's you exploring other options. The key is to keep challenging yourself. You never know what you will like until you try it, so go ahead explore, keep pushing forward. You can do it

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CICELY360 5/7/2013 8:55PM

  good blog

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GREENVALLEYS 5/7/2013 8:04PM

    I am sure he has your best interest by hearth.
Wherever you do keep forward, any step ahead is a step in the right direction. emoticon

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GBSLIM 5/7/2013 7:54PM

    You are Amazing Pixie. I sure hope you're feeling back to normal today.

I'm so sorry your hubby doesn't understand enough to be supportive on your change.
Perhaps when he has had time to cool off and think about it and see that you have not given up he will once again be 100% for you.

As Sparkers we know how important it is to change things up. I think I speak honestly when I say that we are ALL behind you on this. Your tenacity is contagious Pixie!
Thanx for spreading it around :)
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ROBB1N 5/7/2013 5:54PM

    Isn't it frustrating when our significant others don't understand why we do something to assist in our weight loss journey? You'll do great!

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LUVTOBOWL 5/7/2013 5:41PM

    Pixie, I believe you have the right idea about the change because change is a good thing. Besides, why should we do something if our heart wants to do something else.

We need to constantly make changes on our journey.

You are doing a great job, keep up the good work Pixie.

Hugs and kisses....

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CJYOUCANDOIT 5/7/2013 5:26PM

    Husbands.....I know what you mean. At least he is concerned for you in his comments even though it was not supportive of what you wanted to do. You are on the right track. Stand your ground. He will come around.
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