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Sunday, May 12, 2013




I just finished an awesome 45 minute cardio workout! Its a workout that I haven't done in about several months...a video game for Wii called "My Fitness Coach." Now maybe you might think a video game couldn't really be such a great workout. But trust me, this one really makes me WORK and sweat! Here's a Youtube video of the cardio workout portion;

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
jJ50mh5fkSU


Anyway, this is the workout I started with on March 1, 2012. I was 286 lbs back then, and the thought of doing 45 minutes of cardio seemed like the impossible dream! I could barely get through 15 minutes of that workout, and I had to modify a lot of the moves and go at a slower pace. And even then, I would be exhausted at the end of the workout! But I stuck with it, and within a few months I was able to workout longer, and although I still had to make modifications, I was really proud of my progress. I continued doing that workout daily, until I started to get bored with it. Then I put it away for a while, but I always knew I'd eventually want to come back to it. And now, almost 6 months later, I'm doing that workout again.



Today's workout was amazing, because I could see how much FITTER I've gotten since the last time I did it! Not only did I have more endurance, but I had more strength. I could actually do all the moves that I had to modify before, this time without having to modify them! Oh, it was a struggle to do certain moves, but thats what makes it great. Struggles make you stronger, after all. I never get frustrated when I struggle with a workout. I actually look forward to struggles, because I know I will eventually get better if I just keep trying. And to me, one of the best feelings in the world is when I can finally do something that used to be too hard for me.



There once was a time when I used to say I didn't have time to workout. Funny though...I always had time to sit and watch TV. I had all the time in the world to eat unhealthy food. I had plenty of time to sit around and hope that "someday", I would lose weight. But really, I was just wasting every moment of my life. Thank God, I don't do that anymore. I DO have time to workout, because I make it a priority. I always remind myself that I am worth my best effort. And you are worth YOUR best effort too!







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DIANNEMT 5/13/2013 8:13AM

    Good for you!

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NANFACEMIRE1 5/13/2013 8:11AM

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MOMMY445 5/13/2013 8:02AM

    awesome! woo hoo! have a fabulous day,Pixie!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 5/13/2013 7:50AM

    Sticking with a workout is often the most difficult part of a healthy lifestyle. You are an inspiration to many-and that is especially inclusive of myself. emoticon A big emoticon for sticking with it and the benefits of persistence. emoticon

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CINJEBAR 5/13/2013 7:39AM

    That is really great! Congratulations and WAY TO GO!!

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INGMARIE 5/13/2013 7:36AM

    emoticon Great blog, thanks.awesome as usual. emoticon



PS I am getting rid of "the homework eating dog" emoticon

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CFMOSS 5/13/2013 7:02AM

    I really like the I don't have time is the grown up version of the dog ate my homework - once in a blue moon it's true the rest of the time......Anyway, you're doing great. Thanks for reminding me to take inventory of what's working and going well.

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SCRAPBECCA 5/13/2013 6:58AM

    You Rock! emoticon

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LRSILVER 5/13/2013 6:58AM

    Thank you. Great quotes. I too am struggling. I was doing so well, and now I think I am eating too much every day. I need to get past this.

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CVRONEK 5/13/2013 6:54AM

    emoticon Thanks for the smiles and inspiration.

You are so right with the don't have time, thing. emoticon

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BESSHAILE 5/13/2013 6:37AM

    LOL the dog ate my workout dvd .. LOL

love it!

Way to go girlfriend - keep on struggling. It's the only way you get stronger.

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SHERYLP461 5/13/2013 6:36AM

    You are an inspiration!

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DWSCHUYLER 5/13/2013 6:22AM

    Funny you should mention My Fitness Coach. That was my first game that I got and had just decided I should go back to it for a while. You have inspired me to do just that! Continue the hard work you have already put into this lifestyle. You are a success story! emoticon emoticon

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PENOWOK 5/13/2013 6:18AM

    WooHoo!! You are doing great!!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 5/13/2013 6:13AM

    i have the german version of my fitness coach for wii it is called der gesundhietscoach and you are right there are some hard workouts on it.i really struggle with the planks on it.there is also some easy ones as well which my 10 year old does.i like the recipes on it though and the quizzes.keep on keeping on you are doing great. emoticon

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JUNETTA2002 5/13/2013 6:04AM

    Great post. Makes me think

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SPARKBJOK 5/13/2013 5:55AM

    Awesome!

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NCSUE0514 5/13/2013 5:17AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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NCSUE0514 5/13/2013 5:15AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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PHOENIX1949 5/13/2013 1:41AM

    The graphic on struggling really hit home with me. Haven't lost anything this year and new and old (chronic flares) health challenges keep popping up but I still log on, record nutrition and exercise most days. I had been questioning why I bother with this. Last week I found an exercise buddy to do Tai Chi with on Tue/Thur mornings. Excuses be gone.

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MARIANNE9855 5/13/2013 1:18AM

    Love that quote about the adult version of the "dog ate my homework" I will definitely use it for inspiration. also saw your blog about DDP yoga and the man who really turned his life around. How inspiring! I think I will order it after I get paid next time-
thanks for the inspiration- I have been in a real rut for a week but I believe I am slowly crawling back out- read some old Indy girl blogs and then yours-
thanks so much!!!! also love your background emoticon emoticon

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GEORGE815 5/13/2013 12:04AM

    Things are looking up!

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KANDOLAKER 5/12/2013 11:00PM

    Congrats on your great progress!!

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CHRISGORGME 5/12/2013 10:49PM

    Thanks for the motivation! This is what I needed to read early Monday morning. I feel like I'm struggling to find the time to do my workouts. I can see now the excuses I come up with every time.
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Hugs Mary

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STEPBYSTEP_ 5/12/2013 10:32PM

    way to go! i can't wait to i'm in a place where i can say the same about a 45 min exercise video - one day in the future it will happen! meanwhile ..... congratulations! and it's inspiring for me and fantastic for you that you could do the workout and really notice the difference between then and now.

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KARENLEIGH32 5/12/2013 10:13PM

    You should be so proud of yourself, you are doing it!!

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TERMITEMOM 5/12/2013 9:43PM

    Another inspirational masterpiece PIxie! Thank you.

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SUGAR0814 5/12/2013 8:43PM

    Love your attitude towards this journey. Have a great day!!

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WATERDIAMONDS 5/12/2013 8:27PM

    I love your enthusiasm and your willingness to share all your journey, ups and downs, with us. you are a great inspiration!



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ISABELLE31 5/12/2013 8:19PM

    Great post! It's always awesome to see how far you've come in more ways than just numbers!

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YIWEN39 5/12/2013 8:13PM

    emoticon Pixie :-)
Your blogs are such a motivation, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 5/12/2013 7:34PM

    Pixie, such an inspirational blog and emoticon to you for doing the work-out for 45 minutes. I needed this inspiration today because I have not had a good past 6 weeks and over all have gained back 6 pounds. Thanks Pixie for a very motivational blog. Have a wonderful week! emoticon emoticon June

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MANDELOVICH 5/12/2013 7:28PM

    Go Pixie and happy mother's day!

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    You ROCK! Goooooo girl!! emoticon emoticon

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ROZOZ68 5/12/2013 6:23PM

    You are doing it Pixie!! emoticon emoticon

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STRONGDJ 5/12/2013 5:59PM

    Another great blog.

You are so right about the "I don't have time" excuse--that is what got me into a mess. But with hard work we are getting healthier!

I love your point about struggle making us stronger. Thanks for the reminder.

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