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Baby steps

Monday, June 10, 2013

Last week was a really bad week. I felt like I had absolutely no will power to do anything, let alone exercise. I was not getting along with someone because of them being pushy and not supportive towards things. My phone has been off for a few days now, and I will check it when I'm ready. Do you ever miss the old days when there were just land line phones, and people didn't hound you or get mad if you didn't answer their voice mail or text right away? Every once in awhile I believe everyone needs a break from the phone.

However, when it comes to the weight loss journey, I felt really good after I made myself get on that bike. A spark friend once told me if you at least try, even if it's only 10 minutes and that's all you can do that it still counts. Because of my weight I have really bad lower back pain, but lately even after this one little week of June I have noticed improvement, doesn't hurt too bad at all, and all I have been doing is riding a stationary exercise bike, and a little bit of basic yoga off the television each morning. That's not so difficult once you get into the habit! I also remember that spark quote, that I believe has stuck with so many people: "Wow, I really regret that workout -No one ever." Or, "You'll only regret the workouts you don't do."

Let's face it. For many of us, exercise is not always fun. You don't ALWAYS feel like doing it. And some days all a person wants to do is eat comfort food, and take a nice nap. But there is truly no better feeling going to bed at night, knowing you accomplished what you set out to do that day. Maybe you weren't perfect in your efforts, but just knowing you did your best makes the journey worth it. That's what I believe anyway.

I decided to transfer my progress picture of me on my camera to my computer, and I edited in paintbrush where i simply added the words above me: Starting weight: 330. At first this depressed me just looking at it. I didn't look too enthused in this photo. But this inspires me at the same time. I can not WAIT to add more progress photos. For every ten pound lost comes a reward, and a progress photo. I can't wait until I get to that point, and I can't wait to share them. If I loose 10 pounds each month, at Christmas I could really look a lot different. If only I had done this sooner....but I can't think that way. I feel I have all the tools and support I need, and the umph and motivation level are at an all time high. Nothing can stop me now. emoticon emoticon emoticon


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ILOVEMALI 6/18/2013 3:05AM

    Let's take a virtual walk together tomorrow! Check in with me and let me know how it went. emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 6/15/2013 3:46PM

    I really like that saying "body under construction....."! emoticon I am sorry you are being hurt and I am glad you feel supported here. I do take breaks from my phone (and computer) once in a while and I think it is very good for the soul. emoticon
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RIGEIN24 6/13/2013 9:53PM

    "There is truly no better feeling going to bed at night, knowing you accomplished what you set out to do that day. Maybe you weren't perfect in your efforts, but just knowing you did your best makes the journey worth it." I believe that, too!

That's also spot-on advice about doing at least 10 minutes. Often I think people get to that point and realize, hey I can go a little longer! It's all about just getting up and doing it, you'll feel better once you start.

I hope your situation with a certain someone improves. You shouldn't feel obligated to talk to someone if you're just not in the mood or need some "me" time.

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MSGRANNYMAE 6/12/2013 8:48PM

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LOVESLIFE48 6/12/2013 11:43AM

    You are so right, baby steps!! You have this down girl!! You will succeed and reach your goal in no time!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SGTSUNNY 6/12/2013 11:22AM

    Your in the right place mentally to lose that weight! I will be checking back for those progress pictures, I know you will be posting soon.

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GLAMIT 6/11/2013 12:44PM

    But there is truly no better feeling going to bed at night, knowing you accomplished what you set out to do that day.

This is the feeling you need to believe in and throw down those doubts. Quitting is not an option.
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NANCYPAT1 6/11/2013 9:24AM

    Love your message - I started at 350 and my body is changing as YOURS will too. Once it really clicks in your heart - no, NOT your brain, but your heart - that you really want to make this happen, it will start to come together and you will see progress (oh, that's right you ALREADY HAVE SEEN PROGRESS IN JUST ABOUT 10 DAYS) - I am up to swimming between 1 and 3 miles almost every day in addition to my water aerobics classes. The first time I tried swimming about 3-4 months ago, I was so proud of doing 1/6 of a mile. Now, I have the lifeguards egging me on to do THREE miles today - these thin, athletic young men think I rock because I can swim so long and so far - they have even started counting my laps. LOL YOU CAN DO IT.

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SIRENSONGS 6/11/2013 8:57AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you had such a rough week last week, but it sounds like you're bouncing back with a vengeance. I love your attitude! I'm so happy that you've already noticed a decrease in your back pain from your exercise. Keep it up darling!

For awhile, I was taking progress pics every ten pounds I lost, but I haven't done it for the past 30 pounds. I think I'm going to try and take some pics this weekend. There's nothing like noticing the difference in progress pics to fuel motivation.

Oh, and I'm totally with you about the whole phone thing. I'm terrible at keeping in touch sometimes, and cell phones only seem to make the problem worse. Sometimes it's just nice to hide from the world.

Here's hoping that this week is much better for you, and your progress continues!

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OLIVIANIGHT 6/11/2013 2:28AM

    You can definitely do it : ) I like the idea of a reward and a progress pic, that'll be awesome to look back over in the months to come!

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FLEMIDG 6/11/2013 12:17AM

    You can do this. Don't give up on yourself. Take one day at a time. We're pulling for you.

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VIBRANTSTAR 6/10/2013 11:42PM

    There are bad weeks and good weeks! I had a bad workout week last week because I could NOT get motivated but as long as I go back eventually I will be proud. Just gotta keep chugging along. :) I know the feeling about the phone. I also turn my phone off but then I don't want to turn it back on because I know I will be bombarded with things. lol Its a win/lose thing for me. :) :) Keep at it hun. You got this!

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RYDERB 6/10/2013 9:54PM

    Love your Body Under Construction message! You've got this! One day at a time, gets the job DONE!

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