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Just Because I Can't Do It Today...


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Sunday, June 16, 2013






Have I ever mentioned that I love to workout? Because I do, I really DO love to workout! It amazes me to be able to say that. It was just a little over a year ago that I was a sedentary, out of shape couch potato! I belonged to a women's gym, but I would actually only go there about twice a week...and even when I was there, I can't really say that I worked out. Mostly, I just meandered around the circuit, not putting forth any effort on the machines...and then I'd give up after just one time around the circuit! (Then on my way home, I'd stop off for something to eat to "reward" myself for working out!)

Quitting that gym last year was one of the best things I've ever done for myself. There was nothing WRONG with that gym, but it was no longer right for me. I was bored with it and needed something new. Working out at home has been just what I needed! I've lost 71 lbs since I started working out at home, and I've gained strength, flexibility, stamina and self esteem.



I've discovered that I can do almost any workout that I want to do. Of course, there are workouts that I struggle with, and there are times when I have to make modifications. But I have learned that if I stick with it and struggle through it, I get stronger and more capable. One of my favorite quotes is;



I remind myself of that quote everytime I struggle to get through a workout or to do a certain move. I am never ashamed of having to modify a move down to an easier level. No one starts out as an expert, after all. But I know if I keep trying, I will get better and better.



My workout for the past 6 weeks has been a cardio workout using the stability ball, and I've really enjoyed it. When I first started that workout, I could only get about halfway through before I'd have to pause and rest before finishing it. But now I can finish it easily, so I know its time to move on to something more challenging. So this is the workout I'm going to start on tomorrow (Monday);


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I'm looking forward to it! I will have to modify the high impact portions, but I think I can do the rest of it without having to make adjustments. Of course, it will be a demanding workout, and I will struggle. But I will just keep doing my best and I will get through it.



If you're doing a workout that has gotten easy and no longer challenges you, then its time to bump up the intensity. Don't be afraid to push yourself to new heights! You really are worth your best effort!







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CATNCAG 6/5/2014 4:35PM

    emoticon as always Pix! emoticon for being such a wonderful influence in my life & I know in the lives of others as well! U r # emoticon !

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GEORGE815 7/21/2013 12:22AM

    Wow what a change for you!

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    Thank you for caring enough to share!

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  Awesome blog post !!!

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BIGBROTHER323 6/22/2013 11:11PM

    thanks for that!

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KLMEIRING 6/22/2013 12:03PM

    Hey Pixie.
Thanks for posting this blog! I feel encouraged to give it my very best today.

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DEEDAYE 6/22/2013 9:15AM

    I know you are your own hero,but you are my hero too! I am always inspired by you! emoticon

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    Thank you for sharing!!!

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ILOVEMALI 6/21/2013 11:28PM

  you continue to inspire me! Thanks for dropping by with great support today!!

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    strong and beautiful! emoticon emoticon

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    Motivation, in spades! emoticon

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    Great!

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CHANGINGEMMY 6/21/2013 11:06AM

    Inspirational blog!!! This is just what i needed!! I was a t curves for several years but just felt bored and so I quit. I figured if I could work out at home but I fight with the motivation to do that and I also feel I won't get good results from working out at home but you've shown me I can!! Thanks!!


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    You're the STAR.

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    Lots of good motivational quotes there. Thanks.

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    emoticon emoticon Thanks for the reminder and the motivational quotes! Keep up the great work!

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CHERYLSBUTT 6/20/2013 5:22PM

    Just because I cant do it today....
doesnt mean I cant do it ever
it means
I plan to struggle and grow and push
till I say
Oh yes, I have done that and can do it well!

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LJCANNON 6/20/2013 4:19PM

    emoticon Awesome Quotes, and CONGRATULATIONS on your Progress!!

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    You are always such a source of inspiration!!!

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    Another emoticon blog!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for ALL the inspiration you send our way! emoticon

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    Great motivational quotes. Thanks for sharing.

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  Great post!

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    What a wonderful and inspiring blog! emoticon emoticon

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    good job with challenging yourself to improve~ emoticon emoticon

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SEATTLE58 6/20/2013 12:12AM

    I love this Pixie and thanks once again for another wondrous inspiring blog! You are always writing the best blogs and I love that! emoticon

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ELLIE381 6/19/2013 11:17PM

    WooHoo! Great job! emoticon

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VAGAL63 6/19/2013 7:35PM

    Wow! I love it! Thank you for sharing!!

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EMILY0724 6/19/2013 6:32PM

    A SUPER inspirational blog! I attend a class at a gym. I have been doing the same workout for a long time, but It changes up every time. I started out slow, but have worked my way up. I still get challenged, whether it's by the instructor's changes or by increasing the intensity. One of these days, I'm going to try something different! emoticon

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    Pixie, as always you are an Inspiration! emoticon
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