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    MICKEYMAX   63,339
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Awake and Alive

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Never can I remember feeling so great! Feels like my insides are doing a happy dance. Yup, I still have some knee soreness from my prior sprain, but I feel like I am bouncing out of my skin.

Why am I so energized and bubbly? I think the reason is twofold. The more immediate reason is I just came from the gym where I had a HARD session with a trainer. For more experienced, toned and fit folks, this might have been a walk in the park. However, I am not those folks. I am significantly overweight, and until today have barely been moving it feels like.

I have been tweaking what I eat and I think stepping away from large quantities of fat and sugar have helped, but this is something even greater. I feel like yessssss! The trainer asked me while I was smiling afterwards. I was smiling because I did it.

I have been looking high and low for a trainer and today I found one. I jumped in whole hog. I took on 2 hours a week for a year. I am committed and this is going to help me significantly.

I feel clearheaded and happy. Yay. I do have it in me after all. I forgot for a little while how magnificent I can be and how much I have to offer the world. I stopped "living" and I was just in survival mode and sometimes, barely even that. I am proud of myself for getting back in the groove. WOO HOO!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARRAND 6/24/2013 7:33PM

    Congrats on the good workout, and on finding a trainer you like!


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MELAMA210 6/23/2013 11:10PM


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DOODIE59 6/23/2013 7:25PM

    This is such great news, Mar:) You are guaranteed improvement with that kind of solid commitment. Congratulations on making that decision. Can't wait to hear how you feel 12 months from now. All I don't know is HOW MUCH better you're gonna feel:) It won't be only about the pounds; it'll be about stronger cardio and physical fitness. Awesome plan! Work it:)

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DIFROMWYOMING 6/23/2013 4:10PM

    So great to hear your so happy and positive Mar. Let us know how this works for you.

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RAINBOWFALLS 6/23/2013 6:45AM

    Fantastic! I am so glad to hear how positive you are. What a great feeling I'm sure!

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DOVESEYES 6/23/2013 1:24AM

    Your excitement and enthusiasm is so great. Go you!!!It's wonderful for you. Yay!!! Happy dance.

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NORWOODGIRL 6/22/2013 10:00PM

    I love hearing your enthusiasm and excitement! Fantastic!

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LINTPICKER 6/22/2013 5:58PM

    No steps are too small and you are making great steps!!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/22/2013 5:43PM

    What you are doing now is NOT a groove! You have left that behind. Now you are living. Congrats. You can do it!

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MAVERICK59 6/22/2013 4:38PM

    All right for you!!!
I am so excited for you. I know you will do this.
You are a leader, look behind to see who is following you!

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MICKEYH 6/22/2013 4:21PM

    Great !! So happy for you. You made great commitment for your fitness challenge. So glad to know you've found a great trainer to working with you a full year. I know the feeling you are feeling right now. Congratulations. Great move. So now, all you need to watch out what you eat. You do not want to waste your great work out with not so good foods choice. I am sure you've got this. (*^^*) I've been doing my veggies and fruits challenge since this Monday. And I am doing and feeling great !! Drinking lots of water helping me as well. If you like, you can check it out with my today's blog " my weekend pep talk". Take care and have a wonderful and healthy weekend my friend.
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GINA180847 6/22/2013 2:01PM

    You are right to be very proud of yourself. What a great commitment to make. This will work for you. Awesome! emoticon

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