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Day 50 & 51

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Day 50 was another 10 half-hearted minutes.

Today, day 51, I did a 20 minute 1 mile walk at home workout.

I'm struggling with my commitment lately. I just keep feeling like "what's the point"? Nothing is changing and I'm more upset than I want to be about it. I know I will regret it later if I stop, but I need some motivation to keep going. Sigh...
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KNH771 7/8/2013 1:17PM

    Sorry that you've been down. Have you thought about switching it up a little bit? Your body gets acclimated to what you're doing and needs a jolt every now and then. Hang in there! emoticon

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KPETSCHE 7/7/2013 2:37AM

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My loss is super-slow-motion but it goes down a little more than it goes up. Don't get frustrated when you don't see a quick change - just stick with it!

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LORI2562 7/5/2013 1:16PM

    Katie, don't give up, keep at it, it is a positive thing that you are doig for yourself. Results do not always present themselves in the way that we want to see them, sometimes there is a another plan in action that we are unaware of, when we are ready to accept it, it will present itself. Stay on course, stay patient and allows it the time it needs to show you what her efforts are for.

I went for my weigh in last night and I had only lost 1 lbs this week, BUT I had gained 2lbs of muscle, my body fat % had dropped and my metoblic age had dropped another couple years. These are all very positive things that I could not feel in my clothing or see by the number on the scale.

Chin up and keep trucking - 10 minutes at a time!

BTW: I love the words of wisdom from FITNESSGONNABE. What a great way to think!!

LA
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FITNESSGONNABE 7/4/2013 9:40AM

    Try to focus on the good feelings healthy choices bring. Tune in to how it feels to use your muscles and enjoy what movement feels like. Each time you choose to eat healthy food, focus on the taste and texture of it, notice the crispness of vegetables or the juiciness of fruit, for instance. In other words, really feel the process, and that becomes a reward too. You can look forward to every meal and every exercise event for the good emotions they trigger, instead of just looking forward to the movement of the scale. I know there is no greater reward than seeing the changes you wish for, but being mindful of the process can help you stay afloat while you're waiting.

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DIVA711 7/3/2013 1:45PM

    As everyone has stated, every step you make is a great one. If you are plateauing, try looking at your intake and exercise. I started using Leslie Sansone 2,3,4, and 5 mile walks with light hand weights. I also vary my workouts. I am hoping and praying for the best.

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IDICEM 7/3/2013 12:46AM

  Every step you take is a positive step. You are the only one who can determine your future so make your future better than you ever dreamed!
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DARCI_HUTH 7/3/2013 12:43AM

    I know what you are going through. I've been up and down and back and forth with my commitment. I go strong and hard for awhile and then BAM something happens and little by little I start to lose sight of why I'm doing all this. FOR ME! For a healthier, happier ME! Don't give up and don't quit and just keep reminding yourself why you are making these changes and doing all this hard work. No matter what just keep going. Even doing those half hearted ten minutes is better then nothing and by continuing with the activity even when you don't feel like it will make it a habit! Try changing up what you are doing even if its asking a friend, neighbor, parent, child to take a walk with you in person or even on the phone. its amazing how much farther you can go, how much longer you'll stay out when there's someone there with you distracting you from the act of doing. Just keep on keeping on! YOU CAN DO THIS! YOU GOT THIS! emoticon

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ZRIE014 7/3/2013 12:31AM

  set your goals and work toward them

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