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Game changer

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I struggled today from minute one. I was tired, I didn't feel frisky, and I certainly did not want to go to the gym today.

I started making excuses before I pried myself from the bed. "It's only one session." I can do it next week." "I don't feel well enough to work out." "It's hot."

I continued this line of thinking all day. Told myself I'd call the trainer at noon and cancel. I didn't. Told myself I'd decide by3pm. Whined more, but didn't cancel. Could have bailed, but I didn't. I left work at a reasonable hour. I got my butt to the gym and I worked it hard.

I progressed to heavier kettlebells, and a heavier medicine ball. the six pounder started to feel like a tennis ball. Whoa. How did that happen? Baby steps, and not allowing myself to cop out.

I am strong, and I am doing it. Whining and all.
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_KATHY 7/9/2013 9:57AM

    I'm proud of you !

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/9/2013 5:53AM

    We all have these days; good for you for turning it around!

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/8/2013 3:23PM

    WTG!!! You might have whinned but you got out there and did what was good for you. WOW on the medicine ball!!!

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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DOODIE59 7/7/2013 11:10PM

    I am PROUD of you! Good job with the great decision -- just do it. The negative voice will give up eventually, and look how fit you'll be THEN!
Deirdre

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/7/2013 3:38PM

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GEORGIA_KAY 7/5/2013 7:05AM

    Mar, You are a work-out GODDESS!!!!

YAY!!

You inspire me to want to do more too.

I am so proud of you !
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RAINBOWFALLS 7/5/2013 6:43AM

    Fantastic!

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CMRAND54 7/4/2013 6:50PM

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I went to a one hour spin class this morning at the gym. It made me feel good, and it somewhat made up for the grilled bratwurst I ate for lunch!

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MAGGIEVAN 7/4/2013 4:27PM

    That is the difference between a hobby that you do when you feel like it and commitment. The latter you do even if you don't feel like it and when it is done you feel on top of the world. Congrats.

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Whine away but keep working it! You rock! emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 7/4/2013 10:54AM

    I am so proud of you!!! Obviously, persistence pays. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 7/4/2013 6:49AM

    Good for you! I've finally got myself into the habit of just doing things even when I don't want to - always feels AMAZING afterwards!

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DOVESEYES 7/4/2013 2:04AM

    You rock !!!

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MAVERICK59 7/4/2013 12:08AM

    I need a little dose of that self discipline.
Good for you Mar.
You are becoming an amazing example of how to do this the right way.

Hugs,
Belinda

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MICKEYH 7/3/2013 11:56PM

    Great determination. So proud of you not canceling the gym. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROL_31649731 7/3/2013 11:54PM

    Good for you! You didn't let those nay-sayer voices win. Sometimes I just have to make myself workout, too (by saying I only have a little & I can stop) & then I want to continue once I get started. Maybe call it a "pysch-out" or something. Anyway--you are strong & doing it!!!
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