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Repeat After Me: I AM A MACHINE!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Stop this very minute, and tell your brain something - you are a machine! You are a warrior! You are moving mountains. You are doing it. Keep going. You are on the verge of greatness. You are doing it. YOU CAN DO IT.

Do not give up. Do not pass go. Tell yourself you are a machine, and keep doing it.

Today, I fought with myself to get to the gym. My first day back from vacay with a sick hubby, no less. I am busy. I have a lot of stuff to do. I don't have time...blah blah blah.

I crushed my workout today. Fearful and all of climbing up on the table, lest I would break it, I did AB exercises for the first time in years. How did I feel? Honestly, I wanted to weep right then and there. It is mortifying to barely be able to get up on the table, lay down and try to lift your legs, and hard, did I mention that?

No weeping though. I pushed through, lifted as best as I could and thought one year from now will be different because I did not give up, and I pushed as hard as I could.
I made through to the other side, and when it came to getting off the table, I didn't think I was going to be able to get off it on my own, but I did. Way to stand up to the fat, Mick. Way to stand up for yourself.

It is hard going, but when the going gets tough, I get going. I am a machine. I am a warrior. I am going to keep changing and challenging myself until I get it right.

Stop telling yourself you can't Tell yourself YOU CAN, and then get moving!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BELLAMEMAW 7/15/2013 6:21AM


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RAINBOWFALLS 7/11/2013 8:14AM

    You are doing Amazing! emoticon

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WRITERGIRLMEL 7/11/2013 6:14AM

    Way to go! So proud to call you my SparkFriend!

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/10/2013 5:58PM

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WTG great attitude I know you will do it!!

Hugs and smiles

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OAHARRIS 7/10/2013 4:59PM

    I am a machine and I am a warrior. Next year at this time, I will stand proud with you as our efforts will be rewarded with better health.

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FOREVER27 7/10/2013 9:51AM


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SPOONGIRLDEB 7/10/2013 8:17AM

    What a great blog! And great job with pushing through. I'm going to steal your mantra and post in my house where I can see it daily...I AM A MACHINE!!!!!!

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SARAWALKS 7/10/2013 8:08AM

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CARRAND 7/10/2013 8:01AM


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OLIVIANIGHT 7/10/2013 7:53AM

    Oh well done! That's serious progress right there :)

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LINTPICKER 7/10/2013 7:53AM

    emoticon you ARE the warrior!! WTG!!

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DOVESEYES 7/10/2013 4:38AM

    You are amazing one day at a time that's how I got to where I am too.

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DIFROMWYOMING 7/9/2013 11:28PM

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NORWOODGIRL 7/9/2013 10:17PM

    Love your tough self talk! Can't wait to hear the difference a year makes.

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MICKEYH 7/9/2013 10:03PM

    emoticon you are doing it!! You are a Machine!! emoticon

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LINDA! 7/9/2013 9:47PM

    Be proud. You did a great job. emoticon

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TONYAB2000 7/9/2013 9:39PM

    Yes we can!!! Get moving. I am a MACHINE! A warrior! Thanks for this!

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MAGGIEVAN 7/9/2013 9:32PM

    Oh yes you can, I can and so can every one else!

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HEYITSLISA 7/9/2013 9:18PM

    emoticon you are awesome!!
I have been too afraid to work with a trainer because I fear I'm too big and would be embarrassed. You've got me thinking. Maybe that will be my next reward to myself...

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PATRICE_E 7/9/2013 9:10PM

    Proud of you, girl!! Oh, those dreaded core exercises! But we're doing them. And we're getting stronger and healthier every day! Hope your hubby feels better soon.
Thanks again for getting me on the bike today. 40 minutes! Woohooo!


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DOODIE59 7/9/2013 8:43PM

    YOU are a machine.
You ARE a machine.
You are a MACHINE!

And a role model:)
Good job!

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MAVERICK59 7/9/2013 8:40PM

    I am so proud for you Mar!
I know that of which you speak.
I understand the fear you felt and the other emotions that go hand in hand with being a 'big' girl.
Sometimes the only thing that keeps me from fleeing a room full of normal sized people is telling myself I am a human being too and they have no right to judge me.
I remind myself that not one of them is perfect, that they have no idea what I have been through in my life.

You are a warrior.
I am proud to be a member of your tribe.

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CAROL_31649731 7/9/2013 8:35PM

    Go for you! I need to just push through, too. You're an inspiration!

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/9/2013 8:14PM

    love this you are a machine great message. just so you know a lot of people have trouble with certain exercises no matter what their size . Do what you can do your best forget the rest. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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