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If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Monday, July 22, 2013

(Just saying, I am not trying to offend anyone with this blog.) I have been struggling over the past copy of weeks with my journey. After much thought and frustration I have decided to do what I know works. I started my journey in January of this year. And I started it with SPARKPEOPLE. I worked up to where I was walking 2 miles a day with some running, I was doing Coach Nicole ST videos every night for 1/2 hour. I was eating better. I had a routine. I was relying on my Spark friends to travel the journey with me.

Then I got into looking at fitness pages on Facebook. Don't get me wrong, I like Facebook just as much as the next person, but it distorted my plan. I started seeing all of these people that were skinny and muscle bound so I thought I needed to do what they were doing to lose weight. I got so overwhelmed with all of the information and stuff out there that I just shut down. I don't have the money to go to a gym, but after looking at those pages I thought that was the only way I was going to lose weight.

Now I'm not criticizing anyone at all. Everyone has their own journey and goals. It's just that's not the look I'm going for. I want to be skinny yes, but more than that I want to be healthy and toned. I would make excuses not to walk, excuses not to exercise, and excuses not to eat right. Then this weekend I got to thinking "Lisa you know you can do this and you know how to do it!". Where's that woman who stopped at the track in a snowstorm and walked 1.5 miles in 3" of snow? Where's that woman who walked when it was zero degrees out? Where's that woman who followed Spark and lost 20# in 4 months?

I am working on finding that woman again because I know I can do it and I know how to do it. Yes I like the recipes, motivations, etc. on FB and I will continue to look at these pages for suggestions, but I KNOW SPARKPEOPLE WORKS!!!!!!! I'm getting my head on straight and finding that woman again. If you need her she'll be walking in the rain tonight after work!
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CHERIJ16 7/24/2013 1:54PM

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TATTER3 7/22/2013 11:38PM

    Gotta keep it real and working! I'm with you!

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GABIBEAR 7/22/2013 11:18PM

    It is quite overwhelming out there for sure Lisa. There is so much information you could end up drowning! You do have to stick with what works for you -although you might have to change it up if you are sticking to the same thing all the time. That is very inspirational to walk the track in a snowstorm!

You are right. The important thing above all is to live a healthy life with a balanced life of nutritious eating and moderate workouts - for what works for you! You want to live disease and cancer free throughout your years - that is what I am gunning for.
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DANCINCAJUN1 7/22/2013 5:35PM

    Great blog !! Roc
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NEWTINK 7/22/2013 5:21PM

    Those people didnt get where they are over night and neither will you ... but you have enough heart and determination to move that mountain of images that bring you down ... I believe in and am proud that you are getting back to what you know works best for you . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 7/22/2013 4:44PM

    Good on you! Once again you will see the benefits and you are right, you can do it!

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ASTRA58 7/22/2013 3:22PM

    We all need to do what is best for ourselves. You are doing the right thing and I know that you will do fabulously now that you know!

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/22/2013 3:02PM

    WTG Lisa! Yes I agree there is a lot of information out there, but we all have to find what works for us and stick to that. I have been distracted at times but this or that or someones success and not mine, but I too learned that I needed to stick with that worked for me. I love that about Sparkpeople they give you great tools and information to use to form your way. This is a journey we all share in the sense we are on it and have similar trials and goals, but we also have parts that are just for us.
I am glad you are finding your way back to a journey that works for you.

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Deb

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SHIRLANGEL 7/22/2013 12:56PM

    Okay I've just got to say wow! You walked the track in a snow storm? Maybe a little of you dedication will rub off on me. I don't think I'll ever walk the track during a snow storm but maybe just enough to get me off the couch on a cold day and moving to an exercise video. emoticon

That's wonderful that you have discovered what works for you and are going to get back to that. I am terrible about getting sidetracked when seeing the way others lose weight. I've bounced all over the place over the years. It's a challenge to stay focused. Congrats for getting back to the basics that work for you. emoticon emoticon

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