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Body obsessed.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I really think I'm starting to become obsessed with my body again. But this time it's in a good way. A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog about how amazing the human body is, and I just keep realising this again and again. Last night was one of those moments.

I ran in the morning but didn't have time for my ST, so I decided to do it as soon as I got home from work. It's a 20-minute walk from work and the temperature and humidity were very high yesterday so when I got in my brain tried the excuse "you're far too hot to work out". I could have just argued that that's completely illogical, but instead I tried a different tactic. I agreed with that voice in my head, it WAS too hot, so I stripped off and did my workout au naturel. Take that, Voice!

I worked out in my room, where I have a walk-in wardrobe with mirrored doors, so I could see every little bit of me. Sorry if that's TMI, but I wanted to share because I seriously think everyone should try this at least once if you can. Have you ever seen your body really working? It's incredible. I could see my calves working when I did jumping jacks. I could see my leg and hip muscles working during my lunges. I saw the way my whole body worked together when I did narrow squats, to lower down and come up and stay balanced through it all. It's awesome.

So go ahead, try it (in private of course!) and see how really amazing your body is.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROCKMAN6797 7/30/2013 12:54AM

What an awesome NSV!

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 7/25/2013 12:57AM

    So glad you overcame your I can't because ... excuse for exercise. I have been trying to the same thing and have a positive phrase to counter act the negative one. Working most of the time.

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PESKIGIRL 7/24/2013 4:28PM

  With every workout I swear I love my body a little more!

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DISAPPEARING1 7/24/2013 4:08PM

    That's so great for you. I can't stand looking at my "horror show" of a body in clothes let alone as a totally nude nude.
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NEEDBU66 7/24/2013 3:38PM

    That's probably easier when your 25 then when you stare double nickles face to face. Jus' sayin'. If THAT isn't TMI

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SUEAZZI 7/24/2013 11:43AM

    I've worked out in my bikini and it is amazing to see your muscles in action... and then some not so wonderful areas LOL... great incentive to keep going! emoticon showing that "voice" who's boss! emoticon

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CHODGES83 7/24/2013 10:20AM

    I had the same mindset yesterday! It was hot and humid so I stripped down and did my bootcamp at home in my sports bra and underoos. It was definitely a sight to be seen :)

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RUBYREDIVY1 7/24/2013 9:41AM

    cool idea. Will give it a go. If I'm ever alone... ~_~

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UWPALUM 7/24/2013 8:24AM

    Through this process I have definitely begun to understand how my body is more than something to be ashamed of or try to hide. It is a machine and allows me to live an active life, and hopefully more active in the future! Thanks for sharing!

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MERRY_XMAS 7/24/2013 7:58AM

    You are absolutely right!
Thank you for sharing!

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    Great solution to the voice telling you not to work out. Take that, Voice!

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