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Just Keep Swimming...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Motivation can be so difficult to sustain. I find myself thinking about giving up so often that I wonder how I ever talk myself through it. I've decided to take out quotes I've printed and placing them around my house so I see them multiple times per day. I've decided to go sparkpeople and track my food and exercise again. I am just not going to give up - and that's it. I am going to lead myself into a healthy lifestyle and make it stick. I wonder if eating healthy and exercising will ever just come naturally, or if it is always going to be a conscious choice. Whatever the answer, I am just going to do it like Nike says, and just keep swimming, like Dorie says!

I can hear her singing in my head right now!

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CARGIRL13 8/17/2013 7:39PM

    Thanks for the support everyone! Have a healthy weekend!

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ON2VICTORY 8/17/2013 4:21PM

    yup, thats how its done... just keep swimming, swimming, swimming......

Many times I felt like giving up but then I also ask myself "..give up and do WHAT exactly?" i punch in at my job if I feel like it or not because it is a necessity, so is living a healthy lifestyle. quitting can become a habit, dont fall into that trap.

As an athlete, I found that if you tough it out, it makes you stronger and more resilient. If you allow yourself to quit, then it can become a "quitting trigger" that once a certain level of discomfort is reached, you are conditioned to quit. The same applies here as well. we need to raise our threshold where once a certain level of discomfort with our weight loss journey is reached, we dont just quit automatically.

just keep swimming... the alternative is sinking.

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LATTELEE 8/17/2013 1:23PM


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ALICEART2010 8/17/2013 12:59PM

  Nice attitude!

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ALICEART2010 8/17/2013 12:59PM

  Nice attitude!

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