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    MICKEYH   43,436
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"Taking action." And so glad I did.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I've been working out with a small group of ladies and its has been little over a month now. In my group, It's only me and 2 other ladies, and a fantastic trainer. So far our trainer is working us pretty good. I like the style of her exercise regiment and program for us. She focuses on strength training and some cardio in between. It's like a circuit style work out which strength our muscle and burning fat calories same time. She is also teaching us the proper forms and how to do it, how much we should do it. Also she talks about nutrition value and healthy eating suggestions at the end of work out. Since I've lost 60 pounds on my weight with in a year or so, I really needed to get better for my Strength training, so I can tightening up some loose skin and get firmer and healthy looking body. But the same time, it was my weakest exercise of all. I always said in the past, I'll do my best for my ST. But never happened.

First, I wasn't sure if I am doing right and also didn't like the feel of muscle burned. I felt as pain in my muscle. And I couldn't seems tolerated it. But I now believe "No pain, No gain." And since I've started working out with this group, I've been doing my ST in the morning and the evening as well almost every day. This is a part of the assignment we were told to do. I'll be with them exercising next month and a half or so an hour each time in the gym for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I was so lucky to be selected with this project which suggest a healthy diet and exercise, plus a garment and special stimulation cream for trying out this program. There were 2 groups to be chosen. One with healthy eating with exercise and one with out exercise. I was selected with exercise group. This project has given us a week worth of sample menu and organic grocery foods to started off. They like me to follow healthy life style, which is no problem as I've already eating healthy, doing regular exercise and living healthy life style.

I am happy they've chosen me out of many applicants and that they've given me this opportunity for me to work extra hard. The free gym membership and a trainer to work with in the duration of this project is a true benefit for me. At the moment, I am focusing on my legs, thighs and butt. I really hope to get some good results while working out with this group. Matter fact, I've already seen and feel my muscle is getting firmer and I like my personal ST session in the morning and evening. Now, I actually enjoy doing my ST as part of my daily life rather then painful ordeal or chore. This is very different and for me, it is a progress. I have "Taking action and so glad I did." I am very excited for this experience. And for sure, giving me a boost I needed. I have few lessons learned, "When opportunity knock the door, you can not be hesitate it. You've got to jump on it." "Sometime you must push yourself from your comfort zone." "To get different result, do something different." (*^^*)

And last but not least, "You can't out exercise a bad diet." I've been working out doing my ST till the point I like it, but this past week I've kinda fell off the wagon with emotional stressful reason and also with friends birthday party. I felt sabotaging myself with few bad diets. To appreciate and get maximum benefit of my hard work, I must learn to control my emotions with out extra calories or foods I know I should not have to jeopardize my efforts.
I've learned these lessons and ready to move forwards. Keep up the keeping on!!

** Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Any advices, suggestions or encouragements will surely appreciate it. Have a wonderful and healthy week my dear SP friends!! (*^^*)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MJZHERE 10/11/2013 11:47PM

    I am happy for you that you got picked for this program. Good for you for going for it. I too need strengthening - and you are an inspiration.

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OWL_20 9/26/2013 5:46AM

    I don't have any advice, but hey, you've got a lot of NSVs in that blog--feeling the muscle, wanting to work out, getting selected for the group and being able to get your ST on! I think it's all good and very positive! Sounds like an awesome opportunity. Good luck: emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DS9KIE 9/25/2013 11:02PM

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LJR4HEALTH 9/25/2013 7:52PM

    Mickey sounds like a emoticon program wish I could hook up with a trainer as well keep up the great work

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AWESOMECHELZ 9/25/2013 7:50PM

    When I did a program with a trainer once, it was great. Then when I didn't have the money for the trainer anymore, instead of doing them myself, I stopped. Make sure you can follow the program once you're done with the trainer as much as you're able without getting sick or injured. Keep up the GREAT work, my friend!! emoticon emoticon

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POPSY190 9/25/2013 4:01AM

    I had 10 weeks free gym as part of a programme for osteoporosis people. It was very useful in learning how to go about ST without hurting yourself. I'm so glad you were chosen for the class and the small numbers in it mean you will get the most out of it. emoticon

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MISSY455 9/25/2013 12:28AM

    Sounds like an awesome program! I would love some time with a personal trainer :-) Wishing you much success as you journey forward on your goals!

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    This is such good news. You could say opportunity knocked for you and you ran for the door and invited it in. I always find it easier to get my work out in when I have to leave my house at a scheduled time for a class. I always enjoy the class and the people. Best wishes for success. I know you will make the most of this.

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FITBIZZZ 9/24/2013 9:47PM

    emoticon Love it.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/24/2013 5:16PM

    wow why canīt i be part of this experiment,lol.glad you are enjoying though.keep on keeping on you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/24/2013 3:14PM

    I am thrilled that you were selected and that it's working out so nicely for you! Sounds like it's a very well-rounded program. That's excellent.

And I love that . . . you can't out-exercise a bad diet. That is soooooooo true!

HUGS and good job to you. Hope that this program really helps you.

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WIZKEY 9/24/2013 2:57PM

    What a great program!! I'm glad you are enjoying it!! It is very hard not to turn to food for comfort sometimes. I have been trying to find alternatives like taking a walk.

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JAZZEJR 9/24/2013 2:51PM

    Good for you. It sounds great. Just stick with it! emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 9/24/2013 2:45PM

    So glad you're part of this! Make the most of every day : )

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SARAL72 9/24/2013 1:42PM

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Seems like a great project! I wish you the best and I hope you will get good results!

Since you lost a lot of weight already, the food part shouldn't be an issue, but I'm with you with the cramps and pains from working is sometimes hard, but the result is worth it!
Tell us is you think the cream works! I've been trying different creams and oils to tone the skin, doesn't seem to work so far...


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DALID414 9/24/2013 12:13PM

    What a great opportunity to improve your ST Mickey. Don't beat yourself up too long, just keep moving forward.

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GINA180847 9/24/2013 11:49AM

    Dear Mickey, like you strength training is my weakest activity. You are very lucky to receive this special training. I am so happy for you. I am going to have to work harder to find some extra assistance with ST.

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