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My 3 month progress

Friday, November 08, 2013

It's been slightly more than 3 months since I've started working out regularly. By regular, I mean at least 4 times a week. I notice that I have my lazy days - the days where I don't want to work out as much. The days where I sit around thinking about the workout for a long time rather than just getting off that couch and working out. Hence I've come up with just one strategy to cope with during these days: Like NIKE says, Just Do It. And hence, I just do it. I coax myself into starting off with something easier and almost always, I end up doing more than I had planned and at the end of it, I feel much better. I mean MUCH BETTER. When I sit around and think about it, I can waste hours of my precious time just contemplating whether I should work out or not. So whenever I feel like that, I just go ahead, put on my workout clothes and shoes and JUST DO IT.

It was my daughter's 3rd birthday 3 days ago. I had so much stuff to do after work. Grocery shopping, shopping for her party, getting her cake... And so I decided, I won't workout that day. Then we celebrated her birthday. And my husband clicked some pictures... And guess what? Wow. I look thinner in the pictures that I did in my previous pictures about 2-3 months ago. That motivated me to get that workout in. And so I did. We were over with the party at 7pm. It was late. I had planned to sleep early. But that picture really motivated me. It was the first time that a picture of me has motivated me. And I went to the gym, did an hour of workout and came back feeling good.

It's just a reminder to myself. That even when I don't feel like it, even when I think I'm too busy for it, I still can do something. Something is still better than nothing. I'm working towards progression, not perfection. So I forgive myself for the times I had not taken care of myself as much as I wish I had.

This picture was taken 2 years ago.

This pic was taken 3 months ago.

This pic was taken 3 days ago.

There's some difference rite? I am not imagining it am I? :) Have a great weekend everyone.
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    OMG!OMG!OMG! You are an INSPIRATION!!!
    1075 days ago
    emoticon And thank your for inspiring me!
    1077 days ago
    Absolutely you can really see the difference! Good job! I like your comment progression not perfection!

    1077 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/9/2013 7:45:10 AM
    1078 days ago
  • STARDUST_1970
    Awesome job!! You look great. Keep up the great work.
    1078 days ago
    That is so wonderful! Great job!
    1078 days ago
    Wow, there is a HUGE difference in your weight from just a few years ago - whatever you are doing keep doing it! Thanks for sharing. I love the "just do it" motto. I procrastinate about exercise also, but when I just do it, I feel so much better and you are right we always end up doing more for some silly reason! emoticon
    1078 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    You look great! Keep up the good work!
    1078 days ago
    Definitely a difference! emoticon
    1078 days ago
    WOW! Lookin' good!!
    "When I sit around and think about it, I can waste hours of my precious time just contemplating whether I should work out or not." I can SO relate to this. It's why I've started getting up when my alarm goes off at 5 and sort of blearily doing a sort of shuffling step aerobics routine for 30 minutes. That way I have my "at least 30 minutes daily" out of the way, and it's not hanging over my head. Weirdly, that generally frees up my evening to do more exercise, instead of thinking about how I have to do this bare minimum. Weeeeird.

    Anyway! You look FANTASTIC! Keep up the great work!!
    1078 days ago
    Wow - what terrific progress! And, yes, doing something (anything!) is always better than doing nothing.
    1078 days ago
  • ABAKER34
    There is definitely a difference, keep up the hard work, it is paying off! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1078 days ago
    Yes ma'am there's a very noticeable difference! Way to go!

    I agree with the whole "just do it" idea...many times I don't feel like doing anything but I put my workout clothes on and that's all I need.

    So happy you're seeing and feeling progress!!
    1078 days ago
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