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Use it or lose it

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today, as I was attempting to follow the instructions on a workout video I realized that what I once was able to complete was now way beyond my current capabilities. Has it really been that long? To be honest yes it has. Injury and health issues provided the perfect excuse to take a break from a regular exercise routine. What was intended to be a short break, however, turned in to an extended period of time. It wasn't long before what I once enjoyed became something to be avoided/

Were there activities I could do, yes. Was I motivated to do them, obviously not. The result-I have definitely regressed. Even a short DVD has become too challenging. However, as I regain some motivation, I realize that all is not lost. By starting with the basics I can regain what has been lost. The process will be beneficial, but it is up to me to stick with the program.

Today, I have taken the first step. I know that it will be necessary to continue to take it one step at a time. If I fail to do this I will become overwhelmed and unwilling to stay the course.
For now, I know that for me it is definitely true that if you "don't use it you lose it". emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NEW-CAZ 7/24/2014 3:03AM

    Sorry illness has had this effect on you but KUDOS to you for getting back to it.!!

Yes it can be hard, but baby steps will soon see you gaining strength and being able to do all you want to do

SO proud of you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 7/24/2014 1:03AM

    One step at a time and yes you will go back some but then you keep going forward and that is what is important to remember is that you can keep going forward and you will get there.

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PURPLEPEONY 7/23/2014 11:19PM

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