Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
LOVINGLIFE0376 Posts: 72
2/14/11 12:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi! Like everyone else stated- don't beat yourself up. You took the first step to becoming a better you. And for that alone, you should keep that chin up. I just started again after a VERY long time. The first time I got on the elliptical, I honestly could only do 7 minutes. After two weeks, I am now able to do 30 minutes. It does get better. Before you know it, you will WANT to do =)

*edit done at 2:25 (spelling errors!)

Edited by: LOVINGLIFE0376 at: 2/14/2011 (02:26)
Amanda


 Pounds lost: 6.2 
 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39
VRCATON's Photo VRCATON SparkPoints: (58,620)
Fitness Minutes: (38,432)
Posts: 4,522
2/13/11 10:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Starting is the hardest part, once you get moving your momentum will carry you through .. don't give up! Keep on Sparking!

Varina

So motivated
Pushing the negative out
Aiming high
Reaching goals
Knowing I CAN DO THIS!


Goals remain dreams until they are shared with someone who cares about you. Paula Nelson

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Amelia Earhart


 current weight: 199.0 
 
215
200
185
170
155
KATYBEARZ_MOMMA's Photo KATYBEARZ_MOMMA Posts: 123
2/12/11 6:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Rest assured you aren't the only one who has those depressing days. Today is my first day back after a long break. The sad thing is that I gained back some that I'd lost. This time around I'm without a gym membership, so I'm trying to work out at home. The battle looks uphill. After hitting the treadmill today, I completely felt the same way you did - wondering how I let it get this bad.... Let me tell you, I found a lot of inspiration from success stories on this website. Maybe that is something you can draw on for strength?

You are doing the right thing. Keep it up and put on a smile! I believe in you. If I can do it, you can do it and if you can do it, so can i.
Message me if you ever need some motivation emoticon

 current weight: 162.8 
 
166
159.5
153
146.5
140
MOMTOCONNOR2003's Photo MOMTOCONNOR2003 Posts: 5,169
2/4/11 12:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The more I work out the strong I get and the further I can push myself. I was down with a cold for over a week and a half so now I am starting up again. Though I lost a little momentum I had gained preparing for my 10K prep.

 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
2
4
6
8
TRUELOVE662010's Photo TRUELOVE662010 Posts: 282
1/28/11 10:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LasheaLawrence - we ALL let ourselves get somewhere in life we didn't want to be at some point, whether it's a bad relationship, a bad job, a bad apartment or bad health choices. The important thing is that you RECOGNIZE it was a bad choice, and take steps to prevent yourself from doing it again. I know you will suceed, just put one foot in front of the other and take it one day at a time. Keep making positive choices and if you slip up, don't fall totally off the wagon and give up, get back on and keep going forward. It's all about positive thinking, remember the little engine that could - I think I can, I think I can? Thats you. :)

and emoticon emoticon

"It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it."- Gen. Douglas MacArthur www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/d
/douglas_macarthur.html
HEALTHYWAY101's Photo HEALTHYWAY101 Posts: 464
1/25/11 3:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LASHEALAWRENCE: Don't forget to keep posting and reading other people's posts. Every bit of encouragement you receive and offer to another will help your resolve. I am glad you are feeling better about your efforts. Keep up the good work.

"Life is not measured by the amount of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"
(Author Unknown)

Bridget


 Pounds lost: 21.0 
 
0
15.25
30.5
45.75
61
LASHEALAWRENCE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 9
1/16/11 1:07 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I would like to thank everyone for their amazing comments. Your comments picked my spirit up. As I stated before, its good to have people to inspire you.

GOTTAHAVECOFFEE's Photo GOTTAHAVECOFFEE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,610)
Posts: 41
1/13/11 1:14 P

Send Private Message
Reply
You CAN do this! Work out a little each day and before you know it, you WILL be in shape. Remember, it took awhile to get out of shape, so you cannot expect immediate results. The important thing is YOU STARTED. NOW KEEP IT UP. Honestly, you keep up with this and you will be amazed to see your body changing. Keep up the good work, recruit!
:D

"The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation." ~Psalm 118:14


 current weight: 140.0 
 
145
141.25
137.5
133.75
130
GREGSTEAM's Photo GREGSTEAM Posts: 1,852
1/13/11 1:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LASHEALAWRENCE
did you take 1 more step today than yesterday?
If so celebrate...Tomorrow take 1 more than today.
I like walking (bad knees), but its COLD outside.
So join a gym, YMCA has reduced cost based on income.
emoticon

Co-leader
Virginia Sparkers

Co-leader
AMERICAN VETERANS THAT ARE DISABLED OR NOT
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=92




 current weight: 240.0 
 
285
257.5
230
202.5
175
BUTTRFLI26's Photo BUTTRFLI26 Posts: 2,946
1/13/11 10:46 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You can do this and it will work. We can be our own worst enemies.......don' t let it get to you and you will be successful. I have finally got my mind going in that direction and I know that I will succeed but it may take me longer than I want it to and that's OK.

emoticon

Edited by: BUTTRFLI26 at: 1/13/2011 (10:47)
Still striving to keep myself focused on healthy alternatives..

Barb in Florida


Total SparkPoints: 71,716
 
60,000
64,999
69,999
74,999
79,999
SparkPoints Level 18
LASHEALAWRENCE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 9
1/13/11 10:13 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you so much AKAFIT. I prayed and started back up. I realized I'm 31 and it takes more work than I thought. I going to continue to workout and push myself. Thanks again for the support.

AKAFIT's Photo AKAFIT SparkPoints: (48,484)
Fitness Minutes: (42,460)
Posts: 4,067
1/13/11 10:02 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Don't get down and don't beat yourself up. Take it one day at a time. When you get discouraged and down on yourself, you are often setting yourself up to fail. Every workout isn't going to be 100%, kick booty, workout. I have been working out for a while and there are still some workouts that I just can't push anymore than I am pushing. So, just know that you WILL have those days and they ARE normal. Keep it going...you will be fine.

~ Charice ~


Leader ~ Phenomenal Women of AKA

"Temptation may break me; procrastination may blind me; but motivation will push me and devotion will save me (Unknown)."


 July Minutes: 0
 
0
250
500
750
1000
LASHEALAWRENCE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 9
1/13/11 9:17 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Today was pretty hard for me. I was a little disappointed this morning working out. It was so hard for me because I am so out of shape. I'm felt sick to my stomach. I even cried because I couldn't believe I allowed myself to get out of shape. I gotta lose this weight for the Air Force. I going to keep telling myself I can do it.....:)

Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other US Military Service Members, family and friends General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Promotion ceremony 12/3/2013 10:30:14 AM
Photo shoot - opinions please 6/18/2013 11:22:13 AM
Trick-or-Treat 10/31/2013 3:46:44 PM
Photo shoot question #2 :) 4/30/2013 12:02:40 PM
Weddings 10/28/2013 9:48:36 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x273x39124779

Review our Community Guidelines