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3/19/08 6:50 A

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It's that time of the year again, we all want green grass, flowers sun shine, and temps above the 30's! I know what u mean about working in front of people, I live with my bf and it's hard to pop in a dvd to workout, cause I'm thinking he's watching, but he's on line don't care what I'm doing. Can u do it in different room or have them go else where?? Cause I'm thinking u like me needs to get moving I know when I was working out I felt better about myself. I've been sick for a long time & I'm READY to get back to working out! emoticon

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3/18/08 3:18 P

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I think everyone gets into a funk...I know I have...when I get into those moods, I don't feel like doing anything (which ultimately makes me feel worse) So try this, baby steps. No need to open the exercise tape and worry if your kids have friends over or not, if you are sitting on your bed or couch, do a seated leg extension...lift your leg...curl your arm...stand up and sit down a few times and remind yourself, only YOU can make this happen! You may end up feeling better about yourself. Hang in there and think positive! :-)) Lucille


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3/18/08 12:38 P

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Sometimes we just need a little fun in our lives, don't you think?

How about this - do something you absolutely LOVE to get yourself out of this funk you're in. I'm not talking about exercise. I'm talking about an activity or hobby you are really passionate about. Dive into it with all the enthusiasm you can muster and really enjoy it for a day. THEN, use the positive energy you will get from the experience and carry the good feeling over into getting your butt in gear! As you said, no more excuses, just commit with the same gusto with which you got into that activity and JUST DO IT! A huge percentage of how successful we are at anything in life is mental... GO FOR IT!

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3/18/08 12:11 P

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If you do not feel like working out than I suggest going to the mall. You will be getting a workout without really thinking about it. When I do, I feel a little better after people watching....and some of the clothes inspire me to get fit. Just a thought.

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3/18/08 12:05 P

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If you're not the shopping mood (!) then try your local library. They usually rent them for free or for a nominal charge.

I definitely second getting up and working out. I know it's hard (believe me when I tell you I've been there and sometimes still find myself there). Once you get started, you'll feel the benefit.

It's such a crummy time of year and cabin fever is bad right now. Plan each day the night before and stick to that plan. Go to a bookstore or the library, find a free museum, etc.

You're not alone :)

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3/18/08 12:03 P

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My sister just gave me a pilates video, which I haven't opened. I just get self-conscious exercising in front of people, and my daughter has friends over right now. I know, a lot of excuses... Just find a room and close the door!

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3/18/08 12:00 P

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Exercise is VERY good for the blues!!! Do you ever do workout DVDs? If not maybe you should try, go buy a new one and see if it motivates you. I get in those moods too and it almost always helps me. And you get to go shopping!!

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3/18/08 11:51 A

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I have been having some trouble lately w/ handling stress. The way I deal w/ it is to sleep in later, watch TV and eat. I know it's very unhealthy to take that road, but I can't seem to stop myself. I am tense and worried all the time. I have been short-tempered w/ my kids, which just makes me feel more lousy. It's rainy and depressing outside and I can't get myself motivated to get on the floor and exercise. I just want to make a big pot of creamy soup and chow down while in bed.

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