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Starting Small is No Bull

Start Slow for BIG Results


  • This morning i woke up frustrated because I couldn't get my diet "right" in a few days. I hate being fat, I hate working out, and I hate counting calories. If I needed to choose the one that makes me more frustrated is being fat. This article helped me to see that starting small is good. It doesn't mean that I just don't want to scream because my clothes don't feel any looser, but I will be patient and work everyday to improve my life and health - 6/29/2011 6:27:54 PM
  • Hi to all this fits me to a T as i am a Taurus the Bull and as usual like to race a head when i reaaly need to slow down and take things one at a time like loosing weight i expect it to happen stright away and it wont work like that so u could say my anology is that of a raring bull so i will have to learn to take baby steps but me being me will find this so hard because ive always been a perfectionist by nature which is good cus ive had so many dissapointment in life and lots of good things too but just cant wait to get back to being the perfect me again.

    diligent4 - 6/29/2011 4:18:23 PM
  • This was very inspiring and exactly what I needed to hear today! - 6/29/2011 1:16:27 PM
  • I am so glad I read this, I was feeling so discouraged by how little I was able to do, how hard it all seemed to be, just really overwhelmed. I am now going to do a little at a time and increasing as it feels natural to do so. - 6/29/2011 12:07:09 PM
  • I loved the author's analogy of the bulls racing to the charge vs. our approach to fitness. It really clicked with me. Now I don't have to feel like I should be racing to the goal; but rather I can steadily build on a foundation of healthy habits. One step at a time! - 5/27/2011 12:04:35 PM
  • So, So true!!!!! - 3/26/2011 11:05:17 PM
  • Today for the first time I started to feel overwhelmed by all I need/want to do on my road to better health and fitness.. and you reminded me what I had forgotten.. what had gotten me this far. Small steps. Thank you. - 3/14/2011 9:50:59 PM
  • JLFEATH829
    I really needed to read this's easy to feel discouraged by the mega-success of others who have been with SP for longer. I need to use those success stories as motivation instead of being intimidated or shamed by them! - 3/1/2011 10:37:54 PM
  • This was a great article and something I need to apply to myself. Thanks! - 12/29/2010 9:37:43 PM
  • This is definitely a good article for ME. Thanks. - 12/3/2010 10:26:21 AM
  • Today was the day I needed to read this! Thanks. - 9/2/2010 3:22:44 PM
  • 2TIME10
    Perfect thing to read for someone who has always had fitness be a big part of her life and is now restricted by 6 MORE weeks of post surgical recovery. - 9/2/2010 10:13:13 AM
  • Great article and perfect timing for me as this week's weight loss was not what I had hoped. I'm going to keep bulls and rockets in mind this week.... - 7/26/2010 5:04:38 PM
  • DAISY238
    I really needed to read this article. I was gung ho about it happening quickly. I really needed to see it in black and white that I needed to slow down. - 7/26/2010 2:27:13 PM
  • Perfect thing to read after feeling discouraged! - 5/5/2010 12:41:34 AM

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