Excellent article!! Thanks! This is one I'll come back to again and again for a moviational push. I really like the way it's written as if a good friend (positive and living large -- I love that !!!) is speaking to me! :)
Super article...the SparkPeople site is the best at motivation with a positive twist...I am so thankful to have become part of your community!
8/24/2008 8:07:42 AM
Thanks for the helpful and encouraging tips!! I'm fairly new to the "fitness" scene, I have MEGA weight to lose. These are good tips to cut and clip and post around the house as encouragement to keep on going. VERY INFORMATIVE to us Newbies!!
Thank you so much for this article. I am in the process of "Starting" over yet again, and this gave me so much strength. It is wonderful Thank you, thank you, thank you!
7/25/2008 9:53:57 AM
I have had a really bad day, aka eating lots of choclate, and articles such as this put me in a better state of mind, just do start with something small everyday and it will lead to something big, love it!
Wow. That first advice, to get rid of the old bathing suit, is great. I have been holding on to a swimsuit I looked fabulous in at 29, and I'm 42 now. I need to have goals for today, not old goals.
6/1/2008 9:57:31 PM
This is a great article because it reassured me that I am on the right track with what I am already doing. I started going to the gym and taking Yoga or Pilates classes every few days. The more I go, the more it becomes part of my lifestyle, and the more time I seem to have for it. Now I am up to 2 hours of Yoga/Pilates every day. I sure do feel good.
I think this article hit home more for me than any I have read before...if there's one thing I know how to do- it's start and stop... sticking with it has really been very hard for me in the past. I don't really know what is different this time, only that something must have clicked when I wasn't paying attention lol...now I can proudly say that I have been sticking to it since January- and it is paying off! I've been a lot more active, even dusted off the ol' bike and put air in the tires- well, my husband did that- and I know he was thinking "she'll probably ride once or twice and I'll be hanging this thing back up" but I've surprised us both- and I love it! I even have the children that I take care of biking with me- and bought a bike trailer so I could bring the baby biking! This article is going right into my favorites incase the stickiness starts to get unstuck!
I am going to make a great attempt...this time I'm going to do it with my niece. We will have better acountability. Good article.
6/1/2008 8:19:58 AM
I fractured an ankle doing exercises after a year of doing aerobics and gained back all the weight. when I went back, I got a stress fracture afterseveral months getting back into it. Then my gym closed . I broke two toes twice thereafter when exercising on my own. when I went back to a new women only circuit gym, it just made me eat more. I was always hungry. my back and knees hurt twice as much even though I started up very slowly. after 3 years I finally worked up to 1.5 hrs 5-6 days a week alternating treadmill, bike and weights circuit. I never lost any weight, I always hurt. the machines were not sized for me even at lowest levels as I am quite short. I pinched my fingers /hands several times bad adjusting the machines ever five minutes on the circuit and wound up with tennis elbow. then the gym closed. I have no motivation to try again.
I'm keeping this in my favorites so I can link people over when they are having trouble sticking or worries about that. It's exactly what I'd say except put better. You make helping others easy in this way.
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