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Perspective

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I used to think "Oh no...I HAVE to exercise today to reach my weight goals" but when someone suggested I think of it as "I DESERVE to exercise today" it changed my whole perspective and for the first time in my life I began exercising regularly and loved it! That was 2 and a half years ago.

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  • :) - by CMORISAK
  • The power of positive encourage is the difference between regret and reward! - by CHERYLSBUTT
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  • I've had such thoughts before, but the dominant thought has been that I have to exercise to reach my goal. Now, I will try to think of it more often as "I DESERVE to exercise". Thanks!!!!
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  • What a fantastic secret! I love the thought of "deserving" to exercise -- deserving it for yourself. I can't wait to share this thought with friends! emoticon
    Thanks for sharing! - by LWIL24
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  • Thanks for the suggestion. I shall try it. - by LEANMEAN2
  • BANNERMAN
    Thanks for sharing. - by BANNERMAN
  • Just looking at exercise differently changes our perspective. Good tip - by GRAPHICS2
  • Great info. - by DELLMEL
  • Thanks for sharing you gave me another positive way to stay focused. emoticon emoticon - by DIAMOND102
  • What a great way to look at it. I deserve to exercise too. - by UKNOWITNOW
  • I have always, always, always hated exercise, beginning back in public school when I was taller and bigger than everyone else in my class. Gym class was something to be endured, not enjoyed.
    But now I'm learning to say that exercise is something that I GET to do. I'll think about using the word DESERVE. That's also a positive way of thinking about it. - by TIGGER2908
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    thanks for sharing!!! - by MAMAMOOSE54
  • I can SO relate!!! I feel like something is missing if I DON'T work out!!!
    emoticon - by GINGERVISTA
  • VAINVT
    Looking at things in a new way can transform your attitude. I learned this 40 years ago when my first son was born. I resented getting up early to care for him until my mother said "I love this early time when you and the baby are alone together." - by VAINVT
  • Looking at it this way makes me change my perspective! LOL! - by SCULLEN84
  • DEVERYLEJ
    Instead of telling myself that I HAVE to workout, I tell myself that I GET to workout! It is indeed a privilege to take care of my body, and I am happy that I have the opportunity to do so! - by DEVERYLEJ
  • Thanks for sharing - by LEANMEAN2
  • FRIENDOFBACH
    Good!
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  • Great tip and very interesting. Thanks - by AMBER461
  • DEARTOMYHEART
    emoticon Thanks so much for sharing. Great advice!!! emoticon - by DEARTOMYHEART
  • Great perspective - I'll keep that in mind. Thanks! - by DIANAPHOENIX
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  • Funny how it changes the thought completely. Thanks - by STREO2004
  • Great insight
    - by MARYHENNIG
  • LREIGLE
    Great tip, thanks - by LREIGLE
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  • It's amazing how someone elses perspective clicked with you. I think it is wonderful. Good luck on your journey. Awesome tip.. Donna - by DGFOWLER
  • Great tip! Thanks! - by DISNEYMEG
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