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Sure I want to look good in a bathing suit and have my clothes fit great... but really I want the longest and healthiest life I can give myself and my daughter. I want her to grow up knowing limits and how to eat healthy. And I want the energy to enjoy every moment with her now!
Ignore the negative...and all the thoughts in your head!
I have depression and because of that, find it very difficult to get motivated and stay positive about exercising. Almost every time I want to start exercising, I get thoughts like " what's the point?" or I just start thinking about how uncomfortable/painful it will be, which makes me not want to even try... The secret I have to share is simple: just do it! DON'T THINK ABOUT IT because you are likely to talk yourself out of it. Instead, just get up, turn on your exercise video and get to it!!
Before you know it you'll be done and feeling oh so proud of yourself :D
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