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Never Underestimate Yourself!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Okay guys, it’s me again. Normally it takes some time between blogs but I just had to share the good news. Just yesterday I posted a blog about wanting to learn to swim. Well that’s still in the works, remember I have to wait until August 10th to get started with the adult lessons.

Well check this out. My daughter and I went to the Health and Wellness this morning because I wanted to get in the pool. It has been some time since I’ve actually been in a pool so I said, I’ve paid for it, I might as well get my monies worth. Okay, this is it, I learned to float today, I mean in a matter of minutes; under the instruction of my daughter. I think deep inside I had some ideal but it has never materialized until today. Oh My Goodness, I am so hyped, I can’t imagine how I will feel when I actually learn to swim.

Well to continue on, one of my ex co-workers is also a member and she has been for some time now but I’ve not seen her in a few months. We began to talk and discovered that we weigh about the same and can’t wait to get less than 200 pounds. We have a wager to both try to achieve that goal by July 31st, so that’s about 5 pounds in two weeks; I think we can do it.

Long story short, I participated in my first Zumba class, it was different but I enjoyed it. I also got an orientation to spinning, so guess what! My first spinning class is in the morning at 6am the class ends at 6:45am; please pray for me, I’m sure I’ll need it.

So before I close, remember this week’s motto; celebrate your small success, they can lead to big benefits and allow me to add this thought: never underestimate yourself, you never know what you can do until you try.

Let’s live life!

Peace and Blessings

Julynn
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  • SWEETPEAPOLK
    Hi guys, it's me, Julynn's former co-worker ... the one she met at the Wellness Center last week. Wow! Julynn looks great.

    Not only is there less of her to see, she is glowing. Her excitement and joy is contagious.

    It infected me so-o-o-o much that I must have momentarily lost my mind. A wager to lose 5 pounds in two weeks? I'll need several more doses of her enthusiasm if August 1st will see less of me!

    Sparkpeople? Blogging? No one could have convinced me that I would be here. I'm telling you guys, Julynn is on point and she is really working it out. Her level of commitment and subsequent results are living proof that I've been a pretender in my fitness efforts.

    Just as a miner can't bring up the rich deposits in the earth unless he works it out, I'd better get to working out these muscles at a greater level of intensity.

    Change is a progression ... and the process of change begins by the renewing of the mind. Seeing Julynn last week has energized me and introduced me to you guys. Wow! I, too, am excited.

    Now, that I've wrapped my sane-mind around this 5 pound wager I'd better get busy.

    By the way, I went with Julynn to the spinning class and have no plans to ever do that again. Oh, my God! That was so hard. I love Zumba. My daughter gave me the Zumba DVD for my birthday. It's great stuff... when I do.

    As far as the swimming lessons goes ... I think I'll follow her there as well. I took my first lessons when I turned 40; however, I didn't learn to swim. At the time I was so-o-o afraid of water the only thing I really took away from 3 sets of lessons was not to fear the water.
    I will be 55 in December and really would like to actually know how to swim by then ... We'll see what I learn from these lessons. I'll keep you posted.

    Thanks again Julynn ... I am so-o-o proud of you. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    3257 days ago
  • HEALTHY4JEANNE
    Julyn,

    I love Zumba. It is fun and a little embarrassing with some moves. But definately mixes things up!

    Spinning is so hard, but so much fun. I love that too!

    Floating on your back! Great job. that is the first thing I learned how to do while learning to swim. You are on your way!

    I am waiting for you in Onederland! You will be here soon!!!! Mixing things up with your workouts, like you have been, will definately help you get there
    :) Jeanne
    3260 days ago
  • CMB2048
    Good for you, Julyn. Your enthusiasm is contagious!
    3261 days ago
  • KEAKMAN
    I love how you are so poen to trying new things! And that you are finding out all sorts of things that you like to do! This is going to open up a whole new world of exercise possibilities for you Julynn, and keep you from EVER getting bored. Keep up the great work!
    3262 days ago
  • LIVINGFOR2DAY
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    3263 days ago
  • SVELTEGODDESS
    Getting out and trying new things Julynn has inspired me to check out a wellness center on Monday. I love hearing about your positive steps towards your goals! emoticon
    3264 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    Way to go Julynn! I'm jumping up & down with excitement for you! You are so right ---we need to inventory even the really small feats in our life, its when we stack those that we see just how much we have accomplished.
    Keep up that strong determination, just think next month, you will be swimming!! I'm so proud of you!
    3264 days ago
  • NYCFA1
    Great work Julynn!! You are making me smile ear to ear with your excitement!

    I've never spinned before. It always looks exciting! Can't wait to hear how it all went. :)
    3264 days ago
  • FORMYDARLINGS
    WTG on the floating. If you can float, you can swim. All swimming is is floating and then kicking and cupping your hands and pulling yourself forward on the water. That's all there is to it. I am SO PROUD of you. emoticon

    Gini
    3264 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Sure do love this blog, Julynn: I can feel the excitement and pride of accomplishment pretty much radiating off the screen.

    There is nothing stopping you: you're taking on so many new ventures! I'll be watching to see your ticker get under 200 by the end of the month and cheering for you every ounce of the way!
    3264 days ago
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